A walk around the Stolpersteine of Milan by David Roberts

David Roberts takes a walk round some undiscovered parts of Milan on the track of Stolpersteine

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The Lost Banks of Buxton by David Roberts

With the recently announced closure of the National Westminster Bank in Buxton, David Roberts takes a look at the ups and downs of Buxton's Banks

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Back to the Mitropa Cup of 1935

A look back at European Football Club competition in the 1930s and the Mitropa Cup of 1935

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István Tóth-Potya - Forgotten Inter manager starts to get some recognition

In February 2019, I published an article on two Hungarian football managers István Tóth-Potya and Géza Kértesz who worked in 1930s Italy. Since then, there have been some developments in the story of István Tóth-Potya. so here is an update together with the original article.

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Peter Edward Glaser -Taking Buxton College to the Moon by David Roberts

Peter Edward Glaser did not actually go the Moon, but he was a project manager for NASA – getting a large scientific device on to the surface of the Moon, getting it to work and by all accounts it still working today

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Buxton Pubs by Julian Cohen- reviewed by David Roberts

A great new book about Buxton's current and some sadly missed inns, alehouses, taverns, pubs and bars

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Kostas Georgakis- Genoa 19th September by David Roberts

Kosta Georgakis was born in Corfu on 28 August 1948 in act of desperation and supreme self-sacrifice. he set himself ablaze in the piazza Mateotti in Genoa on 19 September 1970, in protest against the repprssive regime of the Greek Colonels. shouting, "Long Live Greece", "Down with the tyrants", "Down with the fascist colonels" and "I did it for my Greece." he died nine hours later.

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England Vs Italy - the Pre-War matches - by David Roberts

England first played Itay in an international football match in 1933, as the international climate worsened , they played two more matches - the Battle of Highbury in 1934 and one final match in Milan in May 1939.

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Mr Chamberlain changes trains

Four months after flying to the Munich Conference, Neville Chamberlain together with a large party of British officials travelled to Rome by train to try and keep the Italians from siding with the Germans.

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Corfu-8 September 1943 by David Roberts

On 8 September the Italian Armistice with the Allies came into effect. Substantial Italian forces remained outside of Italy. This is the story of what happened to the Italian garrison on Corfu between 8 and 27 September 1943.

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