On the shores of Lago Maggiore. The Murders at Meina by David Roberts

26 Jul Meina is a small village on the Western side of Lake Maggiore, between Arona and Stresa, it is not a large resort , just a tranquil spot with lovely view up the lake towards Switzerland and across to Anghera. In the 1930s, there were just two hotels there, the Hotel Meina and the Hotel Verbano. The Hotel Meina was to become infamous as the site of a massacre.

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On the Peace Trail  in Locarno- by David Roberts

David Roberts on the Peace Trail in the lovely Swiss city of Locarno

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Strange happenings at Harpur Hill

A short history of the Froth sites at Harpur Hill, near Buxton including the Frith artillery range; RAF Maintenance Unit 28 and Safety in Mines Research.

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Mr Mason's Boys- German Jewish refugee boys at Buxton College in the 1930s

Following on from the story of Heinz Thannhauser, David Roberts uncovers the stories of two more German Jewish refugee pupils who attended Buxton College in the 1930s and later emigrated to the United States

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A Buxton College boy who went to Harvard and died with the American Air Force in Italy by David Roberts

David Roberts puts together the story of Heinz Thannhauser , a German-Jewish refugee who attended Buxton College in the 1930s, went to Harvard and died with the American Air Force in Italy in 1944

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Milan War Cemetery- The Story of Besueri Sebaiga

On Remembrance Day , David Roberts tries to find out more about the story of Ugandan Soldier Besueri Sebaiga

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Holm Leigh School, Buxton and the Great War

On Remembrance Day, David Roberts looks at the sacrifices made by the Old Boys of Holm Leigh Preparatory School in Buxton

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The Killing Of Private Law at Camp 106- by David Roberts

David Roberts delves into the War Office records to tell the story of the killing of Private J E Law at Camp PG106 Vercelli

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On the history trail in Rapallo with David Roberts

David Roberts revisits some scenes from O Level history on the Ligurian Riviera

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On the track of PG106 with  David Roberts

David Roberts visits the location of workcamps of Campo PG106 in the rice fields of Vercelli and digresses on the history of Italian Rice Cultivation

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Milan War Cemetery- The Massacre at Varallo by David Roberts

The story of James McCracken VX45756 and Corporals Fred Miller and William Brown escaped Allied POWs murdered in Varallo , Italy 15 April 1944

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