50 Years On

At 30 minutes to midnight on June 8th 50 years ago, as the heavy black iron gates marking the crossing of the Gibraltar-Spanish frontier...

April Foolery

On a small island in the heart of Botswana’s Okavango Delta, a 50ft relative of the sausage tree towers above waters where hippopotami snort...

Cargo, Convoys, and Commanders

By Dr Benjamin Coombs and Dr Christine Guluzian During World War I, when the Allied forces were entrenched in an epically dangerous game of cat-and-mouse...

My Valentine

  Cards that come with love and XXXs. More than half a century has passed since I last received a Valentine's Day card, and more than...

The Ghosts of the Ghetto

  The iron workers’ Venetian island was a melting pot for European Jewry. Ghosts - some tragic, some heroic - lurk in the porticos, narrow lanes...

Descendants of Drake

  The unrelated Drake buried in Gibraltar’s bay. What did they call ‘Fake News’ in 1933? The article pictured here reporting the death of Edward Tyrwhitt-Drake...

Operation Snatch – Missing in action

  Gibraltarians should have a close look at any old videos stored away. If they happen to have a copy of the movie Operation Snatch...

Britain’s Female Aviation Heroes

The drunk holding court at the Queen’s Hotel in his crumpled suit and stained tie looked nothing like the playboy aviator he claimed to...

DARTMOOR – WW2 plane crash

As I watched the above scene unfold from my small flat in the Devon village of Moretonhampstead my thoughts turned to the luckless World...

MAIN STREET – The history behind our signage

  Have you ever wondered when walking or driving along Gibraltar’s thoroughfares how roads, streets, lanes and alleyways get their names? Many are derived from...