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At 3 a.m. on the morning of October 28th, 1940, during the World War Two, Emanuele Grazzi, the Italian ambassador to Greece, delivered an ultimatum from Prime Minister Benito Mussolini to Prime Minister Ioannis Metaxas.  Mussolini demanded that Metaxas allow … Continue reading

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The Siege of Leningrad

How can a story about the purposeful murder of 650,000 people be wonderful? When the story of a few survivors is so poetically and lovingly told, as in The Siege by Helen Dunmore. The siege of Leningrad lasted from September, … Continue reading

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