As the Second World War took shape, a big band leader dominated the year. While, from very different quarters, a Disney film and an emerging folk star signalled sounds of the future.SOPHIA DEBOICK reports.
It was nothing more than a footnote, buried in the results of the Uefa Europa League second qualifying round, second leg, but it leaped out for those who remembered the days of glory: Progrès Niederkorn 2, Budapest Honved 0 (Niederkorn win 2-1 on aggregate).
After Boris Johnson, Jeremy Hunt’s arrival at the Foreign Office suggested Britain’s diplomatic standing might improve a little. But his comments to the Conservative Party conference have put paid to that, says DENIS MACSHANE, a former minister for Europe.
Accepting the misdeeds of their past can be difficult for any country. Now, a provocative new book is asking Italians some hard questions about their countrymen’s role in the Holocaust. BENJAMIN IVRY reports