Dunkirk, as it happens

Posted on Tue 08 June 2010 in general • Tagged with history, orwell, politics

It's interesting to see how much of a shock the Dunkirk Evacuation was to British. Although the start of war was noted by Orwell he quickly moved back to documenting his small holding activities and egg production. However as the B.E.F. was beaten back to their eventual humiliation …

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Foreshadowing and DNA

Posted on Wed 30 July 2008 in general • Tagged with orwell, politics

It seems oddly appropriate that on the day it's reported that keeping the DNA of innocent people criminalises them that George Orwells diaries are to be released. In a thoroughly modern approach the diaries will come out in "real time" + 70 years in blog form. You can find the blog …

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