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Hiroshima – 0815am August 6th, 1945 (Japan)

In the early hours of August 6, 1945, Colonel Paul Tibbets and his crew set off from Tinian Island in the West Pacific. Piloting the Enola Gay (named after his mother), they were heading for Japan On board they carried a […]

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9th Fort, Kaunus – The fort of death (Lithuania)

The Ninth Fort in Kaunus started life in 1902 as one of the city of Kaunus’s fortifications. It was built during the days of the Russian Empire.  It was completed in 1912. From 1924 it was turned into Kaunus state […]

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The Killing Fields (Cambodia)

The day I went to the Killing Fields of Cheung Ek close to Phnom Penh in April 1998, Pol Pot, leader of the Khmer Rouge had just days to live. His terrible legacy lives with the people who survived. We […]

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Babi Yar – September 29-30, 1941 (Ukraine)

Those two days at Babi Yar  will be forever etched in history as the scene of one of the worst atrocities carried out during the Second World War.  SS Commander and Military Governor of the region Major-General Kurt Eberhard and Otto Rasch made […]

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Khatyn – A deadly response (Belarus)

If you go to Minsk then a visit to Khatyn is a must. Unfortunately it’s not situated in a very convenient location and is not well served by public transport, so unless you have your own transport your best option […]

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Srebenica – The town that gave up. (Bosnia)

This is a town with very bleak history. .The main reason to visit Srebrenica is certainly  not for any attractions the town itself may offer but to visit the nearby village of Potočari,which is where many of the atrocities which […]

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Moynak – once a thriving town (Uzbekistan)

From a tourist point of view there is nothing much to do in Moynak, however the town is home to one of the most catastrophic environmental disasters of the 20th century. Moynak is situated in the north of Uzbekistan about […]


The Karimenga Experience – “Timeema”

Well that sounds exotic and it was. In fact I would go as far as to say my 3 night stay here was one of my best experiences in Ghana. Just for the record that doesn’t take anything away from […]