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We are readying ourselves to enter a long tunnel full of blood and darkness (Andre Gide, 28 July 1914)
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We are readying ourselves to enter a long tunnel full of blood and darkness (Andre Gide, 28 July 1914)

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It is a constant of history that nations which start wars find it very hard to stop them.

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Liberated in Germany by the Americans, seven-year-old Valya Brekeleva and her family of slave labourers went home to Novgorod as non-persons. "Most of the people from our village who went to Latvia survived. But most of those who were sent to Germany had died. For those of us who remained, the suspicion was always there." Most of her family were killed by one side or the other in the course of the war. Her mother died in 1947, worn out by the struggle to keep her daughters alive. She was thirty-six. Her father completed his sentence for "political crimes" and came home from the Urals in 1951, an old man. Even after Valya had completed university and applied for work at a Kazan shipbuilders in the 1960s, when the manager saw that her papers showed her to be an ex-Nazi prisoner he said grimly: "Before we consider anything else, we have got to establish whether you have done damage to the state.

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A Tory government with a decent mandate seems the only hope of tackling the fiscal catastrophe responsibly.

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People who get on at school are the ones who play by the rules, and no one's going to get far in later life playing by the system.

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It's miraculous how much easier the computer has made my sort of work.

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Lots of us when we're children believe 'oh well, if the world knew us as we really are, they'd know what wonderful, clever, brilliant, charming people we really are.'

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