The Rationing Era

The Second World War, especially the war in the Pacific and its prisoners, and the British home front.

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The Invention of Veganism, 1944

Others had done it. They named it.


Probably Too Much About Desmond T. Doss

The first conscientious objector to be awarded America’s Medal of Honor, and Mel Gibson’s film about him (Hacksaw Ridge), and how we should live.


Meet the Far East Prisoners of War

They went through hell; some lived to tell.






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A chunk of the Siam-Burma Railway, in the Far East Prisoner of War memorial at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London.