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Monthly Archives: August 2011
Christmas Eve 1971 – LANSA Flight 508m en route from Lima to Pucallpa, Peru Forty minutes into the flight, 17-year-old Juliane Köpcke was staring out into the impossible darkness over the Peruvian rainforest when the plane, suddenly buffeted by high … Continue reading
1 July 1916, 7:29 AM – opening day of the Battle of the Somme, Western Front, World War I The bone-jarring artillery fire that had been shaking the earth, night and day, in a deafening maelstrom of fire, shell fragments, … Continue reading
29 March 1984 – Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia The wriggling baby was placed on top of her so that his wrinkly head rested on her sweating shoulder. The labour had not been too painful and she smiled down at him as … Continue reading