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  • Gerald Ford – July 14, 1913 – December 26, 2006

    Decent and dependable Republican who helped to steady the United States after the shocks of Watergate and Vietnam Gerald Ford was unique in the history of the United States as being the only man to occupy both the vice-presidency and the presidency without being elected to either office. Nevertheless, he played an indispensable role in [...]

  • John Bierman – Reporter, writer and BBC correspondent who filmed the Bloody Sunday killings in Londonderry

    John Bierman – January 26, 1929 – January 4, 2006 JOHN BIERMAN was the award-winning BBC TV reporter who covered the Bloody Sunday shootings in Londonderry and the writer whose bestselling book Righteous Gentile introduced the English-speaking world to the wartime heroism of the vanished Swedish diplomat, Raoul Wallenberg, saviour of thousands of Hungarian Jews. [...]

  • Nicholas Winton, secret hero who saved Jewish children from the Nazis is lauded, 50 years on

    A STOCK EXCHANGE clerk who saved hundreds of Jewish children from the Nazis has been recognised alongside other unsung heroes, including traffic wardens, typists, beekeepers and blind golfers. For nearly 50 years, Nicholas Winton, now 93, concealed his remarkable humanitarian mission, which was similar to Oskar Schindler’s celebrated rescue immortalised in Thomas Keneally’s novel and [...]