The Day of the Jackal

It was on 22 August, 1962, that a squad of assassins attempted to kill the President of France, Charles De Gaulle. The President was travelling from the Elysée Palace to Orly airport when his vehicle …

“The Troubles” Begin

It was on 14 August, 1969, that the British Army commenced ‘Operation Banner’, and began what would be their longest deployment, which would not conclude for 38 years. The deployment was prompted by protests and …

Apocalypse When?

1 March marks the day in 1976 that director Francis Ford Coppola would arrive in Manila, The Philippines, to begin filming ‘Apocalypse Now’, a Vietnam War film about a US Army Captain assigned a secret …

One Man Against an Empire

25 July, marks the birthday of Gavrilo Princip in 1894. Princip was a Serbian nationalist who sought to liberate Slavs from their Austro-Hungarian occupiers and carried out the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria …

A Labor of Love

It was on this day, 10 May, in 1981 that film director Richard Attenbourgh completed work on his masterpiece, GANDHI. A film about the life of the independence activist had been a dream project for …