A bomb aimer during the war, he was assigned to the 617 Squadron – the Dambusters. He flew on their famous mission and was the last survivor of the group.
A nurse in the US Army, she worked in a field hospital experienced D-Day and The Battle of the Bulge and was often in great danger and had a Christmas nightmare
From The Age of Steam, he was Shedmaster at King’s Cross station, looking after iconic trains – and oversaw the transition to diesel engines.
A talented musician, songwriter and producer from Detroit, he wrote one of pop music’s greatest songs before his career faded into obscurity.
A committed Marxist he fought for Angolan independence. When this was achieved he became President and a dictator, making himself the richest man in Africa.
After just surviving the Holocaust he came to Britain as one of the Windemere Children and went on to represent GB at two Olympic Games as a weightlifter.
From a background of poverty he rose to become Principal Dancer at the Royal Ballet, overcoming Apartheid, racial and religious prejudice.
THE WIZARD OF THE SCISSORS Born into a poor family in Dagenham, his father William was a public health inspector and his mother, Isabelle Pitt, was a cleaner at the BBC. Edward was one of […]