Author Archives: Colin Smith

The second partition

Pakistan celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. But it is not the state that Jinnah created out of partition in 1947. In 1971 its more populous eastern wing declared unilateral independence. Colin Smith recalls the large and small atrocities that…
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Defending Jerrybags

The German occupation of the Channel Islands still haunts Britain's image of itself at war. The Jerrybags who slept with German soldiers are a reminder that the bulldog breed collaborated too. But Colin Smith argues that we should not jump…
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