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August 26, 2014 13 Comments

My grandfather the WWI general: a hero, not a donkey

One hundred years ago today, my grandfather, Lieutenant General Sir Thomas D’Oyly Snow, led the retreat from Mons. It was the last time in history that the British cavalry charged.

 

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August 4, 2014 36 Comments

From Mons to Gaza, war is a catastrophic waste

My grandfather, a WWI officer, led the retreat from Mons in 1914. 100 years on, my work as a journalist has left me with a vivid picture of the grave suffering that war brings.

July 28, 2014 6 Comments

First in to see Mackintosh’s damaged masterpiece, Glasgow School of Art

A huge fired ravaged parts of the world-famous Glasgow School of Art on 23 May. Jon Snow returns two months later to see the damage for himself and hear about the renovation plans.

July 25, 2014 44 Comments

In Hebrew: Gaza’s ‘birthplace of saints and death-yard of angels’

We publish in Hebrew Jon Snow’s account of the scene in Gaza’s al-Shifa hospital, where doctors struggle to treat adults and children wounded by Israeli attacks.

Leaving Gaza and ‘a terrible catalogue of devastation’

A temporary ceasefire in the conflict allows Jon Snow and other journalists to leave Gaza’s deserted streets by bus.

Gaza is not just about them, it’s about us, too

Leaving Gaza, for the first time in my reporting life I feel scarred, deeply scarred, by what I have seen – some of it too terrible to put on the screen.

July 24, 2014 20 Comments

In Arabic: Gaza’s ‘birthplace of saints and death-yard of angels’

We publish in Arabic Jon Snow’s account of the scene in Gaza’s al-Shifa hospital, where doctors struggle to treat adults and children wounded by Israeli attacks.

Gaza’s ‘Birthplace of saints and death-yard of angels’

I can’t get her out of my mind. Two year old Nema. Her broken skull and fractured nose have imposed two vast round suppurating panda sized blobs effectively closing her tiny eyes.

July 23, 2014 108 Comments

Gaza: is this a war on children?

Jon Snow presents Channel 4 News live from Gaza, with reports from Jonathan Miller and an interview with UN human rights chief Navi Pillay, who says Israel may have committed war crimes.

Gaza conflict: is it too late for negotiated peace?

Have I awoken to a swarm of bees in my lightless hotel room? The electricity is off, again. The bees are drones, devised in America, manufactured in Israel, overhead in Gaza at all times in this

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