Brock's and Current Affairs - The Battle of Manila Bay

Wednesday, 30 May 2018


Frank Brock's father Arthur Brock became the best known pyrotechnist in the world.  Dubbed the "Firework King" by the press, he was an outstanding marketeer and in an era long before cinema news films or TV he supplied his audiences with unique firework pictures.  Inserted into the evening's programme they would depict a recent event and would garner many column inches in national and local newspapers…

Brock's and Current Affairs - The Dreyfus Affair

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

The Dreyfus Affair


Between 1894 and 1906 the scandal of the Dreyfus Affair rocked France and split it very deeply into two opposing camps: the pro-army, mostly Catholic, anti-Dreyfusards and the anti-clerical, pro-republican Dreyfusards. 

Finally, Dreyfus, helped in part by the likes of the French intellectual Emile Zola, was fully exonerated but the affair embittered French politics and…

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