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Loxuru

Graf von Kreuzigung
On November 7th, Janine De Greef (1925- 2020) has deceased in Brussels.


She was likely the last surviving member of the 'Comet Line' a Belgian resistance group that helped Allied combatants (mainly downed airmen) out of occupied territory, back to England, across Spain. Comet had a remarkable amount of women (65%) among its members.
Unsuspected by her teenage age, Janine De Greef regularly accompanied escapees on the dangerous route to Spain.


Comet line was the inspiration for the 1970's TV series 'Secret Army', and its famous parody 'Allo! Allo!'.
 

MariaCross

Onlooker
Joselyn Cano, known to some media outlets as “The Mexican Kim Kardashian” has reportedly passed away due to complications with plastic surgery. The influencer and swimwear designer was 30 years old and had nearly 13 million followers on Instagram. She also owned a successful company called Joselyn Cano Swimwear
 

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Naraku

Draconarius
British actor Jeremy Bulloch has passed away at age 75.
OK. How about if I say the man who originated the role of Boba Fett in "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Sith"?
Most of his work was in television with some small movie roles.
A bit of trivia that may be of interest to some: Boba Fett's space ship is named Slave 1.
 

Darkprincess69

High Priestess of Slaanesh

Marcius

Governor
Historian of antiquity Anthony Birley is dead.


Many works on Roman Britain (and Vindolanda in particular), Hadrian, Marcus Aurelius and Severus bios, editing collected papers of formidable Syme -- just a few of his accomplishments. He worked on the new edition of the Acts of the Christian Martyrs, too -- but abandoned it.

DMS
 

Eulalia

Poet Laureate
Staff member
Vindolanda, thanks to the work of his parents and of Anthony himself, is certainly the place to go to see a really well-presented, informative display that helps visitors, from youngest to oldest and beginners to experts, to understand Hadrian's Wall and Roman Britain in the light of the latest archaeology and historical research, with a real, 'first-hand' feeling

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Apostate

Administrator
Staff member
I know about the Cambridge Five, but not this dude, who was as destructive/productive as Burgess, Maclean, et al.

 

Eulalia

Poet Laureate
Staff member
Yes, he was the outsider. He did do a degree in Russian at Cambridge, but as an ex-service student, probably looked down upon by the kind of public school men who became the Cambridge Five - in any case that wasn't when he was recruited by the KGB, that was after being a PoW in N Korea. It was the world of complex, muddled motives with disastrous consequences that the late John le Carre made so vividly real.
 

poem21045

Tribune
Yes, he was the outsider. He did do a degree in Russian at Cambridge, but as an ex-service student, probably looked down upon by the kind of public school men who became the Cambridge Five - in any case that wasn't when he was recruited by the KGB, that was after being a PoW in N Korea. It was the world of complex, muddled motives with disastrous consequences that the late John le Carre made so vividly real.

Sometimes people do crazy things in the name of ideology.
 

windar

Teller of Tales
Reginald Foster, the Vatican Latinist for over four decades, died at 81, likely at least partly from COVID. He dreamed in Latin, cursed in Latin, banked in Latin and tweeted in Latin. He also swore like a sailor in Latin.

 

windar

Teller of Tales
Probably my earliest crush, Dawn Wells, who played Mary Ann on the TV program, "Gilligan's Island" is dead at 81 of COVID. In her later years, she became an advocate for rescued elephants.

 
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