Passage(s) of an Arctic Icebreaker, WW II Veteran and Israeli Hero

By Elizabeth Alexander, MSc Geopolitics and Security post-graduate student.  Born 1927, Newport News, Virginia. USA  Died 1962, Haifa, Israel CGC Northland, icebreaker, cruiser, sailor, spy, postmaster and navigator of the seas, Nazi hunter, decorated war hero, blockade-runner and rescuer of refugees ceased Feb. 2, 1962 in Haifa, Israel. Scrapped (in Italy) but not forgotten. We…

Walks and Memories

It seems a little out of place to write a post essentially about a happy event in the context of sadness as we feel the loss of Neil Smith’s passing over the weekend (there have been several tributes, postings and collations of messages). One of us first met Neil as part of an undergraduate fieldtrip to…