Professor David Childs

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David Childs - First trip to Berlin The World Youth Festival 1951 David Childs with Harold Wilson, then Leader of the Labour Party, 1962 David Childs with his father Alderman John A Childs Mayor of Bolton 1963 David Childs with Martin Niemöller 1963- Former U Boat Commander and Anti-Nazi Pastor David Childs with Hermann Baron von Richthofen, German Ambassador to UK 1989 David Childs with Lord Roy Hattersley, former Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, and Dr Brigitte Seebacher- Brandt, historian and wife of the late Willy Brandt, German Chancellor David Childs with Head of Lufthansa Heinz Ruhnau, 1989
David Childs & former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher The opening of my Institute For German, Austrian & Swiss Affairs.  Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and VC of Nottingham University Sir Colin Campbell 1989. David Childs with German writer Hans Joachim Schädlich, 1990 David Childs, with Geoffrey Hoon, MEP, later British Secretary of State for Defence and Young Europeans David Childs with Stefan Lorant, founder of Picture Post East Germans queing to go West through the Berlin Wall, 1990 Researching the fall of the GDR: Former leader of East Germany (GDR) Egon Krenz
David Childs with Dom Mintoff - Former Labour PM of Malta David Childs with Lothar de Maizière, former Minister-Präsident of East Germany Still searching: Olg Gordievsky Former KGB Colonel 1999 Researching The Two Red Flags: Communist Rally Madrid 1996 A meeting of faiths, but was it a meeting of minds? Vatican 2004 On a sentimental journey? Chinese Communists pose in front of Marx & Engels. Training to beome rapacious capitalists? Berlin 2004 Waiting for news. German Presidential Elections 2004
Rome 2004: Inevitably all Empires fall Senator George Campbell (born in Belfast) Austalian Labour Party 2004 It used to be the most important building in East Berlin.  The entrance to Russian/Soviet Embassy on Unter den Linden  Rainer Eppelmann,member of the German parliament, 2004. A former worker and co-author of Frieden schaffen ohne Waffen (Achieve peace without weapons),he was Minister for Disarmament and Defence in last (democratic) East German government.  Heiligenstadt 2003: Mayor Bernd Beck (centre)  
             
More Research          
             
Scottish Independence Vote
Edinburgh 2014
Edinburgh 2014          
             
The German Elections 2013 German ELections 2013       
             
             
             
Northern Ireland & South Africa            
 Belfast 2003: Nothing is forgotten, little is forgiven! Belfast 2003: Nothing is forgotten, little is forgiven! Belfast 2003: Nothing is forgotten, little is forgiven!  Belfast 2003: Nothing is forgotten, little is forgiven!  Belfast 2003: Nothing is forgotten, little is forgiven!    
Port Elizabeth, 2007: They keep the place clean for others to enjoy   They live in these horrendous conditions: Port Elizabeth, SA, 2007 Hope for the future? South Africa 2007        
             
The US Elections            
Where it all began? In the McCain camp, Fredericksburg In the Obama camp,Fredericksburg, November 2008 US Elections 2008 - He’s a Bob Barr fan, Washington, DC US Elections 2008 - New Yorkers: They’d got the Obama message US Elections 2008 - Waiting for Hilary Clinton, George Mason University US Elections 2008 - He means business
US Elections 2008 - Hilary Clinton finally arrives US Elections 2008 - They’ve just voted, Fredericksburg          
             
2009 The German Elections
             
German election 2009: David with Dr Eva Högl a leading SPD Member of Bundestag Election 2009: spectators at a SPD rally on Unter den Linden Election 2009: Which way did they vote? A Communist mural from 1950 on the wall of Göring’s air ministry Election 2009: Angela’s people Election 2009:  He’s come a long way to support Angela Merkel Election 2009: ‘You wanted it (her) back. You got it (her) back!  
             
Some interesting meetings
             
20 years on: David with Professor Walter Friedrich [Leipzig] who urged SED Leader Krenz to avoid bloodshed in 1989 Lord Triesman - Researching a new book on football “The Lion and the Eagle – A History of England V Germany” David, June 2010, with Brian and Lois Norris from Bolton, whose adventure teaching English in East Germany is captured in the comedy drama, Mrs Ratcliffe's Revolution  (2007) - now available on DVD. Former minister Chris Mullin, MP author of A View From The Foothills With former student Neil Carmichael, MP, 2011, We both think…‘When Disraeli was talking about education, however, Bismarck was launching secondary education in Germany, and we did not get around to that until 1944. Education has always been a case of catch-up for us, and that is one reason why it is so important to focus on international comparisons.’

Former student Neil Carmichael, MP, 2011, We both think…‘When Disraeli was talking about education, Bismarck was launching secondary education in Germany - Britain launched in 1944. Education has always been a case of catch-up for us, and that is one reason why it is so important to focus on international comparisons.’ 

 
             
Athens 2012 - Researching Europe            
             
Athens 2012