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Thomas Malcolm Muggeridge used to be an English journalist, writer, media character, and satirist. in the course of global conflict II, he used to be a soldier and a secret agent. he's credited with popularising mom Teresa and in his later years grew to become a Catholic.

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The first concerns his able lieutenant Jacques Soustelle whom de Gaulle later appointed Governor-General of Algeria and who told me this story himself. Although he was of the Left, Soustelle had sympathy for the Algerian French. ’ The second occasion concerns de Gaulle’s daughter. She was much loved and cherished by her father who devoted himself to her whenever he could. She was mongoloid and, as most such are, a very loving and affectionate person. ’ One way in which de Gaulle’s lurking sense of humour showed itself was on a day when he was inspecting a parade.

I asked somewhat banally. ‘Wonderful,’ he replied. ’ I wrote a series of articles about the famine for the Manchester Guardian and sent them home by diplomatic bag. But I knew that as soon as they were published and they were, although quite severely toned down by Crozier - I would become persona non grata in the Soviet Union, and expelled. This is precisely what happened. 29 M yself in Cairo in 1928 (left), and in Montreux in 1933. Do my experiences in Russia show? From Moscow I went to Switzerland, where Kitty re­ joined me, and there I wrote my novel Winter in Moscow which was published that same year, 1933.

The Englishman’s home from home was the Bengal Club whose members were only white. It was possible to entertain Indians there but it had to be done in a private room. With the Nationalist Movement growing strongly, the club was increasingly becoming the Englishman’s castle too. The result was that, when I made friends with a group of Indians, we normally met in their homes or in res­ taurants. Even Shahid Suhrawardy, Professor of Fine Sudhin Datta whom I regularly used to meet in Calcutta. 31 Myself with Amrita Sher-Gil in Simla, with her Hungarian mother and her Sikh father, a landowner and a disciple of Tolstoy.

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