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Exit-Row Exigencies – NYTimes.com

I was thankful to secure an exit-row middle seat with ample legroom on a recent Australian domestic flight. I duly read the instructions and carefully listened to the crew briefing about operating the exit door in an emergency. But the man sitting at the window seat requested several alcoholic drinks …

Count Robert de La Rochefoucauld – Telegraph

Count Robert de La Rochefoucauld, who has died aged 88, escaped from Occupied France to join the Special Operations Executive (SOE); parachuted back on sabotage missions, he twice faced execution, only to escape on both occasions, once dressed as a Nazi guard. Other disguises also came in useful. On the …