At your ser­vice

For Terry Waite, the BBC World Ser­vice wasn’t just an un­fail­ing source of news, it was a life­line dur­ing his dark­est hours as a hostage in Beirut. Here, on the 25th an­niver­sary of his re­lease, he looks back on his own per­sonal his­tory with the broad­caster

Country Life Every Week - - My Favourite Painting Christopher Boyle -

T was Jan­uary 1971 and I was trav­el­ling with my wife and three small chil­dren back to our home in Kampala, Uganda, after a brief hol­i­day in Kenya. The pre­vi­ous weeks had been stress­ful to say the least. The Ugan­dan army ap­peared to have a li­cence to do ex­actly as it wished and vi­o­lent rob­beries through­out the city were com­mon­place. We our­selves had al­most lost our lives on two oc­ca­sions when we were held up at gun­point and lost our car on both oc­ca­sions.

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