This is now. We must not forget

Issue 1127

This is now. We must not forget

As we move towards Remembrance Sunday we carry an incredible set of photos taken by Bryan Adams – the Canadian rocker turned photographer. Over the last couple of years Adams has photographed men and women who were injured in conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan. The photos are incredible, as are the stories of what happened and plans to rebuild lives. They will give you pause.

Alongside this, we look at some projects that are helping lift ex-servicemen out of homelessness – including a great building scheme that teaches new skills and very practically deals with the housing stock crisis. And we cast an eye over the website that is offering you a chance to buy some things that the military don’t want to ship back from Camp Bastion. It’s a curious clearance sale.

Also this week…

Our Letter To My Younger Self is with Trevor Brooking. Reflective and at times moving, he also has a great Bobby Moore anecdote.

In his column, John Bird considers the difficulty of spreading unpopular messages about family sizes amongst the most poverty stricken in the world. There are no simple answers.

Our featured vendor telling their story in My Pitch is Andy Sanguy, in Brighton. He’s living in a tent, saving for a deposit and remains an incredibly upbeat man.

The Fall, starring Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan, was a TV hit that made headlines last year, accused of glamorising violence against women. As it returns, we’ve asked the creator Alan Cubitt to respond and explain what he’s up to.

November 9 marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. We speak to Scot Nigel Dunkley, a spy when the Wall was up and now a tour guide in Berlin. Fascinating piece.