My intention with this blog is not to give away too much of the actual story but to touch on a few anecdotes that might fill in some of the spaces and, also, to answer any questions anyone may have. The historical background, as you may be able to imagine, was something of a minefield; however I launched myself into it, keeping in mind Nina's own observation that it is never particular countries or nationalities that are at fault, it is always a handful of individuals from within those countries or nationalities. In other words, there is really no difference between countries - most people are decent - but there are always individuals who stand to gain something by creating apparent or virtual differences.