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  • History Roundup 14: Watch Out, Nazi Mosquitoes! February 15, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups , trackback

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    Note that in Feburary, as an experiment, we’ll be releasing history links roundup most days at 12.00 GMT. If you want the proper post, on the British invasion hysteria then please click.

    1) Nazi Mosquitoes?: You’ve heard of bat bombs…

    2) Summerians in Oman: Magan sites dug

    3) Late Valentine: Heart breaking card to Edgar A. Poe

    4) The Battle of LA: A false alarm but a lot of shrapnel

    5) The Return of the Corset after WW2: Video

    6) The Red Venus of Willendorf: Still lovely after all these years… (striking images)

    7) The Mystery of 40 Dead Horses: North-Eastern France

    8) The Blue Men of the Minch: Fairies or Humans?

    9) Nice Overview of First Human Presence in the Americas: New Scientist

    10) Mourning the Great War Dead: heartbreaking stuff and the Imperial War Museum

    11) Inter Ethnic Breeding in DNA: Mixed signals

    12) Some Adventures in English: Practically every word has its own story

    13) The History of Cantonese: Language or Dialect of Chinese

    14) Capital Punishment for an Elephant: in 1916 in the US…

    15) Television and the Occult: new but interesting book plug

    16) Extraordinary Egyptian Tomb: Been a good month among the Pyramids

    Other links: pulping books in India (book burning Hindu style), interesting call for papers for independent scholars, wow a good disney musical songPoland sexual revolution in reverse, getting on the wrong side of the police in San Francisco (chilling), and the most expensive stamp in history.