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  • History Roundup 245 including 1822 Ghost Story October 31, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 245 including 1822 Ghost Story

    Today’s links follow. 1) The Bear Who Fought the Nazis: Poland 2) 1822 Ghost Story: UK 3) Notebook Found Under Ice: Arctic 4) Plaster Cast Moon Boot: Dallas 5) Saving Monet from Hitler: Germany 6) Forgetting WW1 Heroines: Britain 7) High Living Ice Agers: Peru 8) Travelling the Silk Road: Europe-Asia and from the archives […]

    Index Biography #12 October 31, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary
    Index Biography #12

    *** Seb J got this with an hour to spare, spool down for the answer*** The Index Biography is a new form of biography pioneered by this blog and introduced in a previous post. The creator must find a biography of a famous individual from history, they must turn to the index and write down eight […]

    Daily History Picture: Last Hitler Picture October 31, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Last Hitler Picture

    Smelling the Russian artillery… Goodbye to bad rubbish

    History Roundup 244 including Really Amelia? October 30, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 244 including Really Amelia?

    Today’s post is on first machine gun casualty and today’s links follow. 1) Dogs of War: Somme etc 2) Amelia Found: Pacific 3) Leonardo, Magic and Hitler: Turin 4) Nazis in the CIA: US 5) World’s First CD Rom: Crete 6) Stolen Bodies: the graveyard 7) Witches through the Ages: Africa 8) Napoleonic Memories: France (amazing […]

    Daily History Picture: French Medal Giving October 30, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: French Medal Giving

    Jauffre getting all kissy in WW1

    Who Was the First Victim of a Machine Gun? October 30, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    Who Was the First Victim of a Machine Gun?

    The machine gun was one of the most vicious military innovations of the late nineteenth century; and in the twentieth century, it slaughtered more individuals than the motor car, Ebola and ISIS put together. However, who had the honour of being first penetrated and killed by a machine gun bullet? The answer depends, of course, on […]

    History Roundup 243 including Earliest Stonehenge Reference October 29, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 243 including Earliest Stonehenge Reference

    Today’s post is on non-saluting German and today’s links follow. 1) Earliest Stonehenge Reference: England (convincing!!!!) 2) Musical Ex-slave Review: Novel warning 3) Radioactive Coyotes: US 4) Holy Mowers: Devon 5) Mike Tyson, History Buff: wth! 6) Voyaging in Strange Seas: Review (promising?) 7) Oxford Traditions: hiss, boo… 8) Women’s Clothes Sizes: US and from […]

    Daily History Picture: Surviving the Blitz October 29, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Surviving the Blitz

    Baby and baby probably in 1940/1941

    The Poison Duel 11#: Poison Duels in Plays and Conclusion October 29, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary, Modern
    The Poison Duel 11#: Poison Duels in Plays and Conclusion

    Woe, the poison duel series is over, at least till someone else finds some new evidence. Here though are two bits of supplementary evidence, poison duels in plays. This slightly bitchy review appeared in 1835. Another new burletta, entitled An Affair of Honour, was also produced during the week at this theatre. The main interest […]

    History Roundup 242 including Butcher’s Secret Language October 28, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 242 including Butcher's Secret Language

    Today’s links follow. 1) Henry VIII’s Cap on Maintenance: Ireland 2) Butcher’s Secret Language: Australia 3) Dinner with Michael Scott: Esoterx 4) Doctor’s Ghost Story: Derbyshire 5) Violent Trans ‘Husband’: Britain 6) Testicle Transplant: from a few years ago but interesting… 7) Turin Shroud for Easter: Italy 8) Gum Disease Past and Present: Britain and […]

    Daily History Picture: Sermon on the Mount October 28, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Sermon on the Mount

      Sublime beato Angelico at San Marco, note poor Judas…

    Churchill Urinating in Germany October 28, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary
    Churchill Urinating in Germany

    An unseemly story as the title suggests. 24 March 1945, Churchill visited the first occupied areas in Germany and more particularly the famous Siegfried Line. He was travelling with several British dignitaries including Montgomery and Brooke. An American, Lieutenant General William Hood Simpson asked Churchill, some miles prior to Germany’s last line of defence, whether […]

    History Roundup 241 including Homer’s Flames October 27, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 241 including Homer's Flames

    Today’s post is on non-saluting German and today’s links follow. 1) The Flames that inspired Homer? Turkey 2) MI5 Foiled Nazis: Britain 3) Columbus, a Flawed Hero: Spain and the Americas (love the lead picture!) 4) First Space Walk: Outer Space 5) How Africa Should Look Today: Mapland 6) Robert Louis Stevenson Unplugged: Scotland 7) […]

    Daily History Picture: Samurai Bow Training October 27, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Samurai Bow Training

      Late nineteenth century samurai training.

    Speaking to Tens of Thousands Before Battle: Is it Possible? October 27, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Ancient, Medieval
    Speaking to Tens of Thousands Before Battle: Is it Possible?

    Beach worried to day about speeches before battle in ancient and medieval times. If you have read any Roman or Greek historian then you know the drill. General stands up before his army, makes a few choice reflections on why his men are fighting,  and then the army goes out, inspired, and trashes or is […]

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