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  • Landing on the Wrong Carrier July 3, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary
    Landing on the Wrong Carrier

    This is the most bizarre aircraft carrier story of them all. It involves suitably enough a Japanese and an American aircraft carrier. May 7 1942 American and Japanese forces are fighting in the Coral Sea. Both American and Japanese planes have been flying off the flat-tops, hoping to hunt down the enemy’s ships. It was […]

    History Roundup 451 including Dog God Grave July 2, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 451 including Dog God Grave

    Today’s links follow. 1) Billy Kidd Madness: the law court 2) Lasers and Cathedrals: Gothic Europe 3) Frog Folk: Ohio 4) Phantom Letter Writer: US 5) 5,500 Old Fingerprint: Denmark 6) Canine Catacomb: Egypt 7) First Nation Sculpture rediscovered: Canada (beautiful) 8) Becoming an Extraterrestrial: Canada and from the archives 9) Shakespeare’s Lost Letters Other links: […]

    Daily History Picture: Unpacking Liberty July 2, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Unpacking Liberty

    On her way up…

    Review: Death of a Princess July 2, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary
    Review: Death of a Princess

    Death of a Princess, a modest British television documentary, turned out to be the most expensive film ever made. It cost perhaps  a billion pounds and this was in 1980 when that kind of money could buy your three or four aircraft carriers. The piece, made for British television, tells the story of a nineteen-year-old Saudi […]

    Beachcombed 61 July 1, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Beachcombed
    Beachcombed 61

    Dear Reader, A hard but fun month of work, looking out over a garden in a blaze of flowers. Audit hell continues. Thanks, as always, to the multiple linkers: Amanda, Chris, Chris S, Joan, Ricardo, Wade and others. I’ve put the very best contributions below to the posts from this month. Thanks for all emails too […]

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