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  • History Roundup 694 including Fairy Consciousness September 19, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 694 including Fairy Consciousness

    Today’s links follow 1) Origin of Fairies: the West 2) Consciousness of Fairies: the West 3) Lost Cities: Babylon 4) A Short History of the Future: in the past… 5) 1000 Yr Old Grove: Greece 6) Bosom Serpent in a Toga: Roman (pdf article well-worth reading) and from the archives 7) Why Didn’t Others Try […]

    Daily History Picture: Saying Goodbye September 19, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Saying Goodbye

    US servicemen going overseas…

    Wrong Time Bread, Wrong Place Fairies September 19, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary, Modern
    Wrong Time Bread, Wrong Place Fairies

    Beach wants to introduce today a folklore custom that survived unexpectedly for three hundred years in the dark, before emerging to be briefly photographed by stunned folklorists at the end of the twentieth century. The tradition in question relates to bread. It was believed in south-west England in the 1600s that if you carried bread […]

    New History Books: Britain’s War September 18, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : New History Books
    New History Books: Britain's War

    Daniel Todman, Britain’s War Promising, first of two volumes…

    Tripadvisor Ghosts September 18, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    Tripadvisor Ghosts

    Beach is knackered and trapped in a public computer room after coming down to a large Italian city to see his middle daughter start school. While doing some correction work on ghosts and thinking about a recent bad experience in a hotel (idiot manager): his tired mind managed to knit the two together. Does, he […]

    New History Books: Shall We Wake the President? September 17, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : New History Books
    New History Books: Shall We Wake the President?

    Tevi Troy, Shall We Wake the President Great title, reserving judgement on the book, hope to get a copy soon.

    Time, Blood and Money in World War Two September 17, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary
    Time, Blood and Money in World War Two

    It is perhaps the best quotation about the Second World War. ‘The British gave time, the Americans gave money, the Soviets gave blood’. In other terms the defeat of the Axis was made possible by the UK hanging on in the summer of 1940; by the Americans ability to outproduce the enemy; and by twenty […]

    History Roundup 693 including Ancient Fossil Collectors September 16, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 693 including Ancient Fossil Collectors

    Today’s links follow 1) Ancients Collect Fossils: Egypt 2) Little Bighorn Brutality: US 3) Sacrifices: Near East 4) 9000 Yr Old House: Australia 5) Weird Washington: US and from the archives 6) Witch Oven in Florence Other links: Bronze Age Collapse strangehistorylinksATgmailDOTcom for consideration of links

    Daily History Picture: Kissing Hitler September 16, 2016

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

    Admirer (American) comes to kiss Adolf Hitler…

    Earliest Optography? September 16, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    Earliest Optography?

    Two ideas interested late nineteenth-century crime fiction writers. First, the ridiculous notion that finger prints were unique and that they could be recorded to incriminate this or that thief or murderer; and, second, optography, the sensible-sounding proposition that a murder victim would record the last thing he or she saw on the eye’s retina. Take […]

    History Roundup 692 including Black Pigs and Hidden Horrors September 15, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 692 including Black Pigs and Hidden Horrors

    Today’s links follow 1) First First World War Deserter: Britain 2) Glaciers Surrender Their Dead: Italian Alps 3) Longest Running Experiments: the Lab 4) Hidden Horrors: Soviet Union 5) Black Pig Mystery: the Farm and from the archives 6) Breakfast in the Imperial Palace Other links: Welsh Sasquatch, Assyrian Civilization   strangehistorylinksATgmailDOTcom for consideration of […]

    Daily History Picture: Petain and Hitler September 15, 2016

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

    No smiles here…

    The Future and Moles September 15, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Ancient, Modern
    The Future and Moles

    Weak old humanity has long tried to wring drops of the future out in the present by: cutting open live calves, watching birds, reading palms, throwing bamboo rods and, well, hundreds of other methods. It is rarely that Beach comes across a form of divination that has most others beaten. His reference work is a […]

    History Roundup 691 including Gabby’s Bones and Polts Afloat September 14, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 691 including Gabby's Bones and Polts Afloat

    Today’s links follow 1) Polts Afloat: 7 Seas 2) The Mystery of Gabby’s Bones: US 3) Bloody Smithfield: London 4) How One Man Writes History: Library and Study 5) Magic Well: Scotland and from the archives 6) Was Leonardo Chinese? Other links: Fairy Gold, Chinese Bronze Age strangehistorylinksATgmailDOTcom for consideration of links

    Daily History Picture: Baltic Fisherwomen September 14, 2016

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    Daily History Picture: Baltic Fisherwomen

    Baltic fisherwomen

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