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  • Daily History Picture: The Misery of War October 19, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: The Misery of War

      Summary justice on the battlefield, the hanging tree.    

    The Truth about Mussolini’s Death? October 19, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary
    The Truth about Mussolini's Death?

    There is no more controversial minute in Italian history. The sixty seconds took place around four o’ clock in the afternoon 28 April 1945 at Villa Belmonte (picture shows a man tracing bullet holes there). In those seconds a wrecked man, old before his time, and his much younger lover were shot dead. The man was, of […]

    History Roundup 232 including Mermaids, Murder and Sex October 18, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 232 including Mermaids, Murder and Sex

    Today’s links follow. 1) Mermaids, Murder and Sex: Oceans of the world 2) Silly Victorian Photos: UK 3) Spirit of Place: Cornwall 4) IWM and Colonials: London 5) Neanderthals and Projectiles: France 6) US Helped Sadam Gas? Iraq 7) Ancient Sundial? Russia 8) The Kissing Bandit: US Baseball and from the archives 9) Julian in the […]

    Review: Fire in the Brain October 18, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Actualite, Contemporary
    Review: Fire in the Brain

    Fire in the Brain: Clinical Tales of Hallucination dates back to 1992, yet it is by far the best introduction to visions and perception and misperceptions known to this blogger. The author Ronald K. Siegel offers seventeen case studies, where he had investigated people who saw things that were apparently not there. We have, for […]

    History Roundup 231 including Harold Survived Hastings! October 17, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 231 including Harold Survived Hastings!

    Today’s post is on mad fighting Florence and today’s links follow. 1) Harold Survived Hastings: South Coast 2) Runaway Wife or Murder: New England 3) Adrienne Mayor: one of the greatest bizarrists alive… ALL HAIL 4) Slappers Past, the Mitfords: Britain, France, Nazi Germany… 5) Ideology Experiment: Berlin (first split a country in half) 6) Plaid Madness: England […]

    Daily History Picture: Founding Father Pinup October 17, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Founding Father Pinup

    The founding fathers as bikini models  

    The Poison Duel 9#: Poison Duel at the Theatre October 17, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    The Poison Duel 9#: Poison Duel at the Theatre

    This story comes from a German grammar book with Teutonic compositions dating to 1903 An apothecary once insulted an officer. The officer therefore challenged him to a duel. The duel was to be with pistols. When the opponents had arrived, the apothecary said: ‘I am not used to fighting with pistols, but I have another […]

    History Roundup 230 including the Canadian Journalist Drowned by Hitler? October 16, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 230 including the Canadian Journalist Drowned by Hitler?

    Today’s post is on mad fighting Florence and today’s links follow. 1) The WW1 Bedroom: France (heartbreaking) 2) Japanese Balloon Bomb: Canada 3) First African American Pilot: WW1 (Remembering the WW2 AA fighters) 4) Crape and Coffin Threat: US 5) Journalist Who Went Missing After Meeting Hitler: Canada, Germany and Ocean 6) Harvest Festivals Past: England 7) Major […]

    Daily History Picture: Aztec Warriors October 16, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Aztec Warriors

      Aztec warriors from the Codex Mendoza  

    Anne Boleyn Loses It October 16, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    Anne Boleyn Loses It

    Anne Boleyn was, of course, the second wife of Henry VIII, who ended her short life with French steel interposing between her chin and her shoulders, 19 May 1536. Her execution came after a travesty of a trial in which she was found guilty of high treason against the king (a man of unusual psychology): she […]

    History Roundup 229 including Bulgarian Vampire Grave October 15, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 229 including Bulgarian Vampire Grave

    Today’s post is on mad fighting Florence and today’s links follow. 1) Vampire Grave: Bulgaria 2) Worship the Storm God: Israel 3) Antique Mass Graves: Turkey 4) Eleanor and the Dead: Medieval England 5) Legal Hobby: Ohio 6) WW1 Grave Recorder: UK 7) Headache Blues: loved the picture 8) Sleeping in Car with Coins: Roman Britain and […]

    Daily History Picture: Cat Plays Lute October 15, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Cat Plays Lute

    Late medieval French book of hours  

    Multi-Dimensional Civil War in Fourteenth-Century Florence October 15, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Medieval
    Multi-Dimensional Civil War in Fourteenth-Century Florence

    Civil Wars are generally – the American Civil War is a fascinating exception – confusing with there almost inevitably being more than two factions. However, it is arguable whether, with apologies to Syria and Bosnia, the world has ever experienced civil wars quite as confusing as those reported in Florence, Italy in the fourteenth century. […]

    History Roundup 228 including Killing with YOUR STD October 14, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 228 including Killing with YOUR STD

    Today’s links follow. 1) Killing Nazis with STDs: Czech Republic 2) How War Saves Lives (except in the Stone Age): Everywhere 3) Time Capsule Opened: US 1914 4) Dredging Up Objects: World Oceans 5) Hawk Settlement: UK (don’t know why but this place gave me tremors) 6) Hydraulic Telegraph: Rome etc 7) Bronze Age Silver Queen: […]

    Daily History Picture: Being Sick in the Middle Ages October 14, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Being Sick in the Middle Ages

    The earliest image of vomit?

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