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  • Image: Glowworm Prepares to Ram June 26, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary
    Image: Glowworm Prepares to Ram

    The chance event that led to this extraordinary WW2 picture was a sailor, an ableseaman Ricky, being washed overboard in heavy seas from his ship HMS Glowworm. Glowworm under its captain Gerard Roope had been, 5 April 1940, one of four destroyer escorts of HMS Renown rallying out from Scapa Flow to prevent Hitler’s invasion […]

    Daily History Picture: Paris Celebration 1919 June 26, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Paris Celebration 1919

      WW1 victory

    History Roundup 445 including Roman Footprints June 25, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 445 including Roman Footprints

    Today’s links follow. 1) Why is the City There: London (will go behind pay wall soon) 2) Eight Million Dog Mummies: Egypt 3) The Sword Survived: China 4) Richard Deacon, Liar: Britain (our take on the same) 5) Death of Traveller Culture: Scotland 6) Battle Site Surprises: Switzerland 7) Roman Hobnailed Footprint: Israel 8) Mummified […]

    Historically-Minded Immortals June 25, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Ancient, Contemporary, Medieval, Modern
    Historically-Minded Immortals

    Imagine if you will a man or woman who has lived not three score years and ten, but three score centuries and ten. They have rutted, defecated, masticated there way through the generations, watching the changing nuances of human idiocy, the misleading crab walk of technology and the intolerable brightness of every new young generation […]

    Daily History Picture: Village Cassino June 25, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Village Cassino

    Allied troops take the village of Cassino: the monastery remains…

    History Roundup 444 including Famous Bones and Stealing Books June 24, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 444 including Famous Bones and Stealing Books

    Today’s links follow. 1) Penis Problems: Ancient World 2) L for Lambert Worm: England 3) Waterloo Memories: Britain 4) Ancient Face Reconstructed: Tehran 5) Hellene Zombies: Ancient Greece 6) Searching for Amelia: the oceans 7) Stealing Books: Library 8) Famous Bones: the Lab and from the archives 9) Republic of Little Stream Other links: the […]

    Horse God in Early Modern Cornwall! June 24, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    Horse God in Early Modern Cornwall!

    In 1595 a Spanish raid on Cornwall in South-western England took place under Captain Carlos de Amezola. Amezola landed his men at Mount’s Bay and burnt several ships, churches and hundreds of houses in Penzance, Newlyn, Paul and Mousehole, some of the most westerly English settlements. This small act of warfare was, of course, absolutely […]

    Daily History Picture: Execution and Decaptitation June 24, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Execution and Decaptitation

      The head a bit too small perhaps…

    History Roundup 443 including Ancient Ebola and Black Dogs June 23, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 443 including Ancient Ebola and Black Dogs

    Today’s links follow. 1) Historians Fight Novelists: Library 2) Memories of the Miners Strike: Britain 3) Black Dog of Bouley: Jersey 4) Going to War, 1915: Italy 5) Ancient Ebola: Athens 6) Texas Jack: Court 7) Father Buries Himself Alive: US 8) Waterloo and Economics: Britain and from the archives 9) Sex on Roman Coins […]

    The Sasquatch: Bigger is Better June 23, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary, Modern
    The Sasquatch: Bigger is Better

    There is a natural and very understandable human tendency to see a terrifying four-foot dog and describe it, honestly, to your neighbour as a terrifying six-foot dog. This is well known, of course, and may be behind the extraordinarily long lengths given to some snakes, a previous subject of this blog. However, there is another […]

    Daily History Picture: Tsar Nicholas Has Fun June 23, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Tsar Nicholas Has Fun

    Tsar Nicholas with friend, flying? 1899

    History Roundup 442 including Salem and Kennewick June 22, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 442 including Salem and Kennewick

    Today’s links follow. 1) Leather Panties: Ancient World 2) Reagan’s Gun: US 3) Progenitor Civilizations: sorry late with this one 4) Armada Relics: Sligo, Ireland 5) Roman Bread: Pompey 6) Kennewick DNA: US 7) ‘Yesterday’ and Scrambled Eggs: Recording Studios 8) Salem Explained: US and from the archives 9) Dowsing for machine guns Other links: […]

    Counter Factual: Mussolini Doesn’t Roll the Dice June 22, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary
    Counter Factual: Mussolini Doesn't Roll the Dice

    Hitler tried to persuade Italy to join Germany in 1939. He failed but German arms did their own devilish work in Poland then in France. By late May 1940, when it was clear that France and Britain were on the edge of defeat, Mussolini made increasingly belligerent sounds. It was then Hitler who held the […]

    Daily History Picture: Vietnam Orphans June 22, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Vietnam Orphans

    Vietnam babies being flown to the US…

    History Roundup 441 including Impossible Japanese Wolves June 21, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 441 including Impossible Japanese Wolves

    Today’s links follow. 1) Bad Mormon Marriages: Utah 2) Romans out East: India 3) Hitler Escaped (!!): the Bunker 4) Waterloo in Lego: Playroom (video) 5) Washday Blues: Georgian England 6) Big Crypto Birds: US 7) Unsolved Murder Fun: Canada 8) Mysterious Wolves: Japan and from the archives 9) Unicorns in Arabia Other links: child […]

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