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  • History Roundup 790: War Accounts March 13, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 790: War Accounts

    Today’s links follow 1) WW2 Plane Found in Field: Denmark 2) Heat of Battle and Quick Thinking: India 3) War Medals and Propaganda: the chest 4) Black Watch Ghosts: Scotland 5) Holocaust Eyewitness: Netherlands and from the archives 6) Three Wellingtons to Rule them All Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com […]

    Daily History Picture: Soviet Robots March 13, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Soviet Robots

    Mmmmm….

    The Last Italian Emirate March 13, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Medieval
    The Last Italian Emirate

    From 1060-1091 Christian warriors, ‘Normans’, defeated the Islamic powers in Sicily and returned the island to the Catholic flock. For most historians this is the end of Arab civilization there, with the exception of some starbursts of Arab architecture and Arab art through the next two to three generations. However, there is one final Arab […]

    New History Books: Frankel, High Noon March 12, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : New History Books
    New History Books: Frankel, High Noon

    Frankel, High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic As long as it is not too political (ahem)….

    Shiatsu and Hallucinations March 12, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Actualite
    Shiatsu and Hallucinations

    An autobiographical post. For the last months I have been invited by a friend to help with her shiatsu training. Shiatsu, for readers who might not know, is a form of Japanese massage where the body is pressed in certain key locations. It is frequently described, in fact, as acupuncture without the needles: the shiatsu […]

    New History Books: Sensational Past March 11, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : New History Books
    New History Books: Sensational Past

    Carolyn Purnell, The Sensational Past. Beach hates the enlightenment, but loves senses… What to do?

    Edith Turner Meets the Blob March 11, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary
    Edith Turner Meets the Blob

    Edith Turner (deceased 2016) was a well-known British anthropologist. She is honoured here as a rogue researcher* for an experience in 1985 among the Ndembu in Central Africa. She was particularly interested in spirit healing and was allowed, at the very end of November of that year, to attend a healing ceremony where Meru, an […]

    History Roundup 789: Supernatural March 10, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 789: Supernatural

    Today’s links follow 1) Jesus Dragon Tamer: Near Middle East 2) Creepy Cats: Finland 3) Jimmy Squaretoes: US 4) Murder Ghost: England 5) What is a fairy: UK and Ireland? and from the archives 6) Ghost Universals and Human Universals Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com Other links: She is always […]

    Bloody Sunday and an Eyelid March 10, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary
    Bloody Sunday and an Eyelid

    Bloody Sunday was an atrocity (simply no other word) that took place in Derry, Northern Ireland, 30 Jan 1972. On that day British paratroopers opened fire on groups of protestors and killed, over several minutes, fourteen men. Who was to blame, the individual British soldiers, their officers, the politicians who had tried to put down […]

    Daily History Picture: Artillery Forward March 10, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Artillery Forward

    Soviet artillery dragged into the Oder.

    An Immortal in Venice March 9, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    An Immortal in Venice

    Here is a nice immortal story from late seventeenth century Italy. It appears in a very curious book entitled: Johann Heinrich Cohausen, Hermippus redivivus, or, The sage’s triumph over old age and the grave. If you want to be immortal you should probably give it a read. In any case, Beach introduces Signor Gualdi. There […]

    History Roundup 788: Prehistoric Curiosities March 9, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 788: Prehistoric Curiosities

    Today’s links follow 1) Footprints: Wales 2) Sunsets: Stonehenge 3) Dildos: everywhere apparently 4) DNA: Mexico 5) Tomb Raiding: China and from the archives 6) Boy Genius from the Sea! Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com Other links: Genesis, Throwing it all away

    Daily History Picture: Soviet Witches March 9, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Soviet Witches

    Night-time Soviet Women Flyers…. Note the medals.

    History Roundup 787: Big History Ideas March 8, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 787: Big History Ideas

    Today’s links follow 1) Local History: they deserve their success…. 2) Meditating into History: the quiet room 3) Global History is Dead? We can hope 4) Math and Literature: the lab?! 5) Man Made Minerals: everywhere and from the archives 6) Spanish Samurai Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com Other links: […]

    Fairy Wind Rescue Spell March 8, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    Fairy Wind Rescue Spell

    Location: West Ireland Aim: To rescue a man, woman or child captured by the fairies as they ride by in their fairy breeze: note that in Ireland it was commonly believed that the fairies travelled across the country is winds, typically whirling winds. Ingredients: A fairy wind, some dirt. Method: Ireland 1808 (Neilson 1808) (i) […]

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