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  • History Roundup 325 including Sex Cult Sites February 13, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 325 including Sex Cult Sites

    Today’s links follow. 1) New Copy of Magna Carta: England 2) Ancient Sex Cult: Middle East 3) Runic Primer: the Cold North 4) Georgian Valentines: UK 5) Original Mandela Nelson Autobiography: South Africa 6) Counterfactual Alexander: Near and Middle East 7) Bible and Bullets: Australia 8) The Middle Ages Not As They Were But As […]

    Daily History Picture: Experimental Weapon in Detroit February 13, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Experimental Weapon in Detroit

    Experimental torpedo boat on Detroit river, 1940  

    Two Hebridean Losers Harrow Hell c. 1600 February 13, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    Two Hebridean Losers Harrow Hell c. 1600

    Trip away today so a brief post about a rather unusual denouement to a life, Scottish Highland style. Allan was a villainous magician. In fact, we have come across him in the past roasting cats. When Allan was dying on his home island of Mull (in the 1600s though we are in a legendary past […]

    History Roundup 324 including Rolling Rocket Bomb February 12, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 324 including Rolling Rocket Bomb

    Today’s links follow. 1) Rolling Rocket Bomb: Britain of course 2) Shaking Hands with Dead Kings: England 3) Origins of Word Hack: English 4) Cannibal Castle: Scotland 5) 18 Cent Trade Cards: UK 6) Devil’s Brigade Finally Gets Medals: US 7) Epona: Celtic Roman 8) Oldest Playing Cards: Dutch and from the archives 9) Codex […]

    Daily History Picture: Bombed Out Dresden February 12, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Bombed Out Dresden

    Looking down at destroyed Dresden, after the allied occupation  

    Immortal Meals #19: The Breakfast That Killed Seven Hundred February 12, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary
    Immortal Meals #19: The Breakfast That Killed Seven Hundred

    Let us, first, introduce Fort Douaumont. The mightiest of the Verdun forts, Douaumont was captured by the Germans early in the battle for Verdun, 25 February 1915, just four days after fighting had begun. The fort was taken (with hardly a shot being fired) because of unbelievable French carelessness in garrisoning the jewel in their Verdun […]

    History Roundup 323 including Chocolate Babies February 11, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 323 including Chocolate Babies

    Today’s links follow. 1) Pillars of Lights: US 2) 7 Baby Horror: London 3) Folklore Foundation: Ireland 4) Chocolate Baby: France 5) Amazons II: Zenobia 6) Thomas Cromwell, Wrong: England 7) Sex in Baby’s Tomb: Ireland 8) One House, Two Couples, Three Deaths: Texas and from the archives 9) Holy Adowa! Remember the Ethiopian warriors […]

    Daily History Picture: Dividing Germany February 11, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures, Uncategorized
    Daily History Picture: Dividing Germany

    German propaganda poster about what the allies would do should they win the Great War: it may have been wise…  

    Totalitarian Jiang and The Sound of Music February 11, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary
    Totalitarian Jiang and The Sound of Music

    There are few things as entertaining as a power struggle in the upper echelons of a totalitarian state. What could be better than glimpses of profoundly unpleasant people, with an endearing lack of boundaries, doing profoundly unpleasant things, to slightly or momentarily less powerful unpleasant people? Perhaps it is the closest we get to an […]

    History Roundup 322 including Lost Love Dog February 10, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 322 including Lost Love Dog

    Today’s links follow. 1) The Atomium: Brussels 2) Cadell Picture Discovered: Scotland 3) Skull Fractures: Denmark 4) Lost Love, Buy a Dog: series of pictures 5) Amazons: Siberia 6) Napoleon Won Waterloo: France 7) The Pansini Boys and Teleportation: Italy 8) Great New Death Book: English-speaking world and from the archives 9) A pillar and […]

    Daily History Picture: Bear Bite Magic February 10, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Bear Bite Magic

    Gypsy ceremony to ward off bear bite in Romania  

    A Roman Coin in the Congo! February 10, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Ancient
    A Roman Coin in the Congo!

    Roman coins turn up in the wildest places: Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, Iceland… But who would have ever guessed the discovery of a Roman coin in sub-equatorial western Africa? The reference was first given Italian Rivista of Numismatica (vi, 1893, 45). However, the passage quoted here is a digest from Mouvement Géographique (26 Nov 1893): En […]

    History Roundup 321 including Death Whistles and Slave Management Theory February 9, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 321 including Death Whistles and Slave Management Theory

    Today’s links follow. 1) Mysterious Inscription: Anglo-Saxon? 2) Slave Management Theory: Roman Empire 3) Death Whistle: Meso-America 4) A Bit of Mantua: not Mantua 5) Earliest Twin Grave: Siberia 6) Ancient Culinary Tours: Italy 7) First Human Canonball: North America and England (sorry for missing this) 8) Breakfast History: the West and from the archives […]

    Daily History Picture: An American Welcome February 9, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: An American Welcome

    Dated to 1923 (1943?? see below), white angst in (West Coast?) America 10 Feb 2015: Leif writes ‘The photograph is from 1942 or 1943, not 1923. What is a poorly dressed woman doing with a professionally painted sign on her house? In the prewar era a woman would wear nice clothes for a photograph, assuming […]

    The Peshev Insurgency February 9, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary
    The Peshev Insurgency

    Dimitar Peshev was a middle ranking interwar Bulgarian politician of conservative persuasion. He served briefly as Bulgarian minister of Justice in the mid 1930s, then returned to the back benches with an honorific position in parliament. He survived the Second World War and, miraculously, the communist purges that followed, though he spent a year in […]

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