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  • Daily History Picture: Dragon Sleeps with Queen November 28, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Dragon Sleeps with Queen

      But don’t tell the king! 12 cent??

    Great War Organ Gun November 28, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary
    Great War Organ Gun

    The organ gun, also known as the ribadulequin, was one of those crude innovations in military technology that shifted humanity towards the ‘elegant’ killing of the machine gun arc. Organs were basically guns with many barrels and one trigger and were as liable to explode in the gunner’s face as to blast away the opposition. Beach recently […]

    When Churchill Came Within Twenty Yards of Hitler November 27, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary
    When Churchill Came Within Twenty Yards of Hitler

    Historians have made a great deal between that all-too often drunk British genius Churchill and his abstemious German rival, the murderous Hitler. The two gradually came to loathe each other. Hitler loved to blame Churchill for many of the disasters of the war (sometimes correctly); while Churchill went on the record as saying that when […]

    Daily History Picture: Friendly Demons November 27, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Friendly Demons

    Demons from the Livre du Roi. Surely hell can’t be that bad?    

    History Roundup 266 including Roman Swiss Knife November 26, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 266 including Roman Swiss Knife

    Today’s links follow. 1) Secret City: Turkey 2) Remarkable WW1 Memorials: UK 3) 10 Poems for the Fallen: WW1 4) Roman Swiss Knife: Fitzwilliam, Cambridge 5) Gold Mine Discovered: Spain 6) Ghost Photographs: World War (beautiful not paranormal) 7) Forgetting Kiwis: New Zealand and from the archives 8) Original Pacific Map Other links: kiss danger, […]

    Daily History Picture: Dorothy Counts at School November 26, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Dorothy Counts at School

      Dorothy Counts in a ‘white’ high school in North Carolina in 1957. She lasted four days… And today the school library is named after her.

    Goatman: Flesh or Folklore November 26, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Actualite, Contemporary
    Goatman: Flesh or Folklore

    ***warning, Beach worked on a goat farm for six long months…*** Let’s first of all get one thing out of the way. Goatman: Flesh or Folklore was brought out by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. In other words, it is a privately published work. In 1990 this would have been a strong negative signal and old […]

    History Roundup 265 including Kinky Romans November 25, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 265 including Kinky Romans

    Today’s links follow. 1) 5 Historic Places to Make You Happy: UK 2) Kinky Romans: Brothel, bedroom… 3) Top WW2 Spy: New Zealand! 4) Looking For Garcia Lorca: Spain 5) Dismembering History: Shady Internet Deals 6) Spitfire Hero Remembered: Britain 7) Cold War Bunker: Albania! and from the archives 8) Solitaire in Hitler’s Bunker Other […]

    Daily History Picture: Deportation From Greece November 25, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Deportation From Greece

    Murder of innocents as Greece’s millennia old Jewish community are brought to the camps.

    The Oldest Record of an Escaped Slave? November 25, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Ancient
    The Oldest Record of an Escaped Slave?

    Consider this record reporting an escaped slave named Hermon or alternatively Nilus. About 18 years old, of medium stature, beardless, with good legs, a dimple on the chin, a mole by the left side of the nose, a scar above the left corner of the mouth, tattooed on the right wrist with two barbarian letters. […]

    History Roundup 264 including Muslim Discovery of America November 24, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 264 including Muslim Discovery of America

    Today’s links follow. 1) Harrowing of Hell: Christian Imagination 2) Muslim Discovery of New World: Cuba! [This is good!!!] 3) Baby Burial: Alaska 4) Hidden Cold War History: Britain 5) St Martins Traditions: Dorset, UK 6) 400 Year Old High Heels: Ireland! 7) Panic Before Death: Pompeii 8) Crighton’s Heroism: See off Nova Scotia and […]

    Daily History Picture: Dog Fight November 24, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Dog Fight

    Dog fight in the London sky in the summer of 1940: Though many brave unwritten tales Were simply told in vapour trails

    Three Forgotten Democratic Tools from History November 24, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Ancient, Medieval
    Three Forgotten Democratic Tools from History

    Western democracies run on a fairly limited model with relatively little variety from country to country. There follow three features that have disappeared from our contemporary democracies but that worked (and worked well) in the three most significant strands of historical democracies: ancient Greece, the medieval Italian communes and Viking ‘controlled anarchy’. Ostracisim Ancient Athens […]

    History Roundup 263 including Pretty Witch Poisoner November 23, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 263 including Pretty Witch Poisoner

    Today’s links follow. 1) Lost Female Figures of Christmas: western world 2) Elizabethan Super Heroes: brilliant! 3) Historians and Video Games: Quebec 4) Choosing Albert: Britain 5) Pretty Witch Poisoner: Nanticoke 6) Woman Edited Koran? Rather than you than me, medievalists… 7) Mystery Prehistoric Sites: Exmoor 8) Jesus Married Again: Middle East and from the […]

    Daily History Picture: Chasing Gnome? November 23, 2014

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Chasing Gnome?

      Twelfth century?? Note strange feet of the yellow trousered one.

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