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  • Daily History Picture: When the Bombs Drop June 29, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: When the Bombs Drop

      Rare shot of bombs coming down…  

    History Roundup 448 including Neanderthal Sex Secrets June 28, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 448 including Neanderthal Sex Secrets

    Today’s links follow. 1) Antikythera Ship Extension: Greece 2) Mukthi Body: India 3) Child Disappearance: Kentucky 4) Oldest Footprints: US 5) Vincent Van Gogh Photograph: France 6) Neanderthal Sex Secret: Prehistory 7) War Glyphs: Mayan World 8) Mad Room: Budapest and from the archives 9) Battle of the Somme in London Other links: researching pornography, […]

    Jumping Wild Men June 28, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    Jumping Wild Men

    ***Dedicated to Mike Dash and Theo*** Beach has been having the time of his life looking at nineteenth-century Big Foot reports thanks to a very useful book by Chad Arment, Historical Bigfoot. All page numbers in the next paragraph come from that volume. What Beach loves about the book is that nineteenth-century Big Foot reports […]

    Daily History Picture: Lexington Planes June 28, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Lexington Planes

    Waiting to take off the USS Lexington…

    History Roundup 447 including the Bishop’s Fetus June 27, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 447 including the Bishop's Fetus

    Today’s links follow. 1) Neanderthals and Cossacks: Russia 2) New Roman Ship: Sardinia 3) Lost City: Syria 4) Caucasian a Dirty Word: Russia etc (already linked?) 5) Bishop’s Fetus: Norway 6) Scarborough Whirlwind: England 7) Tommy Knockers: Wales 8) Blowing Up Islands: Germany/Britain and from the archives 9) Column of Burning Snakes Other links: discipline […]

    Cornish Bear Monster? June 27, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    Cornish Bear Monster?

    Strangehistory has given previously some space to the Cornish ‘Methodist metaphysician’ Samuel Drew (obit 1833). Last time Samuel Drew had been accused, almost certainly falsely by Wikipedia, of witnessing a ghost army. This time Samuel’s witnessing of the paranormal can be substantiated as it appeared in his biography, the author, his son, having apparently taken […]

    History Roundup 446 including Macaw Prestige and Bride’s Revenge June 26, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 446 including Macaw Prestige and Bride's Revenge

    Today’s links follow. 1) Bride’s Revenge: go get him, love 2) Nostradamus’s Score Rate: France etc 3) Prehistoric Feasts: Wales 4) Pueblo Pets: The Americas 5) Asian Automaton: Auction House 6) Earliest Victorian Photographs: Scotland 7) Walking Through a Roman Town: Portugal (amazing) 8) Marrying a Cat: New York and from the archives 9) Bat […]

    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…

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