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  • History Roundup 528 including Fighting Prehistoric Big Cats November 16, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 528 including Fighting Prehistoric Big Cats

    Today’s links follow. 1) WW1 Animals: Allied Powers 2) Pied Piper Fun: Germany and Romania 3) Fighting Big Cats: Prehistory 4) Lost in the Outback: Australia 5) Trip to Punt: Egypt and Beyond 6) Letters from the Dead: the Hague and from the archives 7) Burning Lesbians Other links: zero dollar movies (based on youtube, […]

    Daily History Picture: Escape in Berlin November 16, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Escape in Berlin

    Girl (late 1950s?) runs to freedom: police from the two Germanies face off. Amazing picture: why isn’t it better known?

    Improving the Twentieth Century November 16, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary
    Improving the Twentieth Century

    The IEA, one of Britain’s most serious think tanks, has recently published a list, a very stimulating list, of the thirteen great economic mistakes in British economic policy in the last century. All this got Beach thinking about the great mistakes in public policy generally since 1900. Here is a very limited list of points […]

    The Wesley Ghost #6: Feeling the Ghost November 15, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    The Wesley Ghost #6: Feeling the Ghost

    Physical manifestations are, after noises, the most common features of poltergeist hauntings. In this sense Jeffrey did not disappoint, but given the sheer richness of the sounds that the family heard: and the three creepy sightings of Jeffrey, the albino mongoose from hell, the casual reader might have expected that the family would have been […]

    New History Books: Hitler at Home November 14, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    New History Books: Hitler at Home

    An intimate portrayal of an empty man… Another one I’m looking forward to. Stratigakos, Hitler at Home

    The Wesley Ghost #5: Seeing the Ghost November 14, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    The Wesley Ghost #5: Seeing the Ghost

    Unusually for a poltergeist case – or is this actually a wider phenomenon? Drbeachcombing At yahoo DOT com – Jeffrey was not just heard and felt. He was also seen. There were three occasions. I) On the first Susanna Wesley (mother not Suky) saw a ‘headless badger’ (!) under her daughter’s bed after a fit […]

    History Roundup 527 including Countries that Don’t Exist November 13, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 527 including Countries that Don't Exist

    Today’s links follow. 1) Freak Man: The circus 2) Countries that Don’t Exist: the Atlast 3) Exhume the Tsar: Russia 4) People Mailing Themselves: Post Office 5) Weird Fish Rituals: Russia 6) Guernsey vs the Nazis: Channel Islands and from the archives 7) The Amphiobotic Abultionists Other links: strangest honeycomb ever, Will Hay Good Morning Bois

    New History Books: Medieval Islamic Hospital November 13, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    New History Books: Medieval Islamic Hospital

    Looks fascinating… Hope there is lots of art work. The Medieval Islamic Hospital, Ahmed Ragab

    Daily History Picture: Neo Nazis in Sweden November 13, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Neo Nazis in Sweden

    My blurb claims that this is a holocaust survivor attacking a Swedish neo-nazi: in any case, great photo…

    Clearing Minefields with Human Beings November 13, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary
    Clearing Minefields with Human Beings

    So a hundred infantry have to get across a field to their objective and safety, only they know that the field has been planted with mines. How do you clear the field? The simplest (and most horrible) thing to do would be to send your troops forward down a plotted route with gaps of ten […]

    History Roundup 526 including Medieval Suicide November 12, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 526 including Medieval Suicide

    Today’s links follow. 1) Dysfunctional Family Hell: UK 2) Dining Room Ghost: Halloween 3) Village Black Death Sacrifice: Britain 4) Elephant vs Train: Malaysia 5) Italian and New Jersey Accent: Italy 6) Middle Ages and Suicide: Europe and from the archives 7) The Things We Couldn’t Say Other links: Myths about space

    Daily History Picture: Nine Soldiers November 12, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Nine Soldiers

    Nine ‘allied’ soldiers in a Chinese city: they would soon be fighting each other….

    Review: The Truth about Donald McCormick? November 12, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary
    Review: The Truth about Donald McCormick?

    Hayek: A Collaborative Biography: Part III Fraud, Fascism, and Free Market Religion (ed) Robert Leeson What in God’s name…!?! This is a website which prides itself on investigating the seedy and bizarre in history. So why bother with reviewing volume three in a series of six on Friedrich von Hayek, an Austrian economist who died […]

    History Roundup 525 including Scottish Stone Cirlce November 11, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 525 including Scottish Stone Cirlce

    Today’s links follow. 1) Mill Ghost: Brazil 2) Mysterious Stone Circle: Scotland 3) Generals and Coke: Soviet Union 4) Parachuting Badger: America 5) Family Murder: China 6) Choking Humour: the Gallows and from the archives 7) Cauls in the Deep South Other links: making a modern monster, George Formby Film

    Daily History Picture: What do a Million Dead Look Like November 11, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: What do a Million Dead Look Like

    An image trying to portray the British (and Dominion?) dead after WW1. The files of zombie soldiers stretches up to the north-east of England, the front rank is walking through London.

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