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  • The Soccer War of 1969 August 15, 2010

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary
    The Soccer War of 1969

    Beachcombing, po-faced, has to note that most modern historians do not like to refer to the Soccer War of 1969 (La guerra del fútbol) as, well, ‘the Soccer War’. ‘The Hundred Hours War’ or better still ‘the Salvador–Honduras War’ is preferred with a lot of attendant Marxist bilge about poor Salvadoran peasants engaged in class conflict in Honduras. […]

    Elephants in Eighth-century Honduras? July 23, 2010

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Medieval
    Elephants in Eighth-century Honduras?

                                                                    For the third night of Elephant Week, ‘the freakish fringe history of the largest land mammal’, Beachcombing wants to share a remarkable series of images […]