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The Longest Sentry Duty August 17, 2013

Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
The Longest Sentry Duty

Beachcombing is not a huge fan of Bismarck (what’s there to like?), but his memoirs have some great passages. This story is one of those WIBT (Wish I’d Been There) moments and relates to a visit to St Petersburg in 1859. If Beach had read this at second hand he would have pressed the ‘legend’ […]

Bringing Back Flogging? July 3, 2011

Author: Beach Combing | in : Ancient, Contemporary, Modern
Bringing Back Flogging?

Beachcombing thought that he would give a little publicity to a ‘rogue researcher’ today: a tag that refers to those who, with often commendable eccentricity, step outside the bounds laid down by their profession – Beachcombing is always on the look out for these rare souls, drbeachcombing DOT yahoo AT com. The RR in question […]