Monthly Archives: March 2013

The Dogs of War and Other Battlefield Animals

In recent years Steven Spielberg’s movie War Horse celebrated the role of our four-legged friends in World War One, but animals have had and still have a long and distinguished career within the military. The wonderful website history.com has produced … Continue reading

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Thieves, Drunks and Killers…Meet The Family

We all have the odd skeleton or two lurking in the family cupboard, and most of us would happily keep them there, but that may no longer be possible as a new archive of criminal records becomes available in Britain … Continue reading

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The Killer Trees of World War One

When is a tree not a tree? Well, that’s not quite the esoteric problem you might imagine. Actually, it’s one grounded in fact…and deadly serious fact at that because, during World War One, a man’s life might depend on the … Continue reading

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