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31st May '17 0 1039

POW Kurt Vonnegut Writes Home From World War II: 'The RAF Bombed Our Unmarked Train'

I'm told that you were probably never informed that I was anything other than "missing in action." That leaves me a lot of explaining to do...

30th May '17 1 1085

Goofing Around And Loving Life At Fresno State College – 1964

Fresno College life in 1964. We go to a Christmas costume party, a spring 'mixer' and a Halloween do.

28th May '17 0 1575

Spectacular Portraits of Napoleon's Veterans - May 5, 1858

You can still see the swagger in these portraits of Napoléon Bonaparte's old soldiers.

24th May '17 4 4546

James Bond And Me - The Best Roger Moore Story Ever

My grandad had no idea who James Bond or Roger Moore were, so we walked over and he popped me in front of Roger Moore, with the words "my grandson says you're famous. Can you sign this?"

23rd May '17 0 386

Augurs And Soothsayers: Glory To The Ancient Chicken

The chicken is noble creature, descendants of Augustan Rome, where they were revered as divine messengers of the gods, augers of future events. Beth Moon understands their value.

21st May '17 0 575

'An Experience of Wasted Energies and Baffled Thoughts': A Study Of Insanity (1870)

On the Writing of the Insane - "An experience of wasted energies and baffled thoughts" (1870) by G. Mackenzie Bacon, a medical superintendent at the County Asylum, Fulhourji, near Cambridge, England.

19th May '17 0 838

The London Guide and Stranger’s Safeguard against the Cheats, Swindlers, and Pickpockets (1819)

Chapters, of which the book has six, are sub-divided into sections that should have any reader of ambition and vim reaching for their passport and heading to the sink of depravity post haste.

18th May '17 1 1404

Infinitas Gracias - Mexican Retablos And Ex-Voto Paintings

An ex-voto is a votive offering to a saint or divinity. Ex-votos are placed in a church or chapel where the worshipper seeks grace or wishes to give thanks.

18th May '17 0 381

"Here Are My Eyes, I Can See With My Hands" - Blind Children Fill The Void (1913)

One Sunday afternoon in 1913 a group of blind children from Sunderland Council Blind School were invited to feel the animals at Sunderland Museum, so they could 'see' what they looked like.

16th May '17 3 1095

Summer In Georgia's Wiregrass - 1977

A study of Georgia - July and August 1977