Category Archives: History

Harvey is back on the Moon!

So we are back on the moon again. I say we as in the Human Race, but in fact it’s the Chinese who have landed the first craft to touch down on the lunar surface for 40 years. This mission, … Continue reading

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End of an Era

Of course, it was on the cards.  He was a very, very old man who had spent the best years of his life in political prison.   I remember that bright and hopeful day in February, 1990 when Mandela walked out … Continue reading

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The King’s time to Mumbai

They call it Brunel’s Billiard table. They do so, because across the entire 110 miles of the Great Western Railway line running between London and Bristol, there is a drop in gradient of only one foot – making it so … Continue reading

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As We Set Sail

The NBC news tweet alerted the world to the death of an historic icon. “Astronaut Neil Young, the first man to walk on the moon has died”.     The gaff was re-tweeted around the world at the speed of light.    Within … Continue reading

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The Moon’s a Balloon

Now I love a good conspiracy theory. We’ve heard them all, from George Washington and his “all seeing eye and Pyramid on the US Dollar – proof he was a member of the secret “Illuminate” sect, Area 51 and flying … Continue reading

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Give a dog a bad name.

It’s often a problem trying to decide where to meet friends in a busy city. Spend any time in Tokyo, and you will soon notice that people are forever meeting other people, mostly at one of the 640 railway stations … Continue reading

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A moment of cinema history – Updated from 2013

Today the death was announced of the prolific Greek Composer Mikis Theodorakis, at the age of 96.     The Greek flag above the Acropolis was flown at half mast, whilst the Parliament observed a minute’s silence and three days of national … Continue reading

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Henry V in the Garden of Eden – repost

Six hundred and One years ago today, October 25th 1415 the English King and his army beat the French at the Battle of Agincourt.  As we hover on the brink of triggering Article 50 of the Treaty of Rome, that … Continue reading

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English Heritage and the Cuban Missile Crisis

“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” Albert Einstein. It’s such a mournful sound; the Banshee wail that rolls across the valley from the … Continue reading

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An Orphan of Manchuria

When the sensei declared the school day over, the children ran out into the hot August afternoon. Nine year old Masao Nakajima did what he always did. He ran across the small town to the edge of the airbase, where … Continue reading

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