Animals

Wildlife

In the early ’90’s I lived in Erdington in Birmingham. I had a nice house,  a spacious Victorian terrace with Minton Tiles and other original features, downstairs bath and WC, 3B, GFCH, DG, VGC, NS, [more…]

20th Century

Legion Of The Damned

“For every foreign-born soldier who dies, no German mother weeps” – Gottlob Berger The Waffen SS was the military wing of the Nazi party, although it is important to note that membership of the NSDAP [more…]

History

Who Was Puss In Boots?

“To Southwark Fair, very dirty, and there saw the puppet show of Whittington, which was pretty to see” – Samuel Pepys In the fourteenth century the toll required of a prostitute who wished to cross [more…]

History

Zirkus!

Every so often the annals of military history reveal an individual whose grasp of the situational  realities seems counterintuitive at best. Step forward Herr Major Bardlenschlager, CO of Panzer Ersatz und Ausbildungs Abteilung 100 stationed [more…]

Literature

‘I Will Haunt You’

James Irving was….Well, even at this early juncture in our story the sources are ambiguous and contradictory. Said to have been a prosperous Liverpudlian businessman, the nature of his business is variously described as a [more…]