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…]


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…]



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…]