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…]


‘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…]


Hashtag Henry!

It is the time of year when the wife launches her annual campaign to get me to agree to replace our old Henry the Hoover with a modern upright machine. As ever my response is [more…]


The Willendorf Venus And Others

Suerte que mis pechos sean pequeños               y nos los confundas con montañas – Cervantes The problem with Art is, of course, that it appears very suddenly in the archaeological record. And furthermore that when [more…]