Category: War

How to Survive an Air Raid

Being caught in an air raid is something that most of us don’t usually need to worry about, but that is no excuse for not being ready.  If you know what to do in the event of an earthquake, tsunami, cyclone/hurricane and other similar hazards then you owe […]

Japanese Invasion Money

I once read somewhere that if a country is invaded then it takes over a hundred years for the wounds to fully heal.  It is as if occupying forces can leave invisible scars on the towns, cities, roads, bridges and fields. Once lost, innocence is difficult to regain. […]

Russian T-34 tank

From Russia with Love: The T-34

This snapshot from my personal collection shows a knocked out tank somewhere on the Eastern Front during the Second World War.  Unfortunately the context of this image has been lost and I don’t know exactly where it was taken, who took it or when.  What I do know […]

WW1 British Machine Gunners wearing gas helmets

Why the Interest in War?

Those of you who know me might be surprised that I’ve managed half a dozen posts before posting a photo of a machine gun.  (The picture above is an original World War One postcard printed by the Daily Mail and shows two British machine gunners on the Western […]