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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 […]

Adieu, Adieu, My Native Shore

This snapshot of history is an original photograph of a ship called the SS Kumara.  Its story includes hundreds of thousands of carcasses, an insight into the beginnings of an invaluable industry and a debate over how comfortable life would be in a floating freezer. The birth of […]