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TIME MACHINE: Battle of Bladensburg

TIME MACHINE: BATTLE OF BLADENSBURG

August 24, 2014 marked the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Bladensburg, which was a major conflict fought during the War of 1812. 1,021 more words

History

Winston Churchill vs. Colonel Blimp

When we (as in, yours truly) were young, we felt we were smarter than older generations because we could identify the celebrities du jour. We thought this somehow made us smarter, which is rather embarrassing to admit. 662 more words

Comedy

November 14, 1914

Field-Marshal Lord Roberts dies of pneumonia while visiting France to inspect the Indian troops, of which he was Colonel-in-Chief. German defeat near Ypres.

1914

A place of uncomplicated belonging: some reflections on Scottish culture in modern Australia

As I prepare to wind this blog down, I feel it is appropriate to offer some final thoughts on the nature of Scottish heritage, culture, and identity in contemporary Australia.  2,183 more words

Scots In Australia