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Gunpowder factory (SE)

On an early, sunny day my friend and I went to a well hidden factory, located deep inside the mountain walls. This factory dates all the way back to WW2, and this factory was to supply the entirety of Sweden with ammunition. 327 more words

The Fog Of War: Eleven Lessons From The Life Of Robert S. McNamara

This excellent look at the Secretary of Defense Robert S  McNamara is not about him it is from him. In his own words he reveals the very personal side of his time spent as the Secretary of Defense during the Cold War and the Viet Nam War. 18 more words


Rubles and Coupons and Krugerrands? In Russia? Yuck!

I love East Europe, but the currency is a total nightmare.  granted, the last time i was in Europe they had just started with the euro.   891 more words

East Europe

Did the Brezhnev Doctrine Prolong the Cold War?

As part of our new challenges task set, here is my challenge, to do a blog post on Leonid Brezhnev as requested by fellow blogger ALi. 1,085 more words

20th Century

History Makes The Monument

 I disliked this monument… but the history, incredible!

Firstly, there needs to be some context to my dislike. The first week in April 2014, twenty-five students from Bangor University and myself boarded a coach at 11pm to travel overnight to London. 1,761 more words


Che Dream Believers, or What a Day for a Che Dream

At Free Cheese this seems to be the summer of the Sacred Cow. Coincidentally, the Summer of the Sacred Cow is the name of a little Indian restaurant downtown that I drunkenly stumbled into one night and tried to order a cheese steak. 1,616 more words

Holidays, Hoxha and The File On H

As we are on holiday in Albania, it seemed only right to read something by Ismail Kadare. Kadare is Albania’s foremost living writer and winner of the inaugural International Man Booker Prize in 2005. 1,056 more words

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