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The African Queen (1935), by C S Forester

The African Queen is a ripping yarn (one reason, by the way, for the success of the 1951 film).  Two ill-suited people struggle against incredible odds on an impossible quest, striking a blow for the right against imperial might.  849 more words

Book Reviews

On Their Own: Britain's Child Migrants

This exhibition in London at the V and A’s Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green was a poignant reminder of how good intentions can go wrong.   309 more words


Benedict Anderson: An Appreciation

By Timothy G. McMahon

Late in 2015 saw the passing of Benedict Anderson, Aaron L. Binenkorb Professor Emeritus of International Studies, Government & Asian Studies at Cornell University. 720 more words

Back into History

I am jumping off the careers bandwagon to go back into my ‘other’ job- that is, researching for my PhD.  Until I have worked out how to separate the two streams, if you follow me for Jobs in books stuff then this post probably won’t interest you in the slightest! 627 more words

Blog Posts

India Has Had Its Own Holocausts And No One Cares

(written on the eve of the release of ‘Shaheed Udham Singh’ on Muvizz.com)

Udham Singh (born: 26th Dec 1899, hanged: 31st Jul 1940) was an Indian revolutionary, who assassinated Michael O’Dwyer for endorsing General Reginald Dyer’s action during the Jallianwala Bagh massacre (13th Apr 1919). 925 more words

Treaty and Maori sovereignty

In a followup to yesterday’s post Korero about Te Tiriti o Waitangi here is a guest post on the Treaty of Waitangi and Maori sovereignty from Dr Scott Hamilton. 619 more words


WW2 From the Germans Point of View HD

The WWII videos below are mostly more recent looks at WWII. It is interesting to see how history can be biased so differently. There may even be some outright lies as well as lies of omission. 319 more words

Alternate History