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History of Man Tracking: Iban Trackers.

” The Sarawak Rangers were a para-military force founded in 1862 by the second Rajah of Sarawak, Charles Anthony Johnson Brooke. They evolved from the fort-men which were raised to defend Kuching in 1846. 376 more words

Talking On Tracking

Royal Navy 'Woefully Low' on Warships: a testament to Britain's General Decline?

In 1495, the world’s first dry dock was built in Portsmouth during the reign of Henry VII, the first monarch of the House of Tudor. Two years later the warship  963 more words


Four Landmark History Series

The series from the 80s that interviewed participants in the wiithdrawal of the British from their former colonies. Each programme focused on a specific country. … 83 more words


Shades of Empire in a Northampton church

Just as almost every parish church in Britain has remembrances of the First World War, many of them contain objects that recall another momentous episode in our history: the British Empire. 293 more words


#Shorncliffe and the Great #Folkestone Air Raid 25th May 1917. #WW1 #FWW

This blog is only concerned with the burials in Shorncliffe Military Cemetery. Bombs were dropped in various places. One person was killed in Ashford, two in Hythe. 1,203 more words

High Tea

I was rather excited by the prospect of being invited for High Tea at Faletti’s Hotel in Lahore. Admittedly it was a work-related event followed by High Tea. 586 more words

#Folkestone American died of wounds received on the Somme 1916 #Somme100

David Gray  an American by marriage. He is listed in The Foreign Burial of American War Dead by Chris Dixon. An American by marriage. He could have stayed out of the war. 343 more words