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Postcard of Madras Gymkhana Football Challenge Cup Winners 1920

As has been discussed on this blog before, sport was an important part of military life in India and this week’s photograph is a marvellous shot of the winners of the Madras Gymkhana Football Challenge Cup in 1920, The 2nd Battalion Dorsetshire Regiment: 208 more words

British Army

Interwar Postcard of a Sailor and Marines enjoying a Beer

This week’s postcard takes us back to the period between the wars and depicts a sailor and marines relaxing ashore in tropical climes, most likely somewhere in the Mediterranean: 224 more words

Royal Navy

Photograph of HMY Victoria and Albert

This week’s photograph is of HMY Victoria and Albert:This royal yacht was the predecessor of HMY Britannia and served from 1901 throughout the reigns of Edward VII, George V and George VI. 373 more words

Royal Navy

On the Keeper Shelf: History Books

Another half-term bonus post.  As I was dusting my bookshelves the other day, I was looking at my collection of history books.  I’m a history graduate and have read a lot of history writing over the years.   784 more words

Book Reviews

Twenty-Four Hours in the Life of a Woman by Stefan Zweig (1927)

This 1927 novella is a great introduction to the work of Austrian playwright, journalist and biographer Stefan Zweig, one of the most popular writers in the world in the 1920s/30s who has been enjoying a revival of late. 523 more words


RAF Funeral, Palestine 1938

This week’s photographs are a rather sombre pair of images showing the funeral of two airmen in Palestine just before the outbreak of the war. The first image shows the pall bearers carrying two coffins into a graveyard: 289 more words

Royal Air Force

Sarah Mass-University of Michigan

“…I thought that shopping and consumption would be an entry point to analyse my earlier interests around ethnicity and immigration. This hasn’t panned out in the archives the way I expected: “traditional” market shopping is largely coded as English and white.”

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Urban History