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A fine hospital: The Astor family and the Canadian Red Cross

What do Lady Astor, war hospitals and cut-glass containers have in common? They all intersected in England during the First World War. 525 more words

First World War

Hobby News Round-up: w/e 20th January 2017

Here are a few of the pieces of news from around the hobby that caught my attention this week:

Curteys Miniatures are releasing some new Romano British Heavy Cavalry. 352 more words

28mm Gaming

Kurt Seyit & Sura (Turkey Television Series 2014)

4 Kernels

If anyone would have said to me that I would enjoy a television series with subtitles from Turkey, I would tell them they were crazy. 746 more words


Richmond WW1 Diary 19 January 1917

Venesta factory explosion

At about 7pm on January 19 a massive explosion in a munitions factory in Silvertown, West Ham, killed 73 people. Many of the workers killed were women, ‘munitionettes’ who had volunteered to do their bit to support the war effort. 95 more words


Jan-19: Roses, Viruses, Deadly Zeppelins and Little Rhody

January 19th marks the birthday of Edgar Allen Poe and emergence of his secret “toaster’ a century later, the first aerial bombardment of a city via a zeppelin, the pardoning of “Tokyo Rose”, the first computer virus and the  491 more words