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Khmer Rouge Murder Of Three Western Backpackers in Cambodia Still Casts A Dark Shadow.

Khmer Rouge Murder Of Three Western Backpackers in Cambodia Still Casts A Dark Shadow.

2 days ago
Above Photo: A Staged Khmer Rouge Execution. (Pinterest) In July 1994, three backpackers, Australian David Wilson, Frenchman Jean-Michel Braquet and Briton Mark Slater, were travelling on a train from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville when it was attacked by the Khmer Rouge. Using grenade launchers, and shooting at least 13 passengers dead, the Khmer Rouge marched more than 200 captives away. The ... Read More
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Living Through B-52 bombings in Laos – An Eyewitness.

Living Through B-52 bombings in Laos – An Eyewitness.

2 weeks ago
Above Photo: The aftermath of a B-52 strike in Laos, taken from a helicopter (Jim Towle 174ahc.com) Some 50 kilometers south of Phonsavan in northern Laos there is an impressive range of karst mountains which were regularly and comprehensively pummelled by B-52 carpet bombing raids during the Secret War in Laos. North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong supply routes wound through ... Read More
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Khmer Rouge Murder Of Three Western Backpackers in Cambodia Still Casts A Dark Shadow.

Khmer Rouge Murder Of Three Western Backpackers in Cambodia Still Casts A Dark Shadow.

2 days ago
Above Photo: A Staged Khmer Rouge Execution. (Pinterest) In July 1994, three backpackers, Australian David Wilson, Frenchman Jean-Michel Braquet and Briton Mark Slater, were travelling on a train from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville when it was attacked by the Khmer Rouge. Using grenade launchers, and shooting at least 13 passengers dead, the Khmer Rouge marched more than 200 captives away. The ... Read More
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John Atkinson Grimshaw’s Paintings of Liverpool’s Dock Road.

John Atkinson Grimshaw’s Paintings of Liverpool’s Dock Road.

4 years ago
Liverpool from Wapping (1875)  I’m a massive fan of John Atkinson Grimshaw’s art. For many years I have seen his paintings of Liverpool’s Dock Road (shown above and below) in books, articles and even pubs all over the UK. I’ve always thought they were magnificent examples of Victorian urban art, and they came across my path again recently when I ... Read More
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Secret War History Hidden Inside Caves in Laos.

Secret War History Hidden Inside Caves in Laos.

1 week ago
Above Photo: The steep steps up to a secret Communist Administrative cave in Nong Khiaw, Laos. On a recent trip into northern Laos, I set off on a 2km walk along the road leading out of a small village called Nong Khiaw. Crossing open, shade-less countryside, fording a stream and walking through rice paddies found me heading towards an important ... Read More
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