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Bombed Out – Sold Out!

Bombed Out – Sold Out!

2 months ago
Above Photo: Punk Graffiti. I might be 6,000 miles from the UK but I’m still keeping up with Bombed Out! matters, and I was sort of pleased to hear from Waterstones in Liverpool that they had sold out of my book and desperately needed more copies. The bad news, of course, is I am here in Vietnam, but fortunately I ... Read More
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Jack Jolis: Military Intelligence in Saigon during the Vietnam War: Running a Clandestine Operation with Catholic Priests.

Jack Jolis: Military Intelligence in Saigon during the Vietnam War: Running a Clandestine Operation with Catholic Priests.

4 weeks ago
Above Photo: Psyops Ghetto Blaster: Helicopter fitted out with a speaker system (118ahc.org) PAL  Jack were you involved in Psyops while you were in Military Intelligence in Saigon? JJ: When I first got in-country, I became pals with some PSYOPS guys who were involved in leafleting operations. I asked if I could tag along on one of their missions and ... Read More
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A Toad in the Toilet? A Surprise Guest in Banlung, Ratanakiri, Cambodia.

A Toad in the Toilet? A Surprise Guest in Banlung, Ratanakiri, Cambodia.

1 week ago
Above Photo: Our non-paying guest. On my recent BACK-related research trip into the Khmer Rouge heartlands of Cambodia, we stayed in the remote town of Banlung in Ratanakiri Province. In the middle of the night I went into the dark bathroom and noticed my pee hitting something unusual in the bowl. Confused, I turned on the light and was shocked to ... 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.

2 months 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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Jim Burns: A Ho Chi Minh Trail Troop Insertion During The Vietnam War.

Jim Burns: A Ho Chi Minh Trail Troop Insertion During The Vietnam War.

1 week ago
Above Photo: Approaching a short Laotian airstrip during the Vietnam War (Micky Finn) On 18 September 1969 Jim was flying on a USAF CH-3E helicopter belonging to the 21st Special Operations Squadron out of Nakhon Phanom, Thailand, performing as a Flight Engineer/Gunner. They were part of a six helicopter flight, and his crew consisted of a pilot and co-pilot, TSgt. ... Read More
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