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Remains of MIA Lost In The Cambodia Jungle During the Vietnam War – Finally Found and Identified.

Remains of MIA Lost In The Cambodia Jungle During the Vietnam War – Finally Found and Identified.

3 days ago
Above Photo: The jungles of Asia still contain hundreds of thousands of dead, from both sides of the Vietnam War. My novel BACK deals with the Vietnam War ‘then and now’ in the jungles of Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, and especially the fate of US MIAs and POWs in this remote area.  So I was interested to recently read that the remains ... Read More
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An American Hippie Visits Opium Dens in Vientiane, Laos, At The End Of the Vietnam War.

An American Hippie Visits Opium Dens in Vientiane, Laos, At The End Of the Vietnam War.

4 months ago
 Above Photo: A Laotian settling in to take opium in 1969 (© Terry Wofford, uwdc.library.wisc.edu) Laos, Vientiane and drugs are all relevant to the plot of my novel BACK, although in a twenty-first century, backpacking context. The below are recollections of Ken Liss, a native San Franciscan and former third world budget traveler who spent a month living in Vientiane, ... Read More
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UXO from the Battle for Salavan, Laos (When Air America and the CIA Fell Out).

UXO from the Battle for Salavan, Laos (When Air America and the CIA Fell Out).

15 hours ago
Above photo: UXO Salavan operative gets down, dangerous and dirty with an unexploded Vietnam War-era bomb. On a recent trip to Laos I visited Salavan (or Saravane) Province, to go out into the jungle with a UXO Lao team to sites where they were hard at work clearing the jungle and the city of UXO (unexploded ordnance) from the Vietnam ... 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.

9 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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Bizarre Spin on Tortured Confessions of Australian Khmer Rouge Victims.

Bizarre Spin on Tortured Confessions of Australian Khmer Rouge Victims.

1 week ago
Above Photo: Looking out from a balcony still covered in barbed wire at Tuol Sleng Prison, Phnom Penh. While doing some BACK-related research, I came across a really misleading piece on theaustralian.com website (see link below), which discussed two Australians who were interrogated and murdered by the Khmer Rouge in Tuol Sleng torture centre in Cambodia. I then read similar comments ... Read More
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