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Vietnam War Tank discovered on the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos.

Vietnam War Tank discovered on the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos.

2 weeks ago
Above Photo: Chinese tank unearthed by roadworks along the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos Some years ago, road upgrading works in Attapeu Province in Laos were being carried out in an area that used to form part of the Ho Chi Minh Trail during the Vietnam War. The North Vietnamese Army and the Viet Cong used the Ho Chi Minh Trail ... Read More
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A Vietnam War Mystery in Laos: Russian SAM Missiles.

A Vietnam War Mystery in Laos: Russian SAM Missiles.

2 months ago
Above Photo: North Vietnamese Anti-Aircraft Gunners fire on US Planes during the Vietnam War. When I was travelling along Route 9 in Laos recently, I was surprised to come across the remains of a SAM-2 rocket, or the rocket’s solid fuel booster stage, which had clearly been fired, and which was now resting in a memorial park in Muang Phin. ... Read More
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White Phosphorous Bombs Dropped On Laos During the Vietnam War.

White Phosphorous Bombs Dropped On Laos During the Vietnam War.

7 days ago
Above Photo: Plane drops a white phosphorus bomb on a Viet Cong postion in 1966. (USAF) Nicknamed ‘Wille Pete” in Vietnam, white phosphorous was mostly used to mark targets, as it created brilliant white smoke that could be seen from a long way off. Assault helicopters prep a landing zone (vhpaphoto.org) Gunners would use white phosphorous shells as an artillery ... 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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Khmer Rouge Prison Cages in Cambodia.

Khmer Rouge Prison Cages in Cambodia.

1 week ago
Above Photo: The prison cages underneath Brother Number 4, Ta Mok’s, “The Butcher’s” House in Anlong Veng, Cambodia. As research for my novel, BACK, I visited the house of a senior Khmer Rouge cadre called Ta Mok, in Anlong Veng, the Khmer Rouge’s former headquarters after they were deposed by the Vietnamese army in 1979. Ta Mok’s house in Anlong ... Read More
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