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Dead Mass Murderer: A Visit to Pol Pot’s Cremation Site in Cambodia.

Dead Mass Murderer: A Visit to Pol Pot’s Cremation Site in Cambodia.

1 month ago
Pol Pot lies dead before his cremation in the Cambodian Jungle, as a Khmer Rouge soldier stands guard. (AP Photo) I was recently in Anlong Veng, on another BACK-related research trip through Cambodia, following in the footsteps of the Khmer Rouge. After we’d visited Ta Mok’s house (Brother Number 4) and his grave in Anlong Veng (see links below) we ... Read More
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Unseen Images of the Vietnam War: Elephants Caught in Reconnaissance Photo.

Unseen Images of the Vietnam War: Elephants Caught in Reconnaissance Photo.

3 weeks ago
The above photo, taken by George H Kelling, shows the shadow of an RF-4C Phantom photo reconnaissance aircraft streaking across across an open area of Vietnam during the Vietnam War. These planes were equipped with different kinds of cameras and could take photographs at high and low altitudes, day and night. If you look more closely at the photo, you will ... Read More
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Another British Victim Murdered by the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia.

Another British Victim Murdered by the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia.

3 months ago
Above Photo: Other continuing dangers in the Cambodian countryside (AFP). In 1996, Christopher Howes, a British mine clearance expert, was working in Cambodia with the Mines Advisory Group (MAG) not far from the Angkor Wat temple complex. Although the Khmer Rouge had been deposed by the Vietnamese army in 1979 , in 1996 they were still fighting a murderous terrorist ... 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 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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The Jim Bolen SOG Interviews – A Night Insertion by Helicopter Inside Cambodia.

The Jim Bolen SOG Interviews – A Night Insertion by Helicopter Inside Cambodia.

1 month ago
Above Photo: A Spooky gunship lays down a cone of fire near MAC-V Team 21 Compound in Pleiku, Vietnam, 1969. First I would like to say that of all my 40 plus classified SOG missions as a team leader and coming out from Laos and Cambodia over 30 times under fire, this operation seems to haunt me more than any ... Read More
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