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The Irony: Saigon’s Most Heavily Guarded Building is The Former US Embassy.

The Irony: Saigon’s Most Heavily Guarded Building is The Former US Embassy.

1 day ago
Above Photo: A Vietnamese guard objects to my taking a photograph of a monument commemorating Viet Cong dead in the Tet attack on the former US Embassy, which is located outside the old US Embassy compound in Saigon. The Viet Cong famously attacked the former US Embassy in Saigon during the Tet Offensive in 1968, but it seems those shots fired ... 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.

3 weeks ago
Above Photo: Psyops Ghetto Blaster: Helicopter fitted out with a speaker system (118ahc.org) Jack Jolis was interviewed by Peter Alan Lloyd as part of his research for BACK. 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 ... 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 a 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.

3 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 Vietnam War: Still Missing In Action in the Jungles of Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia.

The Vietnam War: Still Missing In Action in the Jungles of Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia.

3 days ago
Above Photo: In the tri-border Jungle of Cambodia, where Charles White was lost. I was doing some research recently, in connection with my BACK screenplay, when I came across a sorry but interesting story of just one US serviceman who disappeared without trace in the tri-border jungle during the Vietnam War.  He seems to have been captured alive, but he was never ... Read More
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