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What Links the US War in Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh Himself (Besides the Obvious, I Mean)?

What Links the US War in Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh Himself (Besides the Obvious, I Mean)?

4 days ago
Above Photo: Lockheed F-104 Starfighters at Udorn Thani air base in Thailand during the Vietnam War. During the Vietnam War, the US air base at Udorn Thani (as it was known back then) in northern Thailand was vital to the war effort in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. From Udorn, fighters were able to patrol the skies over the battlefields, they were able ... Read More
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Public Enemy v Buffalo Springfield – Another Unusual Vietnam War Music Crossover.

Public Enemy v Buffalo Springfield – Another Unusual Vietnam War Music Crossover.

4 weeks ago
Above Photo: Fire Exercise at Bien Hoa Airfield, Vietnam, 1966. One day when I lived in London, I vividly recall wandering along Oxford Street one sunny spring Saturday morning, feeling a bit sorry for myself on account of having recently split up with my girlfriend, as well as labouring under a massive hangover from the night before. I walked into Virgin Records ... Read More
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Were These Signs Made By American POWs Left Behind in Laos?

Were These Signs Made By American POWs Left Behind in Laos?

3 weeks ago
Above Photo: Mysterious never-properly-explained markings on the ground in Laos during the Vietnam War. My novel BACK deals with the ongoing mystery of what happened to the POWs and MIAs who were left behind in Laos at the end of the Vietnam War. I previously wrote about this when I was in a former US POW-holding area in Sam Neua and ... 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 Ever-Present Danger of Unexploded Ordnance in Laos.

The Ever-Present Danger of Unexploded Ordnance in Laos.

2 weeks ago
Above Photo: Unexploded artillery shells discovered on the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Sepon, Laos. Sepon UXO office, Laos. An article I wrote about the dangers of unexploded ordnance (UXO) in Laos and the work of UXO teams out there was published on The Diplomat website. It contains ten outstanding photos of unexploded ordnance in Laos, along with descriptions, and an ... Read More
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