Warning: This site containers book spoilers. You should read Back: Parts 1 and 2 first

Latest


A Visit to Ho Chi Minh’s House – in Thailand.

A Visit to Ho Chi Minh’s House – in Thailand.

2 weeks 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
View More Articles »


A Vietnam War Mystery in Laos: Russian SAM Missiles.

A Vietnam War Mystery in Laos: Russian SAM Missiles.

3 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
View More Articles »


Surviving The Secret War In Laos: by living in caves for nine years.

Surviving The Secret War In Laos: by living in caves for nine years.

4 weeks ago
Above Photo – these two old ladies spent nine years of their early lives hiding out in a cave, with the rest of their village, too scared to go back to Tchepone, until the Vietnam War had ended. Six kilometers from the modern town of Sepon are the ruins of wartime Tchepone, bombed into oblivion during the Vietnam War. I ... Read More
View More Articles »


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
View More Articles »


Khmer Rouge Communications

Khmer Rouge Communications

4 weeks ago
Above Photo: Pol Pot’s communications unit. It used to be attached to a truck which has now disappeared. On a trip into the jungles of Laos and Cambodia, looking at Khmer Rouge sites relevant to my novel BACK, I visited the house of Khmer Rouge Brother Number 4 in Anlong Veng, Cambodia, (see link below). There, I also came across ... Read More
View More Articles »


View More Articles »
View More Articles »