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The Jim Bolen SOG Interviews: Part 4 – Covert Prisoner Snatch Missions during the Vietnam War.

The Jim Bolen SOG Interviews: Part 4 – Covert Prisoner Snatch Missions during the Vietnam War.

1 month ago
Above Photo: North Vietnamese Army soldiers moving along a more exposed part of the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Normally a unit this size would have 2 NVA out front 20 to 30 meters to secure the trail. Jim Bolen is a former Special Forces operative and team-leader, who went on over 40 dangerous and top secret SOG missions to the ... Read More
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The Jim Bolen SOG Interviews: A covert Wiretap Mission into Cambodia, during the Vietnam War.

The Jim Bolen SOG Interviews: A covert Wiretap Mission into Cambodia, during the Vietnam War.

2 weeks ago
Above Photo: A B-52 strike during the Vietnam War. Jim was interviewed by Peter Alan Lloyd as part of his research for his novel, BACK. PAL: Jim, in your book No Guts, No Glory. you recount a wiretap mission inside Cambodia in September 1968. Can you describe that mission? JB: First I would like to make a statement about my two most ... Read More
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Strange Sights in the Cambodian Jungle: A Jarai Cemetery.

Strange Sights in the Cambodian Jungle: A Jarai Cemetery.

1 day ago
Above Photo: a Human image in an overgrown Jarai Tribe Cemetery in Ratanakiri Province, Cambodia. We were in remote Ratanakiri Province, not far from the Vietnamese border with our guide, motorbiking up a dusty road in the middle of nowhere on our way to visit a Jarai Tribe cemetery – if we could find it. Ratanakiri is where I based ... 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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After the Khmer Rouge – Two Photographs.

After the Khmer Rouge – Two Photographs.

5 hours ago
A photograph of a Cambodian road taken in 1979, after the fall the Khmer Rouge (© Time Life) I recently came across two unusual colour photos, both taken after the Khmer Rouge were deposed in 1979, but which show how badly the country had been blighted by Pol Pot and his genocidal nutters. In the above photo, a woman can ... Read More
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