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Digging for Victory

Napoleon famously said that, “an army marches on its stomach”, and during the Second World War the home front played an important role in keeping the British population and the soldiers fed despite a German naval blockade.  Sailors risked their lives to...

The 1820 Settlers

This story started for me when a contact from Genesreunited sent me details of a death: Elizabeth Warner died in 1840 at the Double Drift military post by the Great Fish River in Cape Colony, South Africa and was buried at Fort Brown in the Transkei. The service was...

A Nightingale Nurse

January 2009The Medical Profession Army Surgeon in Revolutionary America A Dynasty of Doctors A Nightingale Nurse The Miracle Cure The Ideal Temperament My Medical Moxons Mental Health and the Lunatic Asylums The Secret World of Victorian Broadmoor Bedford Pierce...