War! what is it good for – I remember it well

Looking at the reports from Syria, brings back memories from when I was a child. Seeing the children being taken away from their homes. The destroyed homes, the heartless caretakers the clinical removal of people from their towns and cities. The children’s reaction to the bombing – how they hardly flinch at the sounds of … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1964

On this day, Stanley Kubrick released his black comic masterpiece, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb opens in theaters to both critical and popular acclaim. The movie’s popularity was evidence of changing attitudes toward atomic weapons and the concept of nuclear deterrence. The movie focused on the actions … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1951

Forcefully marking the continued importance of the West in the development of nuclear weaponry, the government detonates the first of a series of nuclear bombs at its new Nevada test site. Although much of the West had long lagged behind the rest of the nation in technological and industrial development, the massive World War II … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylors SRU

A Queen retires and a new King takes over the kingdom. Holland celebrated in style the first king to reign in nearly a century. In Afghanistan, a road side bomb kills UK troops. More than 400 dead in building collapse and protestors call for the death penalty. In India, the four year old child who … [Read the full story]

This is why the Poms are coming here

The family of a British al-Qaeda warlord killed in a CIA airstrike in Pakistan are suing the Government, saying it conspired in murder. Rashid Rauf, who grew up in Birmingham, masterminded the 7/7 bomb attacks in London in 2005 and plotted to blow up airliners over the Atlantic. He was killed in 2008 when a … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1993

A bomb explodes in the parking garage beneath the World Trade Centre in New York City on this day in 1993. Six people died and 1,000 were injured by the powerful blast, which also caused the evacuation of thousands of people from the Twin Towers. An informant later identified a group of Serbians in New … [Read the full story]

Why is man so bloody violent?

I haveĀ studied modern history of the past sixty years , and it would seem the only problem today is man. Sixty years ago men were fighting in Korea. Today they are still fighting but in different countries. In Korea it was to help the people haveĀ  freedom and democracy. Today those same reasons are used … [Read the full story]

Army bomb expert not to be forgotten

The campaigning widow of Army bomb disposal expert Olaf Schmid has won an award for championing better gear for soldiers. Christina Schmid got a top gong at the Communicator of the Year Awards. She said, “It really mean something to me, that I seem to be getting the message across”. Her husband was post-humously awarded … [Read the full story]

Who do you think the best Australian is?

By TOG My best friend died a few days ago, and it was only then that I realised how lucky I was to have had his friendship. We both grew up during World War II in London. Playing on the bomb sites, climbing stairs with treads missing, balancing across floors which had gaps in so … [Read the full story]

North Korea attacks South Korea

North Korea has fired over 50 artillery shells onto a South Korean island, killing one person. This set off an exchange of fire between the two countries. South Korea’s governement occupied an underground war room and air force jets were reported to have scouted the area around the Yellow Sea Island. North Korea failed to … [Read the full story]

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