The Australian Perspective: Vietnam and The Battle of Long Tan.

The Vietnam War remains to this day, one of the most exhausting and controversial wars Australians have fought in. In […]

The Australian Perspective: The Fall of Singapore.

When a substantial British fleet failed to materialize in the Far East in late 1941, it was inevitable that Singapore […]

The Dance of Death (a brief history of…)

Many amazing works of art have been found painted on the outside walls of cloisters, of family vaults, of ossuaries […]

The Australian perspective: Afghanistan and the War on Terror.

It sometimes seems that ‘enemies’, unlike in traditional warfare fought by two distinct sides not long ago, have changed into […]

The Crooked Forest of Gryfino.

The world is an amazing place where sometimes we can find truly beautiful and very strange things. In a small […]

A Living, Breathing Lone Pine Monument in Australia.

The following article is a complimentary piece to this bloggers previous post entitled Gallipoli and Battle of Lone Pine (Australians […]

The Australian perspective: Gallipoli and the Battle of Lone Pine.

On the 28th of June 1914, the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne saw the Balkans […]

Bone Sewing Needles (a brief history of…)

The humble sewing needle needs no introduction. Everyone has likely seen one used or has used one to sew that […]

The Legend of the “Eye” Part 5

  Featuring an all seeing eye in its imagery ,this is the occultist and magician Eliphas Levi’s pentagram, which he […]

The ‘Capitoline Vision’ of Edward Gibbon.

On the 15th October 1764, Edward Gibbon observed a group of friars singing in the ruins of the Temple of […]