The Legend Of Virginia Hall: The Limping WWII Spy

On March 5, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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Virginia Hall was an impressive human. She worked as a spy during World War II with the British Special Operations Executive (SOE). I reckon, in a straight race, Virginia Hall would count as one...

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Syrian Conflict Drone Footage

The Remains of Syrian Cities: Drone Footage

On February 6, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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The war in Syria has been hurtling on for years. The origins of the conflict are complicated and involve multiple players. The initial belligerents were those who wanted to depose President Assad and his family...

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Breeching And Unbreeching: Boys Dressed As Girls

On February 6, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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Across the Western world, from the mid-1500s up until the early 20th century, the appropriate clothing for a little boy was significantly different to today’s mainstream choices. Nowadays, a baby boy would never think of leaving...

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How A French Traveller Saw The Russians in 1854

On February 2, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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Here are a few pages from a book written in 1854 by a chap called Germain de Lagny. According to the Russian website where I got these pictures, de Lagny was visiting Russia...

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Huge Statue of Mao Zedong Dismantled In Rural China

On January 9, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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In the middle of rural China, very far from anything of note, a massive and recently built statue has been flurrying across Asian news. The structure in question is a whopping rendering of our old...

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Lazer Horse’s Predictions For 2016

On January 2, 2016 by Lazer Horse
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I’ve decided to make a career change, I’m going to become a TV psychic. I may as well. It’s not like you have to be accurate or anything, just make some guesses. For...

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José Ortiz-Echagüe: Beautifully Bleak Photography

On December 24, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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José Ortiz-Echagüe was born in Guadalajara in 1886, into a military family.  At the tender of age of 12, he received his first camera and took to photography. His brother, a talented artist,...

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14 Versions Of The Jolly Roger Flag

On December 4, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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The Jolly Roger is probably the most famous, non-country-specific, flag in the Western world. I have to admit, though, I didn’t realise there was more than one design of the Jolly Roger. It...

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A Short Timeline Of Earth

On November 28, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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A lot has gone down on this small blue blob of ours since it was first cracked into existence. Our personal speck of grit in the Multiverse managed to throw out something pretty...

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“The Motherland Calls” – Huge Russian Statue

On November 18, 2015 by Lazer Horse
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The Motherland Calls, or Homeland-Mother is a whopper of a statue that stands proud in Mamayev Kurgan in Volgograd, Russia. The statue was built to commemorate the Battle of Stalingrad, a battle considered by many...

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