British Pathe have uploaded their entire collection of 85,000 videos to YouTube
Absolutely soddin fantastic
May I suggest
Seriously, this is incredible and very welcome
I expect to be lost to world for several weeks now
Sorry about that, couldn’t resist.
It must be a slow news day because the MoD has just announced a contract to
refurbish chairs, mattress covers, bed linen and curtains across the fleet
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In 2012 I published a post asking ‘Who the f*ck designed those seat covers’
Achievements for Mr Putin so far…
- Capital flight, shares nosediving and restricted access to bond markets
- All Russia’s neighbours tooling up
- International condemnation and sanctions
- An expensive Crimea to support
- A shot in the arm for a post Afghanistan NATO
- Renewed interest in alternatives to Russian gas, including supplies from the US
So he has restored some measure of battered Russian pride,…
A round up of recent blog posts well worth reading…
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A great post from Military History Now on the somewhat Heath Robinson weapons in use by the Home Guard
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I had a quick look at one of them a few months ago, the Blacker Bombard
Freedom of Information requests are often used for all sorts of spurious reasons, many are for things like vehicle history requests* or other trivia but other time sometimes reveal simply staggering information.
Released a week ago was a response to this question;
Could you please supply with numbers of Royal Navy. Army and RAF personnel who are unable to deploy on operations because they have…
The summary of the report from the Defence Select Committee is as follows;Background
On 14 September 2012, 15 heavily-armed Taliban insurgents infiltrated the camp and attacked the airfield. The ensuing engagement lasted into the next day and resulted in the deaths of US Marine Corps Lt Col Christopher Raible and Sgt Bradley Atwell, the wounding of eight US personnel, eight UK personnel and one…
Every so often I do like to hit the pause button and say thank you to all the TD readers, commenters and contributors.
It is far to easy in a cynical world to forget to appreciate the people that make this place still interesting, you.
So there you go
Maybe one day there will be an invisibility cloak, although mainly for stationary objects.
Controlling and bending light around an object so it appears invisible to the naked eye is the theory behind fictional invisibility cloaks. It may seem easy in Hollywood movies, but is hard to create in real life because no material in nature has the properties necessary to bend light in such a way.…
A cool video from Aerial Media Kings showing the Royal Engineers in action in the Somerset floods of early 2014
Kit spotters, what do we have?
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