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Jan 16

Knife Through Butter

KNIFE THROUGH BUTTER: THE MACEDONIAN CAVALRY WEDGE Article published here by kind permission of  author Justin Swanton (Member, Society of Ancients) Graphic enhancement by ~Ed In the late summer of 338BC a Macedonian army estimated at about 30,000 infantry and 2,000 cavalry faced off against an allied Greek army of about 35,000 men. The Greeks …

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Sep 15

Sir Sydney Camm 1893-1966

By Mark Norman Sir Sydney Camm, CBE, FRAeS was an English aeronautical engineer who contributed to many Hawker aircraft designs, from the biplanes of the 1920s to jet fighters. One particularly notable aircraft he designed is the Hawker Hurricane fighter.  Wikipedia 

Aug 09

A Scientific Honouring of Death

  Prompted by the passing away of DR. Johan Swartz, and searching for a deeper insight into the biggest question that life confronts us with I fortuitously came across this inspiring essay by the Rev Michael Dowd.

Aug 04

Johan Swartz – A Tribute

Dr. Johan Swartz, aged 65, died at the Highway Hospice, on Saturday, June 30 2012. I consider myself honoured to have known him as a mentor and friend. He was a man of great integrity and a renowned educator and  researcher in the field of Cognitive Science – the study of human intelligence and the …

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Jul 24

Mark Norman

Mark Norman styles himself as a part-time, amateur historian who spends his working days in the “murky depths of insurance claims” In 1981 he joined a prominent East Coast loss adjusting firm and has waded waist deep through the quagmire left by the various tropical storms that have chosen to make Natal their destination. In  …

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Jul 02

Mutiny in Durban Harbour

Courtesy of Adrian Rowe I was recently asked by Bill Bizley if I knew anything about an incident which occurred in Durban Harbour in mid 1942.  The inquirer, Martin Rowles, who lives in the U.K. had been told the story by his grandfather, Thomas Buck, who was in service aboard the merchant ship, S.S. Jeypore, …

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Jun 25

“Amazed am I ere I made Zama”

By Patrick Waterson   Article reproduced here by kind permission of the author.(Graphic enhancement by Ed) Certain words, and phrases when moused over will produce floating “glossary” information for enhanced reading. The title palindrome is rather like the standard reconstruction of Hannibal’s intentions for the battle of Zama. It looks neat but something is missing.” …

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Jun 06

SANS History/Travel Talk

Technorati Tags: Empires,Civilisations CONQUEST OF THE INCAS  John L. Cooke Following a visit to South America last year, I became very interested in the Incan Empire and its spectacular rise and fall.   In fact, the whole history of the previous Andean civilizations is absolutely fascinating, with amazing cultures flourishing, and then declining, in the two …

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Jun 06

Theology, Politics & Literature at Hampton Court

THEOLOGY, POLITICS AND LITERATURE AT HAMPTON COURT A New Book about the King James’s Bible  Review of a new book about the King James Bible by Robin Lamplough The quatercentenary, or 400th anniversary of the publication of the Authorized or King James version of the Bible in 1611 has been marked in a variety of …

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Jun 05

Most analysed artifact in history

Hiding in plain sight?

“It is either the most awesome and instructive relic of Christ in existence or it is one of the most ingenious, most unbelievably clever products of the human mind and hand on record.

It is either one or the other, there is no middle ground.”—Historian John Walsh

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