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The effects of shell shock on WWI soldiers

The Daily Mail has posted some disturbing footage, compiled by British Pathé film archivists, which shows the effects of shell shock on WWI soldiers. Shell shock was a term used during the First World War to describe the psychological trauma suffered by men serving on the war's key battlefronts. The term was

How salt was made 2,000 years ago

Here is a cool video from the BBC explaining how salt was made 2,000 years ago in Lincolnshire. Archaeologists have been unearthing the story of a 2,000-year-old salt making site on the Lincolnshire fens. Artefacts such as pottery, hair pins and tools have been found by volunteers at Willow Tree Fen, near

DVD Giveaway: The Thomas Hardy Collection

A&E Home Entertainment has graciously provided a double-DVD set of The Thomas Hardy Collection, featuring Tess of the D'Urbervilles and The Mayor of Casterbridge. TESS OF THE D?URBERVILLES Her luminous beauty blazing against the bleak background of rural Victorian England, Tess Durbeyfield (Justine Waddell, ?Great Expectations?) is one of literature's best-loved and

DVD Giveaway: Horatio Hornblower

A&E Home Entertainment has graciously sent me a DVD set of C.S. Forester's Horatio Hornblower, containing two feature length films. Huddled against the biting wind of a January gale, a thin young man sits miserably in the stern of a small boat battling its way across the churning waters of Spithead

Win the first season of Brad Meltzer’s Decoded on DVD!

A&E Home Entertainment has graciously sent me the first season of Brad Meltzer's Decoded on DVD to giveaway to a lucky reader. Best-selling author Brad Meltzer loves a good mystery. A history enthusiast known for his immaculate research, he has studied and written about some of America s most revered institutions

Win a DVD! HISTORY’s “Third Reich: Rise & Fall”

Hey all, Now is your chance to win a copy of the History Channel documentary "Third Reich: Rise & Fall". I just got a copy myself and it is fascinating viewing. The two-part, four hour documentary tells the story of the Third Reich through the eyes of the people who lived