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April 2014

THE GHOST OF REGINALD HINE

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This article was originally published on my WordPress blog – April 2014. Minsden Chapel in 1973 – a rather out-of-focus photograph taken with my old Instamatic camera. ‘And what is the use of it all, anyway?’ That question must have been posed to most historians at one time or another,…

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THE SEASICK HISTORIAN

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This article was originally published on my WordPress blog – April 2014. STS  Sir Winston Churchill, somewhere in the English Channel, December 1978.   OK, I’ve enhanced the photo: it wasn’t this green.  I was, though. December, 1978. The Sail Training Schooner Sir Winston Churchill sets out from Cherbourg on a grey morning into Force 8 winds……

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