Orkney and Shetland: The Last Prize

The Northern Isles of Orkney and Shetland had long stood under Scandinavian control - Until a marriage arrangement brought them under the rule of the Scottish crown in 1472.

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Pets At War

A rather morbid topic today, however one that struck me as a pet owner and shows the desperation of families and pet owners during the Second World War. At the outbreak of war, naturally, Britain was in a state of shock and hysteria; the uncertainty of another major European conflict hung over the heads of... Continue Reading →

On This Day, 1945: Auschwitz is Liberated.

On This Day, 1945: Soviet troops liberate Auschwitz, freeing thousands of malnourished prisoners and exposing to the world a myriad of horrors. The Soviets had been pressing deeper into Poland throughout January of 1945, and upon reaching Auschwitz, troops encountered a truly horrific scene. In the days preceding their arrival, the Gestapo began systematically destroying... Continue Reading →

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