Category Archives: History

Capt Scott’s Antarctic Legacy in Cardiff

There was a public auction today, of memorabilia and documents from the British Antarctic Expedition 1907–09, also known as the Nimrod Expedition. A ‘hat-tip’ to former colleague, Matthew Teller, for spotting it and posting it on Twitter. The Lots 1-6 being sold off in Golding Young &...

Who had the most reliable bombs in WW2?

What was the average failure rate of aerial bombs in the Second World War, and whose were better – the USAAF, RAF, Luftwaffe, Russian VVS, Regia Aeronautica, or maybe Japan’s IJAAS? I’m wondering because I came across an interesting statistic in Ian McLachian’s book of Eighth Air...

The World’s Oldest Working Clock

This clock in Salisbury Cathedral is thought to be the world’s oldest… that is still working! Once again it was the Dutch who were working at the cutting edge of technology (remember, their engineers were all over the UK at the start of the middle ages building...

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