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‘BLAST’ – a journal that will ‘try and brave the waves of blood, for the serious mission it has on the other side of World-War’ TAGS: | | ‘…THIS PUCE-COLOURED COCKLESHELL […] HAS TO SPRING UP AGAIN WITH NEW QUESTIONS AND BEAUTIES WHEN EUROPE HAS DISPOSED OF ITS DIFFICULTIES…’ These were the words of Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957), editor …Continue reading →

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I: Edinburgh University Battery Officers’ Training Corps – OTC TAGS: | | LIFE IN THE ARMY, AT STOBS CAMP AND ELSEWHERE… AND SOME FACES OF THE FALLEN… Edinburgh University Battery Officers’ Training Corps was one of Scotland’s oldest military volunteer Units. By …Continue reading →

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II: ‘The Times’ History and Encyclopaedia of the War – the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolutions 1917, and of the declaration of Finnish independence TAGS: ‘…AN ACCOUNT OF THE GREAT CONTEST NOW IN PROGRESS…’ On the approach of the 100th Anniversary of the Russian Revolutions, this second look at The Times History and Encyclopædia of …Continue reading →

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Architectural monuments of Belgium, 1915 – ‘Opulence in the worst distress’ TAGS: | | | | A LOST BUT RECONSTRUCTED HERITAGE… FROM THE LIBRARY OF SIR ROBERT STODART LORIMER (1864-1929), ARCHITECT In the book collections curated by the CRC is the work entitled La Belgique monumentale: …Continue reading →

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‘ANIARA: en revy om människan i tid och rum’ – 60 years since its publication by Bonniers, Stockholm – 1956-2016 TAGS: | | | III – IN THE HUGH MACDIARMID COLLECTION…: MS LETTERS AND OTHER MATERIAL RELATING TO THE ENGLISH TRANSLATION of ANIARA BY MACDIARMID AND ELSPETH HARLEY SCHUBERT, 1963 13 October 2016 sees …Continue reading →

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I: ‘The Times’ History and Encyclopaedia of the War – its early issues and ambition TAGS: ‘…AN ACCOUNT OF THE GREAT CONTEST NOW IN PROGRESS…’ Printed and published by The Times newspaper, The Times History and Encyclopaedia of the War was a British weekly periodical first …Continue reading →

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Textiles and threads – samples and catalogue TAGS: | | | ANOTHER SPLASH OF COLOUR FOR THE COLLECTIONS – FROM EUROPE, CHINA AND JAPAN Towards the end of the 2015-2016 financial period, CRC acquired a small number of items relating to …Continue reading →

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Wartime service honours of Dr William Aldren Turner (1864-1945)… Devised a management strategy for shell shock… Honoured by Belgium and Britain TAGS: | | | | | EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY MEDICAL STUDENT… SERVED WITH ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL  CORPS (RAMC)… BECAME ADVISOR ON ‘WAR NEUROSIS’ AND SHELL SHOCK TO THE BRITISH WAR OFFICE… William Aldren Turner was born in …Continue reading →

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Cinema at the whaling-stations, South Georgia…: another brief look into the Salvesen Archive TAGS: | | ‘…Each man takes a turn to keep the building in a proper state of cleanliness…’ This look at cinema and film offered to the personnel of the whaling stations in …Continue reading →

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John Buchan and his ‘Battle of the Somme’ (1916) TAGS: | IN HIS WORK BUCHAN FAILED TO TELL HIS READERS THAT THERE HAD BEEN OVER 57,000 CASUALTIES ON THE FIRST DAY ALONE The end of this week sees the 100th anniversary …Continue reading →

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The Stories and Afterlife of Lady Grange Stories beget stories – it’s one of my favourite things about them – and archives...
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