Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Fall


Christmas Eve 1971 – LANSA Flight 508m en route from Lima to Pucallpa, Peru Forty minutes into the flight, 17-year-old Juliane Köpcke was staring out into the impossible darkness over the Peruvian rainforest when the plane, suddenly buffeted by high … Continue reading

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The Sun also Sets


1 July 1916, 7:29 AM – opening day of the Battle of the Somme, Western Front, World War I The bone-jarring artillery fire that had been shaking the earth, night and day, in a deafening maelstrom of fire, shell fragments, … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?


29 March 1984 – Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia The wriggling baby was placed on top of her so that his wrinkly head rested on her sweating shoulder. The labour had not been too painful and she smiled down at him as … Continue reading

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Rhiannon Chronicles 2011 [Summer] Conclusion


27 July 2011 – 3:35 PM – ‘The Cobra’ at La Ronde Me [pointing in horror at the ride that has just come into view]: What in the name of fuck is that??!! 17-year-old ride operator [verifying my ‘Flash Pass’]: … Continue reading

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