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Sturdy Scots and pale-faced Londoners

06 October 2015

Every year the India Office launched a round of tests and examinations to find suitable candidates for service in British India. The files on these examinations, in the India Office Records at the British Library, can make interesting reading. One...

Women and the Vietnam War

06 October 2015

Surprisingly, a large number of women were directly engaged in the Vietnam War. On the American side, there is no precise figure for how many women were involved but it is estimated that between 5,000 and 11,000 took part in...

Collaborative Doctoral Studentships at the British Library

06 October 2015

Last year we advertised the opportunity for an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Collaborative Doctoral Partnership on the theme of ‘Understanding the Anglo-Saxons: the English and Continental Manuscript Evidence’. Joanna Story, Professor of Early Medieval History at the University...

More Animal Tales: Ozzie the Eagle

05 October 2015

Last week, we received the sad news that Ozzie is no longer with us. Discovered injured in a North Fort Myers backyard, the famous bird of prey died a few days later from infection from the wounds he received fighting off another bald eagle (as well as a possible entanglement with barbed wire).

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