A message in a bottle thrown into the sea 108 years ago by British scientists has been discovered washed up on a beach in Germany. Photo: George Parker Bidder who released the bottle into the North Sea between 1904 and 1906 as part of his research Photo: MBA archive.
The Big and the Small of It This is an old, undated photograph of Martin Van Buren Bates and two unidentified dwarfs. Mr. Bates, who stood 7'5" tall, was born in Kentucky to normal sized parents. During the United States Civil War, he served as a soldier in the Confederate Army. Union soldiers spoke of a giant of a Confederate soldier who was as "large as five soldiers and fought like fifty."
The Roman conquest of Britain brought not only cultural change but also profound ethnic change, i.e., an influx of soldiers, officials, and traders from elsewhere. The process of ethnic replacement continued unabated and may have even intensified. In particular, the last century of Roman rule saw many soldiers arrive from North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. http://evoandproud.blogspot.co.uk/2010/07/african-community-in-roman-britain.html
This chart shows the type of tank which performed signal service at the Battle of Cambrai in 1917. Despite their initial success, German artillery and infantry defences exposed the frailties of their armour and the vehicles became mostly ineffective after the first day. They were used again with greater success during the final advance of the British armies in World War One.