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Tattooed in Lieu of Dog Tags: The Identity of Capt. B. Frank Hean

New Years Day, 1896. The Melbourne, Australia suburb of St. Kilda. A man enjoying a beachside walk noticed a body lying beside the road, a glittering object clasped in its right hand. Walking over he found the man bleeding from … Continue reading

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The Last Act I

150 years ago today, the last act of the Civil War got underway off Liverpool. Here is Part I of that story. Day after day, a lonely light shone at the southern end of St. George’s Channel, running between Britain … Continue reading

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