Tag Archives: War

Curse work on Germany, 1916

Unconscious/semi-conscious curse working on Germany from the pages of the Taranaki Daily News. Some Great sympathetic magic here; when will they fall? when the clock strikes. How will they fall? like over ripe fruit. Through narrative causality their strength is … Continue reading

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Concept for a “processional way” for new Auckland war memorial

The project will see a “processional way” built down the grassy bank in front of the Auckland War Memorial Museum to Domain Drive. Photo / Supplied New war memorial designs questioned (Jan 9, 2016) Outside of this blogs usual chronological concerns … Continue reading

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New Zealand troops with tanks, World War One

New Zealand troops march with Whippet light tanks on the first day of (the tanks) deployment, during the spring offensive 1918

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Two soldiers belonging to the New Zealand Rifle Brigade wearing two different types of gas mask.

The soldier in the helmet is wearing the British small box respiration that would become standard issue in 1917. the soldier on the left is wearing the Hypo Helmet respirator (location unknown) France 1916. Photograph Album of 26/35 2nd Lieutenant … Continue reading

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The Legion of Frontiersmen in New Zealand

http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=EP19360320.2.52.1&srpos=32&e=——-10–31—-2legion+of+frontiersmen– Mentioned due to their involvement in the Victor Penny death ray story,  the Legion of Frontiersmen was an organisation existing throughout the British Empire,  originally founded with the purpose of providing a core of local scouts and guides capable of aiding … Continue reading

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Aspects of Civic Religion – ANZAC Day 2015

Documentation of the the public ritual marking 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli. There always feels like a sharp delineation at dawn services between the civil aspect, drawn  from a combination of military tradition and the final impulses of the … Continue reading

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Victor Penny and the New Zealand Death ray

From the New Zealand observer 1937   The Legion of Frontiersmen was a militia organisation dedicated to the defence of the British empire (and existing throughout the empire). In practice it advocated and volunteered for military adventurism involved itself in … Continue reading

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