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Coffee House in Salisbury Market Place (caricature).jpg
As long as there have been military campaigns there has been espionage. Here we look at some examples of written intelligence from spies which can be found in the Caird Library and Archive.
HMS Campeltown at St Nazaire
This month we look into Archive and Library item ADL/Q/72, papers relating to the award of the Distinguished Service Cross to Lieutenant R.T.C. Worsley DSC, RNVR, for bravery while serving as a Gunnery Officer aboard MGB314, in March 1942 participating in ‘Operation Chariot’.
When tucking into your Christmas lunch this year, spare a thought for how polar explorers of the heroic age celebrated Christmas.
There are plenty of companies offering (very expensive) flights into space. But how close are we to true 'space tourism'?
Night sky highlights - January 2020
Discover what to see in the sky during January 2020, including the Quadrantids meteor shower.
The personal diary of a Royal Navy commander’s wife offers a striking insight into the lives of the British ruling classes in 1920s India and Sri Lanka.
Night sky highlights - December 2019
Discover what to see in the night sky during December 2019, including the Geminids meteor shower.
Boteler’s illustrations of the attacks on Ottoman vessels
Among the manuscripts held by the Caird Library and Archive is a file containing Lieutenant John Harvey Boteler’s observations of the Battle of Navarino. However his account contains much more information than simple notes on his role.
HMS Polyphemus, September - December 1882
HMS Thunder Child is one of the most famous fictitious warships in English literature.
Royal William Victualling Yard, Plymouth, from Mount Edgecombe with four figures in the foreground square
Names like WH Fox Talbot, Calvert R. Jones and Nicolaas Henneman are not well known within a maritime photographic context. These names are more familiar for their early pioneering photographic work using nature and architecture.