Posted on Sep 14, 2005 in Books and Movies
In December 1953, a well-equipped French force of 15,000 of some of that country’s best troops placed themselves across communist supply routes on the Laos-Vietnam border. This was essentially a ‘dare’ for the Viet Minh to attack them. Led by General Vo Nguyen Giap, the Viet Minh took the challenge and ended up laying siege to the French garrison.
Posted on Mar 12, 2005 in Books and Movies
Unlike some of the other great artists, Keith Rocco follows the everyday life of the common soldier and not just the commanders with the famous names and endless deeds of daring. By doing this, Keith Rocco brings the Civil War to life on canvas. Every aspect of life during this period has attention brought to it. From drilling to camp life and of course, battle.
Posted on Feb 17, 2005 in Books and Movies
The book follows a timeline from the earliest days of Egypt, up to and including the recent alleged charges at Abu Ghraib prison, in Iraq (2345 BC to present). From the tale of the Hebrew slave Joseph, to Socrates and medieval prisons. From the ‘Man In The Iron Mask’, to Sing-Sing. Devil’s Island, to Abu Ghraib.