Through the Eyes of Timothy, The last survivor of the Crimean War

The History Guy remembers Timothy the tortoise, the last survivor of the Crimean War, and shows that wisdom comes with age. Her life is history that deserves to be remembered. The episode discusses events and shows some artwork and photographs depicting a periods of war, which some viewers may find disturbing. All events are describedContinue reading “Through the Eyes of Timothy, The last survivor of the Crimean War”

Mercy Dogs of the Great War

Dogs have accompanied men into war probably for most of human history, but WWI was the first war where they were used in an official and broad capacity to find the wounded. Mercy dogs, also known as casualty dogs, or ambulance dogs, served on all sides of WWI, and saved thousands of lives. It isContinue reading “Mercy Dogs of the Great War”

Pere David’s Deer

The Milu, otherwise known as “Pere David’s Deer,” has been threatened by expanding civilization, war, and natural disaster, and yet has managed a remarkable story of survival. The History Guy recalls the forgotten story of a species whose fate was inextricably intertwined with human history.