Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Danske Invasioner af England: "Danske invasioner af England

200 years of danish invasions of England

Hingston Down, 837 AD
Aclea, 851
York, 867
Hoxne, 870
Ashdown, 871
Reading, 871
Wilton, 871
Chippenham, 878
Edington, 878
Tettenhall, 910
Tempsford, 918
Maldon, 991
Nairn, 1009
Montlack, 1010
Pen, 1016
Ashingdon, 1016

1066 too

links to the Danish military site historical battles

people

Hingston Down, 837
Aclea, 851
York, 867
Hoxne, 870
Ashdown, 871
Reading, 871
Wilton, 871
Chippenham, 878
Edington, 878
Tettenhall, 910
Tempsford, 918
Maldon, 991
Nairn, 1009
Montlack, 1010
Pen, 1016
Ashingdon, 1016
Chief Warrant Officers Homepage about cavalry, Danish military history etc.

Dansk Militærhistorie

Google Search: site:www.milhist.dk jpg danish historical pictures

Google Search: Christian Julius De Meza: "Christian Julius De Meza - Supreme commander of the Danish army at the outbreak
of the war in 1864. Dismissed after his withdrawal from Dannevirke."
JewishEncyclopedia.com - Directory Listing for "M": "MEZA, CHRISTIAN JACOB THEOPHILUS DE:
Danish physician and author; born in Copenhagen Nov. 26, 1756; died there April 6, 1844. He was a son of ......


32. MEZA, CHRISTIAN JULIUS FREDERIK (SOLOMON) DE:
Danish physician; born in Amsterdam Sept. 4, 1727; died in Copenhagen June, 1800. Meza, who was the son of a ...... "

Friday, March 25, 2005

Norman Madsen's Danish and Swiss Genealogy - Danish History Page: "Denmark enters world history at a rather late stage, when the Egyptians were building pyramids, the early Danes were hunting with primitive stone implements; and when the Roman Empire was at its peak, the Danes were only beginning to discover the use of iron and bronze.
But when Denmark finally asserted itself on the European scene, it happened with a vengeance. In 765 a Viking fleet attacked Lindisfarne in England, and that event is usually seen as heralding the Viking Age. "

Friday, March 04, 2005

28: Faroe Islands - North Atlantic - Worldwide with Wee-Cheng - BootsnAll.com: "The Faroes are also famous for the grindadrap, the ancient Faroese method of driving whole schools of pilot whales into shallow bays, inserting steel gaffes into their blowpipes

incorrect - you cut the spinal cord a hands breadth from the blow hole

and then massacring them using long knives and machetes. This ancient custom has been condemned by many environmentalists as cruel, and by those who believe that whales are endangered. Many are also shocked by pictures of the grindadrap, which is always accompanied by a lot of blood, staining entire bays of water bright red. "

or put a spear into their hearts by the ribs
BOTH give quick deaths - but inexperienced hunters mess up, and end up bleeding the whales to death by clumsy and ineffective multiple wounds.
Puncturing the lungs is to be avoided too.


the Faroese argue that pilot whales are not endangered (800,000 of them in the North Atlantic), and their method is the most humane way of killing such huge creatures. Besides, the Faroese have been eating pilot whales for a whole millennium, and these account for 15% of the meat the islanders consume. The grindadrap is also a communal activity rather than a commercial venture, one that involves entire communities, and the meat harvested is shared by the local people. It is a part of old Faroese culture, an activity that is celebrated by numerous paintings and public art I saw on the islands.

I won't say that the Faroes are a gastronomical heaven, although they do have some interesting dishes. They love seabirds, especially puffins and sea gull-related birds like fulmar and guillemots. Unfortunately, the restaurants don't necessary have them all the time. The islanders tend to have them at homes. In fact, a tour guide told me that to sample these dishes, one need to put in a bit of effort: Get dressed, go to a disco and get to know a local girl. Then you get more than just Faroese food. You get bed and breakfast.
from Worldwide with Tan Wee-Cheng

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

DKS/TKES - Linie 14 - Rådhuspladsen old Copenhagen trams
De kjøbenhavnske Sporveje/
Tuborg-Klampenborg Elektriske Sporvej

Michael Olsens hjemmeside

Kartoffelrækkerne-Voldmestergade
a posh street in Copenhagen today