Are Blood Cells Bigger in Bigger Animals?

Short answer: yes, blood cells, specifically, can be bigger in bigger animals. The obvious reason behind this is that the larger the animal the more oxygen it would need to get to various parts of it’s body and thus would need bigger and more numerous blood cells. But I am no biologist and apparently there is division in the scientific community over the exact reason … Continue reading Are Blood Cells Bigger in Bigger Animals?

The Uniforms of the Desert

An examination of the gear worn by both Axis and Allied forces at the Siege of Tobruk. The rest of this article can be found in the April 2017 issue of The Armourer. 1941 saw the likes of General Erwin Rommel, the Desert Fox himself, testing the might of his Afrika Korps against the steely resolve of the British Western Desert Force (WDF) in Northern Africa. … Continue reading The Uniforms of the Desert

The South African Border War – A Brief History

“A country without a memory is a country of madmen.”  –George Santayana South Africa had humble beginnings as a refreshment station, founded by Jan van Riebeeck in 1652 in the Cape of Good Hope on behalf of the Dutch East India Company. The refreshment station would later grow to become Cape Town, the country’s current legislative capital.[1] In 1806, the Cape Colony was seized by … Continue reading The South African Border War – A Brief History

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“History isn’t just about the past anymore!” Join Garrett E Eriksen in Citizen Historian as we journey through the good, the bad, and the ugly sides of our past, present and future! Robotics, dinosaurs, comics, ancient battles, cosmic forces, political intrigue – everything is up for discussion and no subject is safe! Time to get Historical! Garrett E Eriksen is a historian, traveller, conservationist, writer, … Continue reading Welcome!