Rose Wild

@TimesArchive

I'm the Archive Editor of The Times, digging up bits of weird history from 1785 to the present day

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Heading for the Front? We've got two-seater fast cars for officers #OnThisDay #WW1 #1914

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Amazing adventures of a message in a bottle (1825-26)

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Will you answer your country's call? Unmarried men wanted ... #OnThisDay #WW1 1914

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This is the first of the amazing WW1 maps #OnThisDay 1914

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Here it is - war declared, The Times splash (on p6) #WW1

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Ha, good spot. Was it this one? (1818)

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Handy for hipsters with hay fever? How to get your beard into a gas mask (1939)

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Suffragists pelted with cake in Lyons Corner House #OnThisDay 1914

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Lindbergh's Atlantic crossing triumph & British airmen's "mishap" #OnThisDay 1927

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Times review, Les Miserables, 1862 http://thetim.es/1oawva5 - £16,000 paid for copyright!

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Vivid description of Monte Cassino ruins after the battle, 1944 http://thetim.es/1gi9Ybe

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Woohoo - look at this 1916 version of the Mobot

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The genuine Jesuit's drops - a safe, cheap and effectual cure for weakness of the bladder (1818)

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Clarksdale Mississippi - petrol bomb thrown by 2 white men "having fun". No charges, 1963

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Churchill announces loss of HMS Goliath, torpedoed off Gallipoli #OnThisDay 1915

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Was this how Nigeria got its name? The Times "colonial editor" Flora Shaw (1897)

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Heartbreaking personal ads seeking info on lost Lusitania passengers - sunk #OnThisDay 1915

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We even have limericks about beards and bicycle chains

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This is definitely a day for stories about men getting their beards caught in bicycle chains (1937)

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Toy tanks on sale at Easter 1919 #WW1

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