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October 16, 2007

The coxcomb of death

Crimean_war Florence Nightingale produced the original Diagram of the Causes of Mortality in the Army in the East in late 1858. It showed that most of the British soldiers who died during the Crimean War died of sickness (blue) rather than of wounds or other causes (red or black). It also showed that the death rate was higher in the first year of the war (right half of diagram), before the Sanitary Commissioners arrived in March 1855 to improve hygiene in the camps and hospitals. (From Visual Complexity)

…Above is a photograph of Marcus Sparling, Roger Fenton’s assistant/colleague, on the cart which served as a mobile darkroom on their expedition to the Crimea in 1855

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Tirpitz was a pig captured from the German Navy after a naval skirmish following the Battle of the Falkland Islands in 1914. He subsequently became the mascot of the cruiser HMS Glasgow

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Above is a photograph of Marcus Sparling, Roger Fenton’s assistant/colleague, on the cart which served as a mobile darkroom on their expedition to the Crimea in 1855…

Looks more like napalm to me.

Posted by: Dan at Oct 16, 2007 5:27:59 PM