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Captain John Myles Wilson Merchant Mariner documents

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UK National Archives – July 24 1944

History of 4 medals and why they would be given to someone https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/medals-decorations/details/23

https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/medals-decorations/details/11

https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/medals-decorations/details/12

https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/medals-decorations/details/16

Update May 2022: The fourth-medal-received mystery: Grandad’s fourth medal was/is the “War Medal 1939-1945”. I’ve included a sample. But I have yet to see it in front of my eyes and get a photograph of it. Working on it! Still to be located.

“Happy you’re undertaking this project. The merchants marines played a decisive role in the Allied victory. I know Nana was greatly upset he wasn’t recognized by the Canadian or British governments as a veteran, despite the critical role in the war effort and the dangers of U-boat attacks. My understanding is that his ship was struck and greatly damaged. But that’s from stories, not documents. Sorry” — enormous thanks for this encouraging note from a family member about:

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https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D8653094

Unknown artist illustration in Blackie’s Encyclopedia, 1880
An academic essay on a more general topic, blogged here because of what it has to say about the uses of the honey bee – including Jake Kosek’s excellent work in the area.

Essay on the subject of the abuse of bees_ copyright_mediageode_2015

 

Photo credit: Carl Court  Art by Banksy, Steve Jobs mural at Calais refugee camp, France. 

The Question before us:

What are the potentials and limitations of social analysis of art?

Banksy essay _copyright Diane Walsh _2015

My attempt at inserting Banksy into academic analysis. What fun!