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Time Machine walk (if you could safely walk through any event in history)

Discussion in 'The Bothy (off topic)' started by Grayson, Feb 6, 2018.

  1. Grayson

    Grayson Member

    Just for a bit of fun - if you could safely walk through any event in history what would it be?

    For me, having read some historical novels around the period, I think I'd go for The Battle of Hastings.
     
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  2. Rocky

    Rocky Regular Staff Member

    Location:
    On the sofa
    I love the spy stories around the Cold War. I’d love to be walking across Glienicke Bridge when Gary Powers was exchanged for Rudolf Abel.
     
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  3. Cartable

    Cartable Regular Member Staff Member

    The Liberation of Auschwitz.
     
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  4. Rocky

    Rocky Regular Staff Member

    Location:
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    Oh goodness, having listened to Winford Vaughan-Thomas' account of the liberation of Belsen, I would find that one a struggle. It is an incredibly important moment in history, though. We took our lads to the Imperial War Museum exhibition of the liberation of the concentration camps (it was on in early 2000, I think) as we thought it vital that they learnt about it.
     
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  5. odav

    odav Regular Member

    I would like to put my tweed clobber on, journey back to 1932, and join the Kinder mass trespass.
     
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  6. Slowandsteady

    Slowandsteady Member

    Walking with the dinosaurs would be quite cool.
     
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    Grayson

    Grayson Member

    Some interesting points in history there ... :smile:
     
  8. Rickshaw Phil

    Rickshaw Phil Nemesis Ridiculii Staff Member

    Not as exciting as some on here: I'd like to walk round the Lake District before motor cars were common. The Edwardian era appeals but I couldn't give a specific reason for why.
     
  9. Slowandsteady

    Slowandsteady Member

    Unspoiled landscape?
     
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  10. Rickshaw Phil

    Rickshaw Phil Nemesis Ridiculii Staff Member

    Yes, there are also other things l like about the era such as the clothing and the steam launches.