JM’s World War One Sketchbook

Images of the Great War sketched by someone on the battlefield. The detail and perspective from these drawings are amazing.

The images presented on this website are from a set of two World War One sketchbooks archived in the University of Victoria’s Special Collections Library. They contain approximately 130 water-colour and pen and ink images which were produced by a British soldier based in France and Belgium between 1917 and 1918.

(via Plep)

Is An Australian Serial Killer Leaving Clues on a Blog?


THE serial killer behind the 1994 Claremont murders may be leaving clues to his identity in a series of comments on Australia’s leading crime blog which show an unusually detailed knowledge of the case.

The latest comment was today.

The man, who calls himself “Dr Phibes”, started contributing detailed knowledge about the killings after journalist Gary Hughes started writing about the murders in his blog Gotcha in October last year.

Hughes said Dr Phibes had continued writing to Gotcha for the past eight months. He now calls himself Dr Phibes of The Valley and Dr Phibes of Herne Hill. Hughes confirmed that he was the original Dr Phibes by checking the email address he used to comment on the first Claremont blog.

Dr Phibes’ first post referred to specific possible locations of the victims’ bodies, saying it was “just a feeling” he had.

And here’s a direct link to Gotcha, the blog that the serial killer may be commenting on.

(Thanks PVC)