Posts Tagged ‘judicial caning’

Here is another contribution from TipTopper. This time instead of quaintly dated spanking humour we have a hard news illustration with part of the story attached. This type of story was gold when I was growing up and in the 1970s and early 1980s there were many such articles with lurid drawings. However, one can’t […]


8th December, somewhere in the Middle East Dear Diary, This is the first time I have been able to write. This has to be the worst week of my life and I am pretty sure that it is not over yet. I never thought that I would look fondly on Aunt B’s hairbrush. I don’t […]


Friday 15th October, Athens Dear Diary, Budapest was horrid. Even before I got there, the man at the border got very boring about something called a visa. I told him that Aunt B had never let me have my own credit card and he seemed to think I was being cheeky. Luckily after a huge […]


The romantic fantasy of women being carried off by Arab sheiks, the harem and harsh Middle Eastern courts has been around for a long time. No doubt the reality is more sobering. This following article was found on a current news site in a section discussing western perceptions of the Middle East and the image of […]


As promised here are two military punishment stories. They both featured in separate minor publications, in the 1970s and early 1980s. They were both published as real life accounts. The first account concerns a liaison between two officers who were witnesses at the punishment of one of the 12 WAAFs sentenced variously to birching and […]