Public Enemy in Sarajevo

This photo was taken by photo-journalist Fernando Costa Netto when he worked in Sarajevo during the war. Before and even during the war, many teenagers, youngsters and kids in Sarajevo grew up with music made in the USA such as rock and roll, rap, and hip hop. In Sarajevo, as in other parts of Bosnia,Continue reading “Public Enemy in Sarajevo”

The Soviet Soldier

I was watching a video clip via Youtube called “Soviet Soldier”.  The clip is from 1991, and I am unsure about the primary source since the clip seems to be either from some documentary movie or news session. Also, I am not aware at the moment of what tendencies this Youtube channel has. Hopefully isContinue reading “The Soviet Soldier”

The first smartphone

Recently I was watching a ColdFusion video from 2015  about “the first smartphone”. Here is a short history of Simon Personal Communicator from 1994.  IBM and Mitsubishi  Today, the Simon Personal Communicator can be seen as the world’s first smartphone, which featured several functions that contemporary mobile phones could not perform, such as sending emails. Its batteryContinue reading The first smartphone

När hotstridsvagnen kom till Sverige

Denna artikel baseras på boken “Svenskt pansar. 90 år av svenskt stridsfordonsutveckling”  I samband med det kalla krigets slut fanns det tankar att Försvarsmakten skulle köpa och skaffa den sovjetiska stridsvagnen modell T-80. Syftet var att T-80 skulle bli standardmodell för Arméns mekaniserade brigader. Något storskalig köp kom aldrig att genomföras men tankarna fanns ochContinue reading “När hotstridsvagnen kom till Sverige”

DOS Games Nostalgia

Stockholm 2020-11-21 Recently I was watching several YouTube videos about games for the Microsoft DOS operative system. Watching the videos felt very nostalgic because I recognised many games that I used to play mostly during the end of 1990s and the beginning of 2000s. The first time I came in contact with computers and PC-gamingContinue reading “DOS Games Nostalgia”

Swedish Military Binoculars

As a military historian, I am used to reading different books reflecting on various topics and time periods. This summer I read a book that I find as very unique due to its unusual topic — binoculars. As a former military officer and optical enthusiast, Robert Forslund wrote a book in 2009 called “Swedish Military Binoculars”. TheContinue reading “Swedish Military Binoculars”

The S-Tank

Stockholm 2020-05-18 Yesterday I passed by the Army Museum in Stockholm. One of the main exhibitions that are outdoor is the “S-tank”, officially called Stridsvagn-103 (Tank 103). The S-tank was famous for its “unique” or “strange” design. Military or tank experts had disagreements regarding its status because not all experts could agree if S-103 evenContinue reading “The S-Tank”

Symbols of change – or not

Stockholm 2020-03-30 Recently I was going through my photos from childhood. I came to react strongly on the following photo due to the memory of my interests for history and social science. The photo is from the beginning from the 2000s, maybe 2002. It was taken in Bosnia, in the town of Teslic. I amContinue reading “Symbols of change – or not”