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The Meaning of Herbs: Myth, Language & Lore by Ann Field, Gretchen Scoble

By Ann Field, Gretchen Scoble

"Take borage for braveness. ship a bouquet of yarrow to claim battle. grasp a spray of rue on the door to maintain witches at bay." Like flora, herbs are steeped in delusion and magic, secrets and techniques and lore. for hundreds of years, their powers were known as upon to seduce fanatics and dispel witches, ship hidden messages and brew effective elixirs, attract the palate and soothe the brain. Illustrated with mesmerizing collages through acclaimed artist Ann box, this pleasant tribute to the which means and magic of herbs deals a latest creation to an age-old culture. The textual content attracts on botanical, mythological, and old assets all over the world, from historic Rome to Victorian England, from Asia to the Americas, featuring profiles of over 50 herbs favorite in the course of the a long time. mixing truth, folktale, typical heritage, and unique artwork, The that means of Herbs explores the language and lore of nature's such a lot flexible and robust presents.

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The only thing known with certainty is that Hauptmann Mayer's body was washed ashore north of Dungeness ten days later. /JG 51. It was at this time, too, that the Geschwader was honoured with its third Knight's Cross of the war. /JG 53, who bellylanded near Tunbridge on 2 October. LJ l- e.. « :c u Mayer's temporary replacement as acting-Kommandeur of I. /JG 53, pictured here in his 'Black 2' under a screen of camouflage netting at Le Touquet as he and his mechanic await the order to start engines One of a series of propaganda photographs purportedly taken to mark Oberfeldwebel Stefan Litjens' scoring JG 53's 500th kill of the war on 15 November 1940 (although post-war records cast serious doubt on both total and date as given), this shot nonetheless shows a gathering of future Experten who, between them, would add nearly 250 victories to the 'Ace of Spades" collective score.

Staffel groundcrew, all of whom appear to be studying something of interest in the area of the starboard tailplane. The last two of the 17 kill bars marked on the rudder of the Kapitan's Emil refer to the brace of Spitfires downed near Portsmouth on 26 August 30 At first the Ired band' edict was scrupulously complied with. /JG 53, is pictured in front of the machine flown by his Kommandeur, Hauptmann Gunther von Maltzahn. The freshly applied unit marking, completely encircling the engine cowling, is clearly visible I dived after it and shot the machine in flames from a range of 50 metres.

Two other pilots saw their scores pass the 20 mark while on the northern sector- Gruppen-AcijutantOberleutnant Gerhard Michalski, who reached 22, and the Kapitan of 5. Staffel, Oberleutnant Kurt Brandle, who got 29. Just one year earlier, a total of 20 enemy aircraft destroyed was an almost cast-iron guarantee of a Knight's Cross, but the staggering number of kills racked up by many Luftwaffe fighter pilots during the first three months of Barbarossa had rendered this arbitrary yardstick meaningless.

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