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Archaeologist, historian, expedition speaker. Soft spot for WW2 Coastal Forces, landing craft, D-Day. @CBAWessex, @NauticalHistory & CFHT trustee, serves 2 pets
Jul 22, 2018 16 tweets 8 min read
The #selfie stick: a military history thread.

Selfie sticks have, of course, been around as long as the wheel. But despite this, their use in the military can only be traced back to the 17th century. Prince William of Orange bought the fad to England from Europe when he landed at Torbay in 1688. Not one to show off, William always avoided looking directly at his phone. Artist Jan Wyck has beautifully captured William's sideways glance as he struggles to line up the shot.