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date: 22 Apr
The Gas Attack at Ypres in World War One - 22nd April 1915 -  NB: Image shown is of victims of gas in 1918   Bent double, like old beggars under sacks, Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge, Till on the haunting flares we turned...
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  • 20th Century
  • Battles
  • This week in history
  • Warfare
  • WW1
date: 22 Aug
The Battle of Bosworth   -  August 22nd 1485  -     "A horse, a horse, my Kingdom for a horse.” These famous words from Shakespeare’s Richard III speak of the frustration of the King, Richard, as he saw his crown and life slipping away from him....
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  • 15th Century
  • Battles
  • Kings & Queens
  • Medieval
  • This week in history
  • Tudor
date: 22 Feb
The Last Invasion of Britain – The Battle of Fishguard   22nd February 1797   The French Revolution that started in 1789 and continued to the end of that century was the catalyst for the last time mainland Britain was invaded by a foreign army. The...
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  • 18th Century
  • Battles
  • French Revolution
  • This week in history
date: 25 Oct
Friday 25th October 1415  -  "Never in the field of human conflict has so much been owed by so many to so few.” So said Churchill about the pilots and ground crew who won the Battle of Britain in 1940 against the might of the German Luftwaffe.   In...
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  • 15th Century
  • Battles
  • Kings & Queens
  • Medieval
  • This week in history
date: 24 Aug
26th August 1346  -  A new type of warfare, that was to last until the nineteenth century, was unleashed by Edward III on the French in the fourteenth century – projectile warfare. Before gunfire the use of massed ranks of longbow men became a...
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  • 14th Century
  • Battles
  • Kings & Queens
  • Medieval
  • This week in history