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date: 06 Jun
D-Day -  6th June 1944 -     Two stories. One known the world over, one less so. The first story is well known 71 years on. At 6.30am 156,000 Allied troops landed on 5 beaches along a 50 mile stretch of Normandy beach, codenamed Utah, Omaha, Gold,...
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  • 20th Century
  • Battles
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  • WW2
date: 01 May
The Discovery of the Body of George Mallory   -  1st May 1999  –     “If you cannot understand that there is something in man which responds to the challenge of this mountain and goes out to meet it, that the struggle is the struggle of life itself...
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  • 20th Century
  • Explorers
  • This week in history
date: 06 Feb
The Munich Air Disaster    - 6th February 1958 -    Currently lying second, behind Wolves, in the First Division of the Football League Manchester United were going for their third successive league title. Their side’s average age was just 24 and...
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  • 20th Century
  • Football
  • Sport
  • This week in history
date: 26 Jan
The Finding of the Cullinan Diamond     -  26th January 1905  -     The fascinating programme on the BBC in which the Queen was talking about the coronations of her father, George VI, and her own, was not only a fascinating insight into both events...
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  • 20th Century
  • Kings & Queens
  • This week in history
date: 17 Jan
Start of Prohibition in the United States of America     -  January 17th 1920  -       The history of America flirting with ‘banning the bottle’ actually started in 1851 when Maine passed a stateside law prohibiting the making and sale of alcohol....
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  • 20th Century
  • American History
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