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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...
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  • 20th Century
date: 06 May
The Opening of the Channel Tunnel     -  6thMay 1994  -     What have the following got in common – the Empire State Building, the Itaipu Dam in South America, the CN Tower in Toronto, the Panama Canal, North Sea protection works in Amsterdam, the...
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date: 30 Apr
The Discovery of the Body of George Mallory   1stMay 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 upward...
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  • 20th Century
  • Explorers
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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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  • Battles
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date: 25 Mar
The Landings on Gallipoli         -  April 25th1915  -     The plan seemed sound enough. With stalemate on the Western Front in the form of trench warfare another ploy was needed. The one put forward was knock Ottoman Turkey out of the war, open up...
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  • 20th Century
  • Battles
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  • WW1