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date: 05 Oct
The Jarrow March Began   -  5th to 31st October 1936  -    In the 1930's Britain was suffering the effects of a worldwide depression. Some of the worst hit areas were those relying on heavy industry such as shipbuilding, iron, coal and steel. These...
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  • 20th Century
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Free to view Exclusive FREE video on Saxon armour and weapons
date: 22 Jul
The Discovery of the Sutton Hoo Helmet   -  28thJuly 1939  -     “I think it’s fair to say that the Sutton Hoo helmet is the face of the Anglo-Saxons, perhaps even all of the early middle ages in Europe. It is shown on numerous book covers, got its...
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  • Anglo Saxon
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Free to view Exclusive FREE video on nurses during WW1
date: 06 Jul 2019
The WW1 Canadian Trophy Project   Kevin, one of our brilliant team here at 60 Second Histories is a British veteran, but since moving to Canada in April, he's joined the Royal Canadian Legion in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.  Follow Kevin's progress...
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  • 20th Century
  • Warfare
  • WW1
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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