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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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  • 20th Century
  • 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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  • 20th Century
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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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