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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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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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  • 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
Free to view Exclusive FREE video on types of gas and protection
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
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  • WW1
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
  • This week in history
  • WW1