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date: 25 Jul
The Death of Harry Patch   -     July 25th 2009  -     12 days after Harry Patch died his funeral took place at Wells Cathedral. Harry, the last surviving man who had fought in the trenches during World War 1, had lived in a nursing home in Wells...
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date: 28 Jun
The Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand   -  Sarajevo – June 28th1914  -     “I seized the Archduke by the collar of his uniform, to stop his head from dropping forward and asked if he was in great pain. He answered me quite distinctly, ‘It’s...
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date: 06 Nov 2017
  School’s fallen heroes remembered through competition winner’s films   In January 2016, Squaducation announced a new competition for schools, My EPIC ERA. Launched as a national history based competition, its aim was to enthuse children and help...
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date: 25 Apr
The Landings on Gallipoli   -  April 25th 1915 -    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 the...
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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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