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date: 05 Jul
Churchill’s Crushing Election Defeat   -  5thJuly 1945  -     The Second World War shook up society to its core. Scholars have spent their entire lives attempting to uncover its political, cultural and social ramifications. The United Kingdom’s 1945...
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  • Politics
  • This week in history
  • WW2
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, Gold,...
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  • 20th Century
  • Battles
  • This week in history
  • WW2
date: 14 Nov
The Coventry Blitz     -  14th/15th November 1940  -     The bombings of British cities in 1940 was a way used the Nazis to undermine morale in Britain. The country already stood alone, there were many who questioned whether the war could be won and...
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  • 20th Century
  • This week in history
  • WW2
date: 29 Oct
Spain Announce the Return of the Monarchy     -  29th October 1975  -       The Franco regime, it is claimed, led to the deaths of over 400,000 dissenters and opponents of his reign. This was mostly through forced labour and the concentration camps...
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  • 20th Century
  • This week in history
  • WW2
date: 26 Jun
Queen Victoria awards the First Victoria Crosses       -  26th June 1857  -     There are occasions when the written press makes valuable contributions to British life. William Howard Russell, of The Times, was one such member. The Crimean War was...
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  • 19th Century
  • Kings & Queens
  • This week in history
  • Victorians
  • World War 1
  • WW2