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60 second histories
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: 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
date: 24 Mar
The Escape from Stalag Luft III   - 24th March 1944 -   Depicted in the film The Great Escape, the attempt by 200 men to free themselves from a German prison, for Air Officers, in the middle of a forest in Upper Silesia, has gone down in legend....
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  • 20th Century
  • This week in history
  • WW2