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date: 05 Mar
The Death of Josef Stalin   March 5th 1953   Mid-February Stalin left for his ‘dacha’, holiday home, just outside Moscow. He was growing old and weary. He was 74 and had been leader of the Soviet Union from the mid 1920s. Already he had voiced the...
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  • Politics
  • WW2
date: 24 Jan
The Death of Sir Winston Churchill  - 24th January 1965 -    Having suffered a stroke on 15th January, Winston Churchill lay dying in a downstairs bedroom in his house in Hyde Park Gate, Kensington. His doctor, Lord Moran, gave daily bulletins on...
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  • Biography
  • Politics
  • WW2
date: 22 Dec
The West German Chancellor walks through the Brandenburg Gate to shake hands with the East German Prime Minister - December 22nd 1989 -   two great post World War 2 peace conferences at Yalta and Potsdam created a situation that was to symbolise the...
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date: 05 Jul
Churchill’s Crushing Election Defeat  -   5th July 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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  • WW2
date: 06 Aug
August 6th 1945  -  At 8.15am on August 6th the US B10 bomber, Enola Gay, dropped its 5-ton Uranium-235bomb. It detonated 2000 feet above Hiroshima, taking 43 seconds to fall from the aircraft that was flying just over 31,000 feet. The “Little Boy”...
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  • WW2
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