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date: 25 Oct
The Battle of Balaclava The Charge of the Light Brigade     -  October 25th1854  -     The decline of the powerful Ottoman Empire led to a struggle for supremacy between the Russians on the one side and the British and French on the other –...
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  • 19th Century
  • Battles
  • Empires
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  • Warfare
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: 21 Oct
The Death of Admiral Lord Nelson   -  21st October 1805  -     After the French Revolution (1789) there was a power vacuum in France that a certain man was to fill. His name was Napoleon. Initially Britain, with William Pitt the Younger as Prime...
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  • 19th Century
  • Battles
  • Emperors
  • This week in history
  • Warfare