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Winston Churchill

26th October 1953 Churchill returns as Prime Minister

The Return of Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom   The Wartime leader returned to being Prime Minister a second time after the Conservative party one the 26th October 1953 General Election, defeating Clement Attlee at 77.  The slogan of the election the Conservatives ran on was a ‘Strong and Free’ Britain. Conservatives …

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Ypres and the menin Gate

Ypres and the most famous memorial on the Western Front, The Menin Gate

The 1st Battle of Ypres, World War One on the 19th October 1914 Première Bataille des Flandres, Erste Flandernschlacht Ypres The First World War, the war to end all wars, was fought on a monumental scale, in terms of people and materials in many theatres of war. Some of the biggest battles on the western front in …

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Londons greatest war memorials

London’s Secret Air, Sea and Land War Memorials and plaques You Must See

In the month of Remembrance Sunday, we take a look at some of the most notable London remembrance plaques, statues and decorations. From the Polish RAF memorial at the RAF church of St Clement Danes to HMS HOOD plaque by the Tower. Take a day to yourself and explore the snippets of history left around. …

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