News Bulletins from History

London Bridge is Sold

11th October 1971 London Bridge moves to America

American Oil Tycoon Robert P. McCulloch reopens London Bridge in America Oil Tycoon Robert P. McCulloch purchases London Bridge and has it shipped brick by brick to Arizona and opened it to the public on 19th October 1971. The story of the purchase goes back to 18th April 1968. The old bridge needed urgent repair …

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Inter city 125 train

4th October 1976 New Intercity Train high speed launched

1976 New Intercity Train was Ran the West Route Service at speeds up to 125mph. Britains Intercity high-speed train (HST) service launched. London to Bristol and Cardiff with the plan to roll it out to other cities. 2 power cars producing 2 X 2,250 HP delivery a speed of 125 mph, with top speed recorded at …

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Battle of Britain Memorial 'The Few'

15th September 1940 Battle of Britain Day and the Impressive Battle of Britain Monument, Victoria Embankment

Battle of Britain Day marks the event of the 15th September 1940 when Britain faced the biggest aerial attack of the war The biggest aerial attack was launched on the 15th of September 1940 against Britain, a raid that lasted all day till dusk and involved 1500 enemy combat aircraft from the German Luftwaffe. The …

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Site of the first Blitz bombdrop Surrey Docks London 7th Sept 1940

7th September 1940 the Blitz started Black Saturday

1940 7th September The Blitz started Black Saturday   Towards the end of Summer, The German Luftwaffe was instructed to start focusing on industrial and military targets near London and other parts of the UK.  The first on Saturday 7th Sept around London Docks area. Black It became known as Black Saturday, not to be …

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29th August 1950 - British Troops were sent to Korea 3

29th August 1950 – British Troops were sent to Korea

1British Troops sent to Korea, 1950 Prior to this British forces were mainly ships, and some air squadrons. This was to back up United nation’s efforts like those from the USA because of threats by communist forces. National Service was extended because of the Korean situation. Approx two million deaths occurred during the Korean War. …

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