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Remembrance Sunday 11th of 11th

The Empty Tomb of Remembrance Sunday: Cenotaph

On the 11th Hour of the 11th Month, the guns fell silent across the battlefields of the Flanders, the killing machine of war stopped its killing and destruction. For it was in this day, that Ferdinand Foch, the French Field Marshall, who was the Allied supreme commander alongside the First Sea Lord, Admiral Rosslyn Wemyss …

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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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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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