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Masada: Mass Suicide In The First Jewish-roman War, C. Ad 73

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In the spring of 73 AD the rock fortress of Masada on the western shore of the Dead Sea was the site of an event that was breathtaking in its courage and self-sacrifice. Here the last of the Jewish Zealots who, for nearly eight years, had waged war against the…
The Cuban Missile Crisis: Thirteen Days On An Atomic Knife Edge, October 1962

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When the world held its breath ... It is more than 25 years since the end of the Cold War. It began over 75 years ago, in 1944 - long before the last shots of the Second World War had echoed across the wastelands of Eastern Europe - with the brutal Greek Civil…
The Shanghai Massacre: China's White Terror, 1927

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On 19 February 1927, the city of Shanghai fell silent as a general strike gripped the factories of the industrial district. A magnet for foreign traders and businessmen (British, French, American, then later Japanese), by the 1920s the pursuit of profit had…
Night Of The Long Knives: Hitler's Excision Of Rohm's Sa Brownshirts, 30 June - 2 July 1934

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In the summer of 1934 Adolf Hitler planned and conducted the most ruthless purge of his thirteen-year period as leader of Germany. The victims were not political opponents but friends, colleagues and fellow fascists who had helped the Nazi Party in its rise to…
Following In The Footsteps Of Henry Tudor: A Historical Journey From Pembroke To Bosworth

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The story of Henry Tudor's march to Bosworth and the throne of England began long before the fatal summer of 1485, with his birth in Pembroke Castle. The gigantic fortress where he spent his childhood years lay some 12 miles inland from the spot where Henry was…
Prague Spring: Warsaw Pact Invasion, 1968

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Cold War nadir: January 1968 and in Czechoslovakia the new Communist Party leader Alexander Dubcek has made it clear that this is the opportunity to loosen the Soviet stranglehold on the country. As the Prague winter slowly eases into a Prague spring, it really…
Bloody Mary: Tudor Terror, 1553-1558
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|August 29, 2018

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When Mary Tudor, eldest daughter of Henry VIII, succeeded to the throne of England in 1553 it was with wild rejoicing and a degree of popularity rarely seen on the accession of a British monarch. Yet at her death five years later she was almost universally…
Bay Of Pigs: Cia's Cuban Disaster, April 1961

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Perhaps not in casualties but as far as prestige and standing in the world were concerned, the Bay of Pigs invasion of 1961 was the worst disaster to befall the USA since the War of 1812 when British forces burned the White House. Badly planned, badly organized,…
The Zeppelin: An Illustrated History
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|October 19, 2017

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For a brief period in the early Twentieth Century it seemed as if the future of air travel lay with the giant airships of Count von Zeppelin. The First World War ended that dream, fixed wing aircraft superseding the slow moving and unwieldy airships. As weapons…
1943 The Second World War At Sea In Photographs
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|May 15, 2016

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At the beginning of the year, the Battle of Guadalcanal was still raging on, but the Americans had secured their first complete victory in the Pacific by the end of February, although the war in this theatre was far from over, with several further engagements…
Hitler And His Women
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Britain's Last Invasion: The Battle Of Fishguard, 1797

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The history of Britain has been shaped by those who have invaded this small isle: the Romans, Vikings and Norman Conquest all moulded our society and culture. Surprisingly, the last time mainland Britain was ever invaded was not Duke William's victory at…
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