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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 our backs, And towards our distant rest began to trudge. Men marched asleep. Many had lost their...
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  • WW1
date: 25 Oct
The Battle of Balaclava - The Charge of the Light Brigade October 25th 1854 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 – supported by the last of the Ottomans themselves. Most of the conflict between these powers took place in Russia’s...
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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 Minister, was ambivalent to events in France with financial reform higher on its list of priorities....
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  • Emperors
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  • Warfare