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Exhibition marks 150 years for RNLI

By Jamie Derrick

Poole museum is celebrating 150 years of the Royal National Lifeboats Institute in Poole on Saturday 16 May with an exhibition spanning the history of service by its courageous volunteers and crew. 46 more words

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Did Allied troops rape 285,000 German women?

That’s the shocking claim in a new book. But is the German feminist behind it exposing a war crime – or slandering heroes?

There was no doubt that Private Blake W. 1,863 more words

HISTORIC PHOTO # 2: CHRISTMAS TRUCE, 1914

One hundred years ago, something momentous occurred. WW I was raging throughout Europe, and despite Pope Benedict XV’s plea for Christmas Day to be a day of peace, the head honchos on both sides refused to call an official cease fire. 180 more words

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HISTORIC HURRAH: THE LIBERATION OF PARIS

The Invasion of Normandy on June 6th, 1944 led to the liberation of many European cities, but the liberation of Paris on August 25th, 1944 was one of the most celebrated. 146 more words

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Montecassino inspired “The Monuments Men”

Having recently watched the movie “The Monuments Men”, the visit to Montecassino was exceptionally meaningful.

 

The reconstruction of this hilltop abbey was incredible.

 

“The Monuments Men” was formed as part of the effort to recover pictures, antiques and cultural monuments stolen by Hitler across Europe. 122 more words

June 7, 1944

This is the day I almost got un-born, not that I was born at the time (!) but my mother, then almost seven, came close to dying under the Allied bombs that obliterated Saint-Lô (Manche, western France) from the map that night, in conjunction with the D Day landing in the nearby beaches of Utah Beach and Omaha Beach. 265 more words

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