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Commemorating the Sacrifices of Members of the Armed Forces.

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On the 11th of November at 11 o'clock the country stops silent for two minutes in honour of the men and women who sacrificed themselves in the World Wars.

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Created on 9th November 2010 16:20pm by Jamie Stuart | 0 Comments
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On the 19th of October it will be the anniversary of the First Battle of Ypres, also known as the First Battle of Flanders. The battle was undertaken in 1914 to secure the town of Ypres, in the west of Belgium in, thought between the Allied and German armies. 

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Created on 4th October 2010 13:59pm by Kris Kurzydlo | 0 Comments
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The upcoming period of the 25th September to the 14th October represents the 95th anniversary of WW1's Battle of Loos. It was the first time the British army had deployed poison gas, and the first time that the “Kitcheners Army” had been used in such an enormous scale. 

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Created on 10th September 2010 13:22pm by Jamie Stuart | 0 Comments
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Today is the 70th anniversary of the beginning of intense German waves of bomb attacks over Britain on the 7th September 1940. A key moment during the Battle of Britain. The bombing took place all over Britain but began in London for 76 consecutive nights, ending in May 1941, with over 43,000 civilians killed in the experience and more than a million houses destroyed in London alone. 

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Created on 7th September 2010 13:47pm by Sara Dryden | 0 Comments
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On the 17th - 25th September 1944 during WW2, Operation Market was a paratrooper assault launched to secure key bridges in the Netherlands and Germany. Still standing today as the largest airborne operation of all-time in aid of isolating Ruhr, Germany's industrial heart by cutting off access to bridges across two arms of the Rhine and bridges across the Maas. This tactic ensured a swift access point into North Germany for the allied troops.

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Created on 6th September 2010 12:34pm by Jamie Stuart | 0 Comments
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Legendary D-Day landings bagpiper 'Piper Bill' Millin has died at the age of 88, spending the remaining moments of his life in a retirement home in Dawlish, Devon.

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Created on 3rd September 2010 14:43pm by Charlotte Pinnock | 0 Comments
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Tomorrow in 1942 is a significant date in the Second World War as it marks the end of the single largest combined army, navy and air force strike up to that point. The strike happened at Dieppe in France and ended after 9 hours of intense combat.

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Created on 18th August 2010 14:48pm by Misiek | 0 Comments
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Battle of Britain veterans marked the 70th Anniversary of their finest hour yesterday on the white cliffs of Dover...

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Created on 12th July 2010 10:00am by Sara Dryden | 0 Comments
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David Brookman's 'Back Roads Moment' - Recently David Brookman was asked to act as relief driver for one day around the Battlefields of Ypres.

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Created on 9th July 2010 15:16pm by Jamie Stuart | 0 Comments
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94 Years ago on the edge of the small French village of Givenchy lès la Bassée in French Flanders William Hackett earned his Victoria Cross. On 19th of June 2010 one chapter of his and his colleagues story has been closed when Tunnellers Memorial Ceremony took place last Saturday.

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Created on 23rd June 2010 16:13pm by Kris Kurzydlo | 0 Comments
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