Heroic War Animals: The History of the PDSA Dickin Medal
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by Historic England
2M ago
Meet the brave animals who faced conflict and were awarded the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals' Dickin Medal ..read more
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A Brief Introduction to Military Pillboxes
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by Historic England
4M ago
Explore some of the anti-invasion defences built across England during the First and Second World Wars ..read more
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The Thames from Above
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by Historic England
5M ago
Dive into a unique collection from 1920 to 1954 produced by the world's first commercial aerial photography company ..read more
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Operation Dynamo: The Miracle of Dunkirk
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by Historic England
5M ago
Towards the end of May 1940 during the Second World War, the British Expeditionary Force along with Allied troops, had been forced by the German army to make a fighting retreat to the coast of northern France ..read more
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6 Inspirational Women Engineers from History
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by Historic England
9M ago
These pioneering women led the way in making engineering a career choice for all women ..read more
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The Story of the Dambusters: Operation Chastise, May 1943
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by Historic England
10M ago
From bouncing marbles across a garden water butt to the development of a deadly bouncing bomb, discover the extraordinary story of the Dambusters’ raid ..read more
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The Story of the US Army Air Forces in Britain During the Second World War
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by Historic England
1y ago
By 1944, over half a million United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) servicemen were stationed in Britain ..read more
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Radiowaves to Fibre-optics: The Evolution of Wireless Technology
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by Jerome Tait
1y ago
The first electrical communication system was introduced in England in the 1830s ..read more
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6 Places That Tell the Story of Operation Hurricane
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by Wayne Cocroft
1y ago
Not long after the end of the Second World War, a small and secretive cabinet committee took the decision that Britain should develop an atomic bomb ..read more
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What is a Tin Tabernacle?
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by Historic England
1y ago
Pre-fabricated churches, often called 'iron churches', 'iron chapels' or 'tin tabernacles', were developed in the mid-19th century ..read more
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