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The Sinking of the White Ship a 12th century disaster of Titanic proportions.

The sinking of the White Ship shaped not just a country but in some ways the world but due to its distant setting and the repercussions it caused, it’s largely unknown amongst the general public. Surprisingly though, we know quite … Continue reading

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The Battle of Hastings and 1066

Today is the 950th anniversary of one of the most pivotal battles in history.  Perhaps only the Battle of Manzikert in 1071AD which saw the collapse of the Byzantine Empire and the gradual Turkification of Anatolia can rival it for … Continue reading

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My tour around the D-Day beaches

I was lucky enough to visit Normandy a little over 2 years ago and spent a great deal of the time visiting the WW2 related areas.  I thought people might be a little interested in some of the photos which … Continue reading

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D-Day Commemorations in Pictures

This gallery contains 15 photos.

Most of the D-Day veterans are sadly no longer with us but this past weekend has seen commemorations with some of the few more survivors.  All photos from BBC, Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph, Getty Images, AP. A number of events … Continue reading

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The Spirit of D-Day Lives On!

A small story which I thought some people like to read involves D-Day veteran Bernard Jordan aged 89.  He was reported missing from his Pines Care home in Hove. Bernard apparently was told by his care home that he wasn’t … Continue reading

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70th Anniversary of D-Day

This time 70 years ago on 6th June 1944, the world held its breath as the largest amphibious military operation even seen was under way.  Operation Overlord was the long-awaited Allied invasion of Nazi held Europe that would lead to … Continue reading

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