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The Cenotaph – a country remembers

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  3. Friday, 08 November 2019
Most people are familiar with the Cenotaph in London’s Whitehall which is the focus of Britain’s National Service of Remembrance every November and commemorates British and Commonwealth servicemen and women who died in the two World Wars and later conflicts. The ceremony is televised and is attended...

Recommended Read – The Balloonist by James Long

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  3. Tuesday, 22 October 2019
Lieutenant Willy Fraser, formerly of the Royal Flying Corps, has been delegated the most dangerous job on the Western Front – a balloon observer hanging under a gasbag filled with explosive hydrogen, four thousand feet above the Ypres Salient, anchored by a slender cable. Swept across enemy lines af...

The worst journey in the world – the Arctic Convoys of World War 2

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  3. Friday, 11 October 2019
On 23rd August 1939, just days before Germany invaded Poland in the opening moves of the Second World War, the world was surprised to see two sworn enemies – Germany and Russia – sign a Non-aggression Pact in which they agreed not to go to war against each other for the next ten years. For Stalin th...

Recommended Read – The Woman in the Photograph by Stephanie Butland

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  3. Tuesday, 17 September 2019
An empowering, thought-provoking feminist novel that will change the way you see the world. Perfect for fans of Elizabeth Day, Claire Fuller and Joanna Cannon. 1968. Veronica Moon, a junior photographer for a local newspaper, is frustrated by her (male) colleagues’ failure to take her seriously. And...

The sweet scent of collaboration? – Coco Chanel

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  3. Sunday, 08 September 2019
Coco Chanel 1920 Coco Chanel is a name recognised the world over as the French fashion designer and business woman who founded the global brand which carries her name. There have been questions since the end of the Second World War about her links with Germany during the conflict, particularly her l...

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