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The Battle of El Alamein

The Battle of El Alamein, Egypt in 1942
The World War Two battle of El Alamein in Egypt was fought between 23rd October and 11th November 1942 at a time when Britain desperately needed a moral-boosting victory.
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The White Cliffs of Dover

The Cinque Ports in Southern England
The Cinque Ports in southern England were originally formed to provide ships and military defences for the Crown, and enjoyed several unique and special privilages.
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Agadir in Morocco

The Agadir Incident in 1911
The arrival of the German gunboat Panther in the Moroccan port of Agadir in 1911 was considered to be one of the causes that eventually led to the First World War.
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King Charles

King Charles I (1625-1649) and Parliament
James I had left England in a thoroughly unsettled state when he died and his son, Charles, was not the type of man to improve matters. Charles was good looking, brave and dignified; but he was also obstinate and determined to be an absolute monarch... more


Arnhem and Operation Market Garden
Operation Market Garden was an attempt to establish a bridgehead across the river Rhine by the dropping of the 82nd and 101st US and 1st British Airborne divisions and the advance of the British 30th Corps, had been launched on 17 September 1944... more

Marston Moor

The English Civil War and Oliver Cromwell
While he ruled the country during the Commonwealth he struggled to the best of his ability to do so constitutionally, but he failed because his position had come to him by force, and by force he had to rule. He never succeeded in reconciling the country to his harsh rule, but he died an honest, God-fearing, sincere man, who had devoted his life to a cause he believed to be right... more