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What You Need To Know About The Troubles | Imperial War

The Troubles was a period of conflict in Northern Ireland that lasted from the late 1960s until the Good Friday Agreement in 1998. Find out more about key moments in this conflict - a conflict with repercussions that are still being felt today.

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Timeline Of 20th And 21st Century Wars - Imperial War Museums

Posted: (0 seconds ago) The Second World War was the most destructive conflict in human history. Years of international tension and aggressive expansion by Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany culminated in the German invasion of Poland on 1 September 1939. Britain and …

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A Short History Of The Korean War | Imperial War Museums

Posted: (0 seconds ago) A Short History Of The Korean War At the end of the Second World War, Korea – which had formerly been occupied by the Japanese – was divided along the 38th Parallel. This was an internal border between North and South Korea based on a circle of latitude.

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Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig | Imperial War Museums

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Between 8 August 1918 and the end of the war, the forces led by Haig defeated the main body of the German Army in the greatest succession of victories in the British Army's history, a fact often obscured by his previous failures. He was created Earl Haig in 1919 …

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The Secret British Organisation Of The Second World War ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) The Second World War was the most destructive conflict in human history. Years of international tension and aggressive expansion by Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany culminated in the German invasion of Poland on 1 September 1939. Britain and France declared war on Germany two days later.

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What Was The Mau Mau Uprising? | Imperial War Museums

Posted: (0 seconds ago) © IWM (MAU 552) During the early 1950s, resentment grew amongst the Kikuyu tribe against European settlement and their lack of political representation. This was first shown in attacks carried out in the latter half of 1952 by the banned secret society, Mau Mau, against Kikuyu loyal to the government.

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Operation 'Barbarossa' And Germany's Failure In The Soviet ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) OPERATION 'BARBAROSSA' On 18 December 1940 Hitler issued Führer Directive 21, an order for the invasion of the Soviet Union. The German military plan called for an advance up to a hypothetical line running from the port of Archangel in northern Russia to the port of Astrakhan on the Caspian Sea – the so-called 'A-A line'. This would bring the bulk of the Soviet population and its economic ...

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A Brief History of Drones | Imperial War Museums

Posted: (0 seconds ago) A Brief History of Drones. Unmanned aerial vehicles are aircraft with no on-board crew or passengers. They can be automated ‘drones’ or remotely piloted vehicles (RPVs). UAV’s can fly for long periods of time at a controlled level of speed and height and have a role in many aspects of aviation.

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The World’s Best Den | Imperial War Museums

Posted: (0 seconds ago) History. Media Studies. Carers - Part One. Discover how people cared for the wounded in the First World War, how they used their skills and resourcefulness to make sure the injured were cared for. History. Amazing Animals. Join IWM expert Clare as she shares real life stories about courageous animal heroes.

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Concentration Camp Survivors Share Their Stories ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) The Holocaust was the systematic murder of Europe’s Jews by the Nazis and their collaborators during the Second World War.The Nazis also enslaved and killed other groups who they perceived as racially, biologically or ideologically inferior or dangerous. Jews, Roma and Sinti (Gypsies), Poles, Slavs, Soviet prisoners of war, people with disabilities, political opponents, communists and trade ...

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1940s Fashion: How to get the look | Imperial War Museums

Posted: (0 seconds ago) The Second World War had a profound influence on fashion. Discover more about how women dressed during the 1940s and follow our tutorials to achieve a 1940s hairstyle and make up look.

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What Was The Battle Of Crete? | Imperial War Museums

Posted: (0 seconds ago) The Battle of Verdun (21 February-15 December 1916) became the longest battle in modern history. It was originally planned by the German Chief of General Staff, Erich von Falkenhayn to secure victory for Germany on the Western Front.

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On the Home Front - Part One | Imperial War Museums

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Part of the Adventures in History series created during the UK lockdown in Spring 2020. Curriculum Links and Learning Objectives KS3/4 - Challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world, 1901-present.

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What Was The Holocaust? | Imperial War Museums

Posted: (0 seconds ago) The Holocaust was the systematic murder of Europe's Jews by the Nazis and their collaborators during the Second World War. For the first time in history, industrial methods were used for the mass extermination of a whole people. Between 1933 and 1945, Jews were targeted for discrimination, segregation and extermination.

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Why D-Day Was So Important to Allied Victory | Imperial ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) The invasion of northern France in 1944 was the most significant victory of the Western Allies in the Second World War. American, British and Canadian forces established a foothold on the shores of Normandy, and, after a protracted and costly campaign to reinforce their gains, broke out into the French interior and began a headlong advance.

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How Britain Invented The Tank In The First World War ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) The concept of a vehicle to provide troops with both mobile protection and firepower was not a new one. But in the First World War, the increasing availability of the internal combustion engine, armour plate and the continuous track, as well as the problem of trench warfare, combined to facilitate the production of …

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What Is The Cenotaph? | Imperial War Museums

Posted: (0 seconds ago) The Cenotaph positioned on Whitehall in London has become the central focus for the remembrance and commemoration events in Britain since the First World War – however it was never intended to be permanent. Cenotaph means 'empty tomb'. It symbolises the unprecedented losses suffered during the First World War and is dedicated to 'The Glorious Dead'.

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What Was the Battle of the Somme? | Imperial War Museums

Posted: (0 seconds ago) The Somme, like Verdun for the French, has a prominent place in British history and popular memory and has come to represent the loss and apparent futility of the war. But the Allied offensive on the Somme was a strategic necessity fought to meet the needs of an international alliance. British commanders learned difficult but important lessons ...

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The Song That Ruled The Airwaves During The Second World ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) A Brief History Of The Eighth Army And The Desert War. The Eighth Army, formed in September 1941, was a diverse formation made up of units from all corners of the British Empire, with infantry divisions coming from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and India. Second World War.

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London In The Second World War | Imperial War Museums

Posted: (0 seconds ago) The Blitz on London from September 1940 to May 1941 and the V1 flying bomb and V2 rocket attacks in 1944 caused a massive amount of damage. It is estimated that more than 12,000 metric tons of bombs were dropped on London and nearly 30,000 civilians were killed by enemy action.

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Why did British troops leave Aden? | Imperial War Museums

Posted: (0 seconds ago) A Short History Of The Korean War At the end of the Second World War, Korea – which had formerly been occupied by the Japanese – was divided along the 38th Parallel. This was an internal border between North and South Korea based on a circle of latitude.

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10 Significant Battles Of The First World War | Imperial ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) The Somme, like Verdun for the French, has a prominent place in British history and popular memory and has come to represent the loss and apparent futility of the war. But the Allied offensive on the Somme was a strategic necessity fought to meet the needs of an international alliance. British commanders learned difficult but important lessons ...

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What You Need To Know About VE Day | Imperial War Museums

Posted: (0 seconds ago) 8 May 1945 – VE (Victory in Europe) Day – was one that remained in the memory of all those who witnessed it. It meant an end to nearly six years of a war that had cost the lives of millions; had destroyed homes, families, and cities; and had brought huge suffering and …

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6 Stories Of The Kindertransport | Imperial War Museums

Posted: (0 seconds ago) The Holocaust was the systematic murder of Europe's Jews by the Nazis and their collaborators during the Second World War. For the first time in history, industrial methods were used for the mass extermination of a whole people. Between 1933 and 1945, Jews were targeted for discrimination, segregation and extermination.

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Liberation Of The Concentration Camps | Imperial War Museums

Posted: (0 seconds ago) The Holocaust was the systematic murder of Europe's Jews by the Nazis and their collaborators during the Second World War. For the first time in history, industrial methods were used for the mass extermination of a whole people. Between 1933 and 1945, Jews were targeted for discrimination, segregation and extermination.

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Voices of the First World War: Animals In War | Imperial ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Animals have played a role in armed conflict throughout history, and the First World War was no different. Hear how millions of horses were used by all the combatant nations to transport men, supplies and equipment, as well as how pigeons and dogs were trained to carry messages.

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Voices of the First World War: War In The Air | Imperial ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Episode 28: The First World War saw the use of air power in conflict on a large scale for the first time. Military aviation was still relatively new in 1914 and the Royal Flying Corps was very small in size but serving in the RFC was an attractive prospect for those living in the trenches on the Western Front.

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What Happened on the First Day of the Battle of the Somme ...

Posted: (1 seconds ago) The first day of the Battle of the Somme has a prominent place in British history and popular memory and has come to represent the loss and apparent futility of the First World War. But what actually happened on 1 July 1916? The Battle of the Somme (1 July - 18 November 1916) was planned as a joint operation between British and French forces to break the deadlock on the Western Front.

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Gassed | Imperial War Museums

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Gassed by John Singer Sargent is currently not on display at IWM London. It toured to various institutions in North America and was displayed at IWM North in late 2018.image: A side on view of a line of soldiers being led along a duckboard by a medical orderly. Their eyes are bandaged as aresult of exposure to gas and each man holds on to the shoulder of the man in front.

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The Vital Role Of Women In The First World War | Imperial ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Pressure from women for their own uniformed service to assist the war effort began in August 1914. Many organisations sprang up, such as the Women’s Volunteer Reserve and Lady Londonderry’s Women’s Legion, which provided cooks for Army camps.

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The 10 Things you Need to Know about D-Day | Imperial War ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) D-Day - 6 June 1944 - was the largest amphibious invasion in the history of warfare. The statistics of D-Day, codenamed Operation Overlord, are staggering. The Allies used over 5,000 ships and landing craft to land more than 150,000 troops on five beaches in Normandy. The landings marked the ...

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Voices of the First World War: Trench Life | Imperial War ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Episode 23: The Battle of the Somme is one of the most famous military events in British history – synonymous with huge loss of life and costly failure. After months of deadlock on the Western Front, a joint British and French offensive was planned to break through the German lines north of the River Somme in mid-1916.

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What Caused The Division Of The Island Of Cyprus ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) In 1878 the island of Cyprus in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, came under British control. Its population is made up of both Greek and Turkish Cypriots. The Greek Cypriot majority desired the removal of British rule and union with Greece, known as Enosis.In 1955, the campaign for Enosis was led by Archbishop Makarios of the Cyprus Orthodox Church and by Colonel George Grivas, Head of Ethniki ...

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A Short History Of The Dardanelles Campaign | Imperial War ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) The Dardanelles, a narrow 60-mile-long strip of water that divides Europe from Asia, has been of great strategic significance for centuries. Carefully secured by international treaty, it was the closing of the Dardanelles that eventually brought the Ottoman Empire into the war as a …

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D-DAY 75

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About Churchill War Rooms | Imperial War Museums

Posted: (0 seconds ago) IWM Reopening: The grounds of IWM Duxford are now open. Find out more about Duxford Outdoors and plans for reopening our other branches in our FAQs. Following the surrender of the Japanese Forces, the doors to the Cabinet War Rooms were locked on 16 August 1945 and the complex was left undisturbed ...

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What Was The Battle Of Jutland? | Imperial War Museums

Posted: (0 seconds ago) The Battle of Jutland (31 May - 1 June 1916) was the largest naval battle of the First World War. It was the only time that the British and German fleets of 'dreadnought' battleships actually came to blows. The German High Seas Fleet hoped to weaken the Royal Navy by launching an ambush on the British Grand Fleet in the North Sea.

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How The Potsdam Conference Shaped The Future Of Post-War ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) The Potsdam Conference was the last meeting of the ‘Big Three’ Allied leaders during the Second World War. At Yalta in February 1945, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, American President Franklin D Roosevelt and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin had agreed to meet again following the defeat of Germany, principally to determine the borders of post-war Europe.

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About IWM Duxford | Imperial War Museums

Posted: (0 seconds ago) About IWM Duxford The aerodrome at Duxford was built during the First World War and was one of the earliest Royal Air Force stations. During 1917 the Royal Flying Corps expanded and Duxford was one of many new airfields established to train RFC aircrew.

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Pickard, Joseph (Oral history) | Imperial War Museums

Posted: (0 seconds ago) British private served with 1/7th, 21st and 1/4th Bns Northumberland Fusiliers in GB, 1915-1916; served with 1/5th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers on Western Front, 1916-1918 Wounded and required early form of plastic surgery for disfigured face

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Voices of War: VJ Day | Imperial War Museums

Posted: (0 seconds ago) The official end of the Second World War on 15 August 1945 was recognised as VJ Day (Victory over Japan) by the allied nations, which for so many brought mixed emotions. Voices of War explores first hand testimonies, taken from IWM’s rich sound archive, of those reflecting on what the end of the ...

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How The Luftwaffe Saw RAF Duxford In The Battle Of Britain ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) This photograph shows the hangar identified at (2) in the Luftwaffe image, above. During the Battle of Britain it was used as the Station Theatre where regular cinema shows, ENSA performances, dances and boxing tournaments were staged. Duxford and Fowlmere were only heavily attacked once during the battle when, on 31 August 1940, a few bombs fell on Fowlmere causing minimal damage.

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What was the Berlin Wall and how did it fall? | Imperial ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) More than 100 people died trying to cross the Berlin Wall over the course of its 28-year history. But the Wall was just one part of the larger 'inner German border' that separated East and West Germany, and hundreds more were killed trying to cross other fortified border points. HU 73009

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The Complex Legacy of Saddam Hussein | Imperial War Museums

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Saddam Hussein led Iraq from 1979 to 2003. During his rule he projected an image of himself as Iraq’s most influential leader and a courageous moderniser, but at the same time his repressive regime killed thousands of people.

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The Harvest of Battle | Imperial War Museums

Posted: (0 seconds ago) image: The aftermath of a battle showing a muddy and flooded battlefield. A long line of wounded men, some with limbsbandaged, men carrying their comrades, straggling from right to left. Corpses lie in and around water-filled shell holes. Artillery piecescan be seen firing to the right of the composition, with a heavy pall of smoke and flames over the target area.

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What Was The Battle Of Verdun? | Imperial War Museums

Posted: (0 seconds ago) The Battle of Verdun, 21 February-15 December 1916, became the longest battle in modern history. It was originally planned by the German Chief of General Staff, Erich von Falkenhayn to secure victory for Germany on the Western Front.The aim was to crush the French army before the Allies grew in strength through the full deployment of British forces.

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10 Paintings of Wartime London | Imperial War Museums

Posted: (0 seconds ago) London was transformed by the Second World War. Air raids tore up the very fabric of the city night after night, and by day its streets were filled with soldiers, both British and from overseas. Artists living and working in London captured this ever-changing landscape in beautiful paintings, 10 …

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5 Things You Need To Know About The First World War ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Over 30 nations declared war between 1914 and 1918. The majority joined on the side of the Allies, including Serbia, Russia, France, Britain, Italy and the United States. They were opposed by Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria and the Ottoman Empire, who together formed the Central Powers. What ...

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