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April 14th, 2015

National Museum of the Royal Navy at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Gallipoli: Myth and Memory

This year, 2015, marks the centenary year of the World War One Gallipoli campaign. Often thought of as a land battle, fought by Australian and New Zealand (ANZAC) troops, Gallipoli is remembered as a failure of British leadership. The National Museum of the Royal Navy’s new exhibition Gallipoli: Myth and Memory aims to re-tell this […] Read more...

April 14th, 2015

See ‘Six VCs before breakfast’ as The Fusilier Museum marks the Gallipoli 100 weekend

Over the weekend of 24 – 26 April 2015 The Fusilier Museum, Royal Regiment of Fusiliers and the town of Bury will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli Campaign in a special weekend named ‘Gallipoli 100’. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet Read more...

April 13th, 2015

British soldier’s array of medals including Victoria Cross to fetch £180,000 at auction

THE gallantry medals of a British soldier who braved a “tornado of lead” to save a comrade before delivering ammunition to beleaguered troops have emerged for sale for £180,000. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet Read more...

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April 16th, 2015

From Artful Dodger to honest worker: how apprenticeships kept juvenile re-offending rates down in Victorian times

Child criminals of today more than three times more likely to re-offend than their Victorian counterparts, major study shows Did you like this? Share it:Tweet Read more...

April 16th, 2015

The terrible tale of HMS Cannibal: Forgotten for centuries, it’s a saga, told in a new book, of shipwreck, mutiny and murder that scandalised Britain…

Ragged and emaciated, some blind with malnutrition, others wild-eyed with drink, they roamed the island — cutlasses and pistols at the ready. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet Read more...

April 14th, 2015

Gallipoli – Three Perspectives

To mark the centenary of the Battle of Gallipoli, the Canadian War Museum presents Gallipoli – Three Perspectives. Twenty-four archival images of the Australian, New Zealand and Turkish Forces — both official and candid — bring to light the experiences and difficulties all three countries endured during this important battle. Did […] Read more...

April 14th, 2015

The WW1 Centenary Exhibition: The War that changed the world

The WW1 Centenary Exhibition, coming only to Melbourne Museum, opens in April 2015 to commemorate the Centenary of the First World War. This is the most historical and significant exhibition from IWM (Imperial War Museums) to ever leave Great Britain and visit our shores! Did you like this? Share it:Tweet Read more...

April 14th, 2015

Remembering Gallipoli

A new exhibition The Gallipoli Campaign illuminates a military effort in World War One during which Britain and the Allies attempted to seize the narrow Dardanelles Straits in Turkey in order to defeat the Ottoman empire. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet Read more...

April 12th, 2015

Titanic’s secret saviour

On the night that the Titanic sank, one woman, the Countess of Rothes, put the welfare of others before her own, working tirelessly to row them to safety. Angela Young tells her great-grandmother’s incredible story. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet Read more...

April 8th, 2015

When Old Father Thames was a little bit younger

Some of the oldest surviving photographs of the Houses of Parliament and Windsor Castle, dating back more than 150 years, have been found. The remarkable images were shot by photographer Victor Albert Prout, who developed the negatives in an improvised dark room on board his punt which he sailed along the River Thames. for more […] Read more...
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