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Archive for 2015

Could you survive as a Victorian pauper?

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

From the copper mines and jails of Poldark to the servants’ quarters at Downton Abbey, history comes alive in our favourite costume dramas. But it’s one thing to watch it – could we really survive the conditions and workloads that our forebears endured every day? for more click here

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

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Child criminals of today more than three times more likely to re-offend than their Victorian counterparts, major study shows for more click here

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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…

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Ragged and emaciated, some blind with malnutrition, others wild-eyed with drink, they roamed the island — cutlasses and pistols at the ready. for more click here

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Gallipoli – Three Perspectives

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

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. for more click here

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The WW1 Centenary Exhibition: The War that changed the world

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

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! for more click here

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Remembering Gallipoli

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

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. for more click here

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

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

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 misunderstood story, highlighting how the naval forces were instrumental in the campaign. This is the only significant exhibition dedicated to the Gallipoli campaign in the UK this year. for more click here

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

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

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’. for more click here

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

Monday, April 13th, 2015

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. for more click here

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Titanic’s secret saviour

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

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. for more click here

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