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The original lady in red

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Creating romantic, sepia-toned images is a cinch now that we have Instagram filters to play with. for more click here

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Events, Talks and Visits

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

We host a variety of events, talks and visits, including lectures on historical themes and records, introductory talks on family history, school workshops and visits by groups in further and higher education and evening classes in palaeography. The seminar facility at New Register House Dome can be booked for meetings and conferences. for more click here

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Cartoons by Stalag Luft III prisoner

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Cartoons drawn by a British soldier from inside a Nazi prison camp during the Second World War are expected to fetch up to $30,000(£20,000) as part of a huge war-time auction in New York. for more click here

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The bullying British officer ‘murdered’ by his own side

Monday, April 27th, 2015

The average lifespan of a horse at Gallipoli was one day. When I left England in early 1915, my mounted unit had 76 horses, and after three months of fighting we had nine left.

The others were all killed. These horses were our best friends, and it was heartbreaking. for more click here

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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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