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The flood of grief that inspired a monument to courage

The flood of grief that inspired a monument to courage | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Heartbreaking letters from mourning families poured in when the Imperial War Museum was created in 1917. Now its awesome new First World War Galleries will stand as a glorious tribute to those lost loved ones -and YOU can help support it
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Ancient Britons ditched fishy dishes for a dairy rich diet

Ancient Britons ditched fishy dishes for a dairy rich diet | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Scientists at the University of Bristol's School of Chemistry examined fragments of bone and cooking pots (pictured) to investigate when ancient Britons made the transition from hunter gathers to farmers.
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A discovery of love letters made woman see her parents in a new light

A discovery of love letters made woman see her parents in a new light | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Loraine Fergusson, 59, from Blewsbury, Oxfordshire, discovered nearly 300 letters written between her parents (pictured) just after World War II. They told a tale of passion that is both touchingly innocent and — occasionally — surprisingly risque.
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The Victorian Asbo kids: Some of the first ever police mugshots show 19th-century petty criminals including one aged just TEN who was jailed for stealing a tin horn worth just 40p

The Victorian Asbo kids: Some of the first ever police mugshots show 19th-century petty criminals including one aged just TEN who was jailed for stealing a tin horn worth just 40p | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The black and white photographs date to the mid-19th century - and show a series of Victorian child criminals, all arrested in Dorchester, Dorset and the surrounding area.
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Tin of marbles belonging to Anne Frank turn up in Amsterdam

Tin of marbles belonging to Anne Frank turn up in Amsterdam | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Marbles that belonged to Holocaust victim Anne Frank have turned up over seventy years after she gave them to a friend for safekeeping before she and her family went into hiding.
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The story of an app that enables people to leave a legacy of memories

The story of an app that enables people to leave a legacy of memories | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Gaby Eirew's mother Denise was four when she was orphaned by the Holocaust, and she has no recollections of family life. Her story inspired Gaby to develop a pioneering app that helps all parents to preserve memories for their children.
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Amazing 1920s photographs of Sydney's 'cleverest' con woman

Amazing 1920s photographs of Sydney's 'cleverest' con woman | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Amazing 1920s photographs of Sydney woman whose real life story as a con woman and the colony's 'cleverest swindler' have now come to light
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Night the Nazis told my mother: You'll never see your husband again

Night the Nazis told my mother: You'll never see your husband again | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
One of my earliest memories is of being rebuked by a bullet-headed neighbour for trying to make him laugh. Whatever I said, he remained stony-faced.
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Amazing selfies taken by pioneering photographer in 1909

Amazing selfies taken by pioneering photographer in 1909 | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Georgia-based writer and photographer Tom Byron shared on the site Quora three 'selfies' his great-grandfather James Byron Clayton with a boxy camera at the turn of the previous century.
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Forgotten Canada: One of history's first photo bombs, and turn-of-the-century typos (hey, 'Raoul' Amundsen)

Forgotten Canada: One of history's first photo bombs, and turn-of-the-century typos (hey, 'Raoul' Amundsen) | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The sportsmen, inventors, politicians, explorers, royalty and...lifeguards...who were dominating the Canadian consciousness 100 years ago
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A flick back to the Hollywood's Golden Age: Inside U.S. 1930s theatres

A flick back to the Hollywood's Golden Age: Inside U.S. 1930s theatres | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The Cinema series by French photographer Franck Bohbot attempts to bring back the memories of the golden age of Hollywood.
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Neighbours from hell: Remains of wizard's house of horrors are found

Neighbours from hell: Remains of wizard's house of horrors are found | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Their crimes were so awful that they were executed and their house – thought to be teeming with evil spirits – was abandoned and left to decay for centuries before being knocked down. But in the best traditions of horror movies, it seems the Edinburgh home of occultist Major Thomas Weir and his sister Jean is back from the dead.
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Welcome to the Home Front farm! Small-holding goes back to the 1940s to tell the story of rural life in the Second World War

Welcome to the Home Front farm! Small-holding goes back to the 1940s to tell the story of rural life in the Second World War | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The new attraction opened today at Beamish Open Air Museum in Stanley, Country Durham, and shows staples of 1940s life such as Land Girls (pictured) and the Home Guard.
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MAX HASTINGS: The day I saw the British army being butchered by Zulus

MAX HASTINGS: The day I saw the British army being butchered by Zulus | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Amid a wide green African plain overlooked by hills on two sides, a throng of half-naked Zulus brandished aloft shields and sharp-pointed assegais...
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Inside Hitler Youth camps where boys were brainwashed to become Nazis

Inside Hitler Youth camps where boys were brainwashed to become Nazis | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The rare images capture the boys marching, standing guard and having their heads shaved in accordance with military rules.
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Richard III to have genes decoded

Richard III to have genes decoded | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Researchers from Leicester hope the sequencing will provide more details about the king's susceptibility to diseases, and reveal his true hair and eye colour.
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800,000-year-old footprint of early humans found in Norfolk

800,000-year-old footprint of early humans found in Norfolk | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Scientists believe these footprints, found in Happisburgh, are direct evidence of the earliest known humans in northern Europe.
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Scandalous life of Georgian London's most notorious resident revealed

Scandalous life of Georgian London's most notorious resident revealed | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Elizabeth Chudleigh was married to the Hon. Augustus John Hervey when she met and wed Evelyn Pierrepoint, Duke of Kingston.
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Bronze Age treasure trove sheds light on life 4,000 years ago

Bronze Age treasure trove sheds light on life 4,000 years ago | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The hoard of Bronze Age treasure unearthed in a remote spot in Dartmoor, Devon, shows the incredible craft skills and trade links of people living at the time.
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Hollywood stars: Frank Sinatra, Ginger Rogers and James Stewart

Hollywood stars: Frank Sinatra, Ginger Rogers and James Stewart | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
When two 12-year-old twins started writing fan mail to fading heroes of the silver screen, little did they imagine it would result in a lifetime of handwritten notes, signed photos and friendships.
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The story of an app that enables people to leave a legacy of memories

The story of an app that enables people to leave a legacy of memories | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Gaby Eirew's mother Denise was four when she was orphaned by the Holocaust, and she has no recollections of family life. Her story inspired Gaby to develop a pioneering app that helps all parents to preserve memories for their children.
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The sexual obsession that drove Rasputin to his death

The sexual obsession that drove Rasputin to his death | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The Russian mystic had an insatiable sex drive, writes FRANCES WELCH - it was even said the cows produced more milk with him around. But temptation would lead him to his death at the hands of his enemies.
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