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Secret raid that helped defeat Rommel

Secret raid that helped defeat Rommel | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The unit's remit was to operate behind enemy lines and sabotage and destroy German and Italian weapons, machinery, vehicles and supplies.
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Sixteenth-century mural of Henry VIII reveals image of SATAN

Sixteenth-century mural of Henry VIII reveals image of SATAN | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
When a British couple discovered a concealed, almost lifesize mural of Henry VIII while redecorating their 16th-century Somerset home, they could not have been more excited.
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The mugshots from over 100 years ago that continue to fascinate

The mugshots from over 100 years ago that continue to fascinate | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Originally devised as a law enforcement tool, the mugshot quickly deviated from its intended purpose to help with the identification of criminals because the images captured the imagination of people fascinated with crime and the lives of criminals.
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Are these the world's oldest selfies?

Are these the world's oldest selfies? | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The Box Brownie was the world's first mass-produced camera and made its debut in 1900. Each camera cost just one dollar.
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Newest Genealogy Records on the Internet

Newest Genealogy Records on the Internet | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Newest genealogy records available on the internet.
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The secret SAS man: Father on his deathbed hands journal to son

The secret SAS man: Father on his deathbed hands journal to son | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Horace Stokes, who grew up in Birmingham, lived an anonymous life as a greengrocer and pub landlord and never spoke to his family about his days in the military.
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Brothers separated for 43 years separated after desperate search

Brothers separated for 43 years separated after desperate search | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The Wilton brothers from Mevagissey in Cornwall were separated as children when the youngest two siblings were sent to Tasmania as part of the child migrant scheme.
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Amazing language maps show how words evolved

Amazing language maps show how words evolved | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The maps, which includes words such as rose, church and tea, reveal how countries are connected through a shared history.
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The true story of Princess Vicky and her son Wilhelm

The true story of Princess Vicky and her son Wilhelm | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The power-hungry Kaiser, who had rushed to join the family at Victoria’s deathbed, liked to boast he was her favourite grandchild (wishful thinking on his part).
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The 50 streets which reveal a glimpse into Britain's domestic history

The 50 streets which reveal a glimpse into Britain's domestic history | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
House historian Melanie Backe-Hansen compiled the list from thousands of candidates across England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.
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British tunnels which held French prisoners go on sale for £19,000

British tunnels which held French prisoners go on sale for £19,000 | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The three interlocking subterranean chambers were carved deep beneath naval fortifications in Plymouth, Devon, in the early 19th century.
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First World War pilot awarded VC for downing zeppelin WILL be honoured

First World War pilot awarded VC for downing zeppelin WILL be honoured | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Whitehall chiefs had banned Reginald ‘Rex’ Warneford from having a plaque in Exmouth, east Devon, because he was born in India.
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Battleship wrecked by Germans during Second World War remembered

Battleship wrecked by Germans during Second World War remembered | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
A team of Royal Navy divers returned to replace the White Ensign - a Union Jack and St George's flag - on HMS Royal Oak 74 years after it was sunk in Orkney.
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Digital reconstructions of Roman Britain include a 'motorway' and port

Digital reconstructions of Roman Britain include a 'motorway' and port | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The University of Warwick has helped to produce images designed to bring Britain's lost Roman settlements to life at their peak.
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George VI adviser said King's Speech early draft was too long-winded

George VI adviser said King's Speech early draft was too long-winded | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The three-page document (pictured), in which the king announced the outbreak of World War II, reveals that Britain was ready to declare war on Germany a week before Adolf Hitler invaded Poland.
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Highland bothy where JM Barrie wrote Peter Pan goes on market for £1m

Highland bothy where JM Barrie wrote Peter Pan goes on market for £1m | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
A nine-acre estate near Loch Ness has gone on sale for £1million. JM Barrie stayed there with the children who inspired the Lost Boys while writing classic Peter Pan.
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Thousands convene for Gettysburg commemoration

Thousands convene for Gettysburg commemoration | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Politicians, historians and everyday people alike have gathered to honor the cemetery dedication delivered in a matter of minutes 150 years ago by President Abraham Lincoln on the central Pennsylvania battlefield where thousands were killed or...
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WW1 soldiers in a rush to get to the church on time - Genes News - Genes Reunited

WW1 soldiers in a rush to get to the church on time - Genes News - Genes Reunited | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Family tree site, Genes Reunited, is the largest family tree tracing site in the UK a lot of relations and free software to trace your family tree.
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Unearthed: Skeleton of child who starved to death in the Bronze Age

Unearthed: Skeleton of child who starved to death in the Bronze Age | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Farmer Jock McMaster uncovered the Bronze Age grave at Blairbuy Farm after his plough dislodged the capstone which lay under his barley field.
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Camden canal lock has water drained for maintenance work

Camden canal lock has water drained for maintenance work | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
As part of the £130,000 refurbishment work, engineers are replacing both sets of lock gates, carrying brickwork repairs, repointing and timberwork.
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Queen Victoria's ravishing daughter, a secret love and a sex scandal

Queen Victoria's ravishing daughter, a secret love and a sex scandal | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
In 2004, Nick Locock tried to prove he was the great-grandson of Princess Louise (pictured) one of Queen Victoria's five daughters.
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Back in Blighty: Long-lost photo album shows World War One troops

Back in Blighty: Long-lost photo album shows World War One troops | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
A candid collection of photos shows the the range of injuries sustained by traumatised Tommies sent back to England to recuperate.
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The mother who gave away THREE babies by knocking on the doors of total strangers and the astonishing heartwarming story of how the siblings were reunited after 60 years

The mother who gave away THREE babies by knocking on the doors of total strangers and the astonishing heartwarming story of how the siblings were reunited after 60 years | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
No one will ever know what went through the young mother's mind as she knocked on doors, begging strangers to take her three-month- old daughter.
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Australian Family Tree Connections – November 2013 Issue Out Now | Genealogy & History News

Australian Family Tree Connections – November 2013 Issue Out Now | Genealogy & History News | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
November is here, and so is the latest Australian Family Tree Connections magazine. With the themes of Remembrance Day and Scottish ancestry both featured in this issue ...
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Brutally vivid lost diary of the Great War recovered

Brutally vivid lost diary of the Great War recovered | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Harry Drinkwater signed up to a 'Pals Battalion' in 1914 and was sent to the front line. In these diary extracts he writes about his brutal introduction to trench life.
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