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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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Remains of boat seen for first time after fierce storms shift sand

Remains of boat seen for first time after fierce storms shift sand | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The wreck is only visible for around a few hours a day either side of low water in the shadow of Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland - and first appeared in June.
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Jimmy Stewart comes home after serving in World War II

Jimmy Stewart comes home after serving in World War II | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Rare pictures show actor Jimmy Stewart returning to his hometown of Indiana, Pennsylvania after serving as a pilot in World War II.
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Watch: Team of Warwickshire archaeologists open Roman coffin

Watch: Team of Warwickshire archaeologists open Roman coffin | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Experts hoping investigate child's coffin found near Atherstone dating back almost two thousand years
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Quaint 1930s postcards were used to plan invasion of Britain by Nazis

Quaint 1930s postcards were used to plan invasion of Britain by Nazis | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Postcards and holiday snaps of the English seaside helped the German high command identify suitable beaches to assault and help their troops recognise landmarks.
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So loyal, so brave, the dog who flew against the Luftwaffe

So loyal, so brave, the dog who flew against the Luftwaffe | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Antis the German shepherd, discovered by gunner Robert Bozdech (both pictured), saved lives and heard enemy fighters before anyone else.
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Home fit for a man who felled a King: Manor house Oliver Cromwell stayed at regularly in the aftermath of the Civil War goes up for sale for £1.8million

Home fit for a man who felled a King: Manor house Oliver Cromwell stayed at regularly in the aftermath of the Civil War goes up for sale for £1.8million | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The political leader frequently visited Northborough Manor, in Peterborough, to see his daughter Elizabeth and her husband John Claypole.
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Huge photo montage taken by RAF pilots before D-Day sells for £3,000

Huge photo montage taken by RAF pilots before D-Day sells for £3,000 | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The 20ft long photo panorama was taken in March 1944 by RAF pilots flying just 10ft above the waves in planes with cameras fitted inside the nose cones.
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Sopwith Camels will soar over Downton Abbey to celebrate WW1 centenary

Sopwith Camels will soar over Downton Abbey to celebrate WW1 centenary | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Plans for the four years of events to mark the passing of a century since the start of the First World War have been unveiled to the public.
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Frozen in time: Divers recover stunning collection of British treasure

Frozen in time: Divers recover stunning collection of British treasure | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
More than 1,200 items of the finest quality English pewter were recovered from the wreck of a galleon which is thought to have sunk around 1540.
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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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Youngest WW1 soldier fought in the Somme aged 13

Youngest WW1 soldier fought in the Somme aged 13 | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Sidney Lewis signed up at 12 and by 13 was fighting in one of the bloodiest battles of the First World War - then his mother called him home.
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Last widow of WWI pays tribute to husband who inspired War Horse

Last widow of WWI pays tribute to husband who inspired War Horse | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Dorothy Ellis, 93, from Devon, laid a wreath for her late husband Wilfred at a ceremony marking the Armistice in Staffordshire this morning.
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Records of WW1 Ships Lost at Sea added to findmypast.co.uk | findmypast.co.uk blog

Records of WW1 Ships Lost at Sea added to findmypast.co.uk | findmypast.co.uk blog | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Details of British Royal Navy ships destroyed during the First World War can now be found online at findmypast.co.uk The records have been published in
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Archaeologists open 1,700-year-old Roman child's coffin

Archaeologists open 1,700-year-old Roman child's coffin | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Archaeologists in Warwickshire will analyse the bone fragments found in the lead coffin to ensure that it is the final resting place of a young Roman girl.
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Mystery of Crooked Cottage: Photographs of a home abandoned in 50s

Mystery of Crooked Cottage: Photographs of a home abandoned in 50s | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
These eerie photographs show a home (pictured), in rural Hertfordshire, left untouched since its owners departed more than half a century ago.
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Skull and crossbones from a submarine with a sinister cargo: Flag is unearthed from undercover mission to plant dead tramp dressed as British officer in Spain which changed course of WW2

Skull and crossbones from a submarine with a sinister cargo: Flag is unearthed from undercover mission to plant dead tramp dressed as British officer in Spain which changed course of WW2 | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
A Jolly Roger flag from HMS Seraph - which had a crucial role in the mission known as 'Operation Mincemeat' - has emerged, 70 years after the famous event.
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First ever sepia photos of Scottish landmarks emerge for sale

First ever sepia photos of Scottish landmarks emerge for sale | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The pictures, by David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson, include one of Scott Monument (shown here), Edinburgh, and are expected to sell for tens of thousands of pounds.
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Dickens' London brought to life

Dickens' London brought to life | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The book, Street Life in London, shows how ordinary Londoners lived towards the end of the 19th century. Compiled by Scottish photograph pioneer John Thomson and radical journalist Adolphe Smith
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Photographer toured Britain snapping 170 pictures of shepherd's huts

Photographer toured Britain snapping 170 pictures of shepherd's huts | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Agricultural expert David Morris, 50, from Somerton, Somerset, has travelled thousands of miles indulging his passion for the humble huts.
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