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Wartime drawings to be displayed at Scottish Gallery

Wartime drawings to be displayed at Scottish Gallery | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
BLACK and white drawings and etchings by a Scottish artist, who was serving on the front line during the First World War at the time, are going on display after being kept under wraps for the best part of a century.
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Abandoned hospital that nursed Hitler back to health after he was shot

Abandoned hospital that nursed Hitler back to health after he was shot | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
In 1916, Adolf Hitler recuperated at Beelitz-Heilstätten hospital after being shot at the Battle of the Somme. Now, some of the buildings feel like a ghost town.
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Car park’s cutting-edge evidence used to restage the death of Richard III - as it really happened

Car park’s cutting-edge evidence used to restage the death of Richard III - as it really happened | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The “Crookback King” has been despatched on stages around the world for more than 400 years to Richmond’s merciless cry: “The day is ours, the bloody dog is dead.”
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'Pristine' Roman sculpture dating back 1,900 years unearthed in London

'Pristine' Roman sculpture dating back 1,900 years unearthed in London | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Experts from the Museum of London Archaeology said the sculpture of the bird clasping a serpent, found close to the Tower of London, was almost unrecognisable when it was found.
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Kristallnacht

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US Holocaust Memorial Museum is using Pinterest, an online pinboard to collect and share what inspires you.
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Jet engine blueprints drawn expected to fetch £30,000 at auction

Jet engine blueprints drawn expected to fetch £30,000 at auction | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The archive of 220 drawings, blueprints and letters that detail the development of the engine, will be sold at Bonhams auction house in London on November 12.
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Are phenakistoscopes the Victorian version of Vine?

Are phenakistoscopes the Victorian version of Vine? | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The phenakistoscope, invented by a Belgian physicist, was a predecessor to the flip book. The animations it created used still images to make moving pictures.
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Incredible collection of photographs charting a century of shipwrecks

Incredible collection of photographs charting a century of shipwrecks | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The collection of images were taken by four generations of the Gibson family over 130 years and document the wrecks of more than 200 ships.
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Classic car so old owner has no idea what make or model it is could sell for £160,000 at auction

Classic car so old owner has no idea what make or model it is could sell for £160,000 at auction | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The top speed is 35mph, there are hundreds of thousands of miles on the clock, and the body is so old it is not clear what make it actually is.
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World's first English newspaper expected to fetch £15,000 when auctioned 350 years after it was published

World's first English newspaper expected to fetch £15,000 when auctioned 350 years after it was published | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The first edition of The Oxford Gazette, published on November 7, 1665, at a time when London was in the grip of the devastating bubonic plague, is expected to fetch £15,000 when auctioned in Ludlow, Shropshire.
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The early 20th century criminals who targeted railway stations

The early 20th century criminals who targeted railway stations | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The British Transport Police's History Group has published mug shots of those frequently caught stealing at stations across the country.
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Return to the asylum: Haunting images of abandoned mental hospital

Return to the asylum: Haunting images of abandoned mental hospital | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
St John's Asylum in Lincolnshire was known for its electric shock treatment - and rife with stories about inmates committing suicide in their padded cells.
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Haunting interviews with WWI veterans to be heard for the first time

Haunting interviews with WWI veterans to be heard for the first time | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
First World War veterans ask why soldiers 'went for each other, like mad dogs' in never-before-seen interviews shown to mark the anniversary of the conflict.
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Auschwitz-Birkenau - Informing the world about Auschwitz

Auschwitz-Birkenau - Informing the world about Auschwitz | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Official site of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and State Museum
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How lonely soldiers proposed to women they had never met during WWI

How lonely soldiers proposed to women they had never met during WWI | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Young women were encouraged to write to servicemen fighting on the front line to kindle relationships - and some eventually led to marriage.
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Explore the shipwreck of Mary Celeste on Google Street View

Explore the shipwreck of Mary Celeste on Google Street View | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The wreck was catalogued using images from the Catlin Seaview Survey and allows computer users to browse the remains of the ship without getting wet.
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Telegram that spelled end of 'A Bridge Too Far' battle

Telegram that spelled end of 'A Bridge Too Far' battle | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The desperate message was sent from the front line saying that, unless there were reinforcements on the way, the operation - brainchild of British Army chief Bernard Montgomery (pictured) - would fail.
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Auschwitz Memorial / Muzeum Auschwitz

Auschwitz Memorial / Muzeum Auschwitz | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The Auschwitz Memorial preserves two parts of the former German Nazi Concentration and...
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Underground reservoir which provided drinking supplies for 108 years

Underground reservoir which provided drinking supplies for 108 years | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The Back Lane reservoir at Clayton-le-Woods, near Chorley, Lancashire will be demolished to make way for 14 new homes.
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Behind the scenes at Christian Dior in the 1950s

Behind the scenes at Christian Dior in the 1950s | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The photographs are the work of society photographer Mark Shaw who died in 1969. The images are part of a new book, out next month.
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Cannibal horror of the sailors shipwrecked by the real Moby Dick: Two new films reveal the TRUE story - and how the victims drew lots to decide who to eat first

Cannibal horror of the sailors shipwrecked by the real Moby Dick: Two new films reveal the TRUE story - and how the victims drew lots to decide who to eat first | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Captain George Pollard, of the whaling ship Essex, and Charles Ramsdell, a young sailor, were found bobbing on a boat in the Pacific Ocean.
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How the SAS of Dad's Army planned to sabotage Nazi invasion of Britain

How the SAS of Dad's Army planned to sabotage Nazi invasion of Britain | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
A collection of artefacts belonging to Louis Pugh, of the deadly Auxiliary Unit of the Home Guard, is now up for auction.
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Thought nothing could be worse than getting killed in the trenches? A haunting book lays bare, as never before, the blood-soaked days when the wounded envied the dead

Thought nothing could be worse than getting killed in the trenches? A haunting book lays bare, as never before, the blood-soaked days when the wounded envied the dead | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Historian Emily Mayhew's book recounts the horrible fate of the men whose bodies were torn apart in the First World War - and the people who tired to treat them.
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Cannibalism, orgies and suckling demons: Witchcraft in art

Cannibalism, orgies and suckling demons: Witchcraft in art | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
From the Weird Sisters of Shakespeare's Macbeth to the Pendle Witch Trials of 1612, they have left a fascinating artistic legacy.
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The pain of realising it's too late to ask your father his life story

The pain of realising it's too late to ask your father his life story | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
'At the point in my life where I am most interested in learning about my family history, my father is increasingly too ill to pass on his stories,' says Mandy Appleyard.
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