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And you think YOUR beauty regime's tough! Brutal dimple makers. Terrifying perms. Vintage beauty treatments that will really make your hair curl

And you think YOUR beauty regime's tough! Brutal dimple makers. Terrifying perms. Vintage beauty treatments that will really make your hair curl | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
With procedures such as botox injections and chemical peels one could think that going to extremes for beauty is a modern phenomenon. But it seems that women have always tried the weirdest and wackiest methods.
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Memorial for a hero: Monument to be built in tribute to Drummer Lee Rigby in his home town

Memorial for a hero: Monument to be built in tribute to Drummer Lee Rigby in his home town | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Plans are being drawn up for a 'lasting tribute' to the 25-year-old who was from Middleton in Rochdale, Greater Manchester.
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German court blocks release of secret files on Nazi Holocaust mastermind Adolf Eichmann which would reveal how western spies knew where he fled after the war

German court blocks release of secret files on Nazi Holocaust mastermind Adolf Eichmann which would reveal how western spies knew where he fled after the war | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Eichmann was the chief organiser of the Nazi extermination programme - from his office at Gestapo headquarters in Berlin he organised the railway transports that took six million Jews to their deaths.
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Revealed: The secret report that shows how the Nazis planned a Fourth Reich ...in the EU

Revealed: The secret report that shows how the Nazis planned a Fourth Reich ...in the EU | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
With defeat certain, the SS met industrialists to map out a new fascist order - and an astonishing number of their plans are already reality.
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United States of decay: Images of a forgotten America and the ruins of the 20th century left abandoned across New York and other north eastern states

United States of decay: Images of a forgotten America and the ruins of the 20th century left abandoned across New York and other north eastern states | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
A new collection of photographs showcases some of the abandoned buildings and decaying infrastructure that can be found throughout New York and other northeastern states.
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'It feels like home': Joy of WWII Spitfire pilot, 91, as he returns to the sky 69 years after being shot down and grilled by the Gestapo

'It feels like home': Joy of WWII Spitfire pilot, 91, as he returns to the sky 69 years after being shot down and grilled by the Gestapo | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Retired Jimmy Taylor, 91, from Leeds, West Yorkshire, crash-landed his fighter behind enemy lines in 1944 and was captured and interrogated by the Gestapo, Hitler's feared secret police.
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Gettysburg hero to be granted posthumous Medal of Honor for bravery 150-years after the defining battle of the Civil War

Gettysburg hero to be granted posthumous Medal of Honor for bravery 150-years after the defining battle of the Civil War | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
1st Lt. Alonzo Cushing is set to be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor - the nation's highest military decoration 150-years after his act of bravery on the battlefield of Gettysburg cost him his life.
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Time of change: Remarkable black-and-white pictures from 1960s bring to life historical events and intimate moments from the civil rights era

Time of change: Remarkable black-and-white pictures from 1960s bring to life historical events and intimate moments from the civil rights era | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
On May 25, 1961, renowned documentary photographer Bruce Davidson joined a group of Freedom Riders traveling by bus from Alabama to Mississippi - a perilous journey that resulted in a series of moving images shining a spotlight on the civil rights...
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The '3D' Stereoscopic images of World War One found in Canadian's attic

The '3D' Stereoscopic images of World War One found in Canadian's attic | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
A photography studio in Toronto came across a rare World War I Richard Verascope stereo camera previously owned by the French Army at an estate in Niagara Falls. The camera was in pristine condition and included glass slides taken during battle.
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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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Photos: Ordinary Objects, Extraordinary Stories

Photos: Ordinary Objects, Extraordinary Stories | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
During the Museum’s 20th anniversary national tour, attendees donated more than 200 collections containing ordinary objects with extraordinary stories that will now be preserved for all time.
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Remarkable bravery of schoolteacher who stopped London's West End from being destroyed by unexploded 550lb German bomb during World War Two

Remarkable bravery of schoolteacher who stopped London's West End from being destroyed by unexploded 550lb German bomb during World War Two | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Arthur Merriman risked his life defusing a bomb dropped by the Luftwaffe on London's Regent Street in 1940 and in the process saved countless others.
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Abandoned Montana: Historic Gold Rush town lies empty in all its ghostly glory

Abandoned Montana: Historic Gold Rush town lies empty in all its ghostly glory | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Once home to 10,000 hungry prospectors, each with a golden glint in their eye, the town of Bannack, Montana is now a ghostly shell of its gilded past.
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Victorian space observatory where earliest pictures of the moon were taken is saved for the nation after falling into disrepair

Victorian space observatory where earliest pictures of the moon were taken is saved for the nation after falling into disrepair | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The 'nationally important' building (pictured) on the Penllergare estate, near Swansea, South Wales, was crumbling after years of neglect.
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Unique phone app shows photographs of iconic London locations overlaid with historical views of exact same spots

Unique phone app shows photographs of iconic London locations overlaid with historical views of exact same spots | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Major events from decades and centuries past have been chronicled in a series of stunning and unique images which merge the London of today with its grim and glorious past.
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Final salute for RAF War poet: Military burial for pilot whose remains lay forgotten for 60 years after he was shot down

Final salute for RAF War poet: Military burial for pilot whose remains lay forgotten for 60 years after he was shot down | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The remains of Second World War poet David Raikes (pictured), discovered with his RAF crew in Italy, are to be given funerals with full military honours.
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Glorious photographs capture RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight that pays tribute to airmen who saved us from tyranny of the Nazis

Glorious photographs capture RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight that pays tribute to airmen who saved us from tyranny of the Nazis | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
EXCLUSIVE: The first Battle of Britain Memorial Flight was flown in September 1945 over The Mall in London, and these pictures show how it soon became an annual commemoration.
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Is this the Roman god of the Geordies? North East student discovers 1,800-year-old relic during just his second-ever dig

Is this the Roman god of the Geordies? North East student discovers 1,800-year-old relic during just his second-ever dig | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Undergraduate Alex Kirton, 19, suddenly came across a 1,800-year-old stone head of a Roman God during a dig at Binchester Roman Fort, near Bishop Auckland, Co Durham.
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Neanderthals were a house-proud race who liked creature comforts, cave excavations reveal

Neanderthals were a house-proud race who liked creature comforts, cave excavations reveal | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Meal left-overs from 24,000 years ago helped scientists from Oxford University and the Gibraltar museum to conclude our ancestors used a network of small caves for hunting but returned to a larger base they called home.
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Faces of the American revolution: Amazing early photographs which document some of the heroes of the War for Independence in their later years

Faces of the American revolution: Amazing early photographs which document some of the heroes of the War for Independence in their later years | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
These stunning images are early photographs of some of the men who bravely fought for their country in the Revolutionary War some 237 years ago.
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The ASBO teens of Victorian Britain: How middle-class children terrorised parks by shouting at old ladies, chasing sheep and vandalising trees

The ASBO teens of Victorian Britain: How middle-class children terrorised parks by shouting at old ladies, chasing sheep and vandalising trees | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
It was the golden age when children were supposed to be seen and not heard, but new research carried out by the University of Manchester suggests Britain's youths were every bit as unruly as they are today.
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Unique phone app shows photographs of iconic London locations overlaid with historical views of exact same spots

Unique phone app shows photographs of iconic London locations overlaid with historical views of exact same spots | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Major events from decades and centuries past have been chronicled in a series of stunning and unique images which merge the London of today with its grim and glorious past.
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German court blocks release of secret files on Nazi Holocaust mastermind Adolf Eichmann which would reveal how western spies knew where he fled after the war

German court blocks release of secret files on Nazi Holocaust mastermind Adolf Eichmann which would reveal how western spies knew where he fled after the war | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Eichmann was the chief organiser of the Nazi extermination programme - from his office at Gestapo headquarters in Berlin he organised the railway transports that took six million Jews to their deaths.
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Banished from New York for 30 years: The eerie photos of North Brother Island in the East River - where 'Typhoid Mary' was forced to live in isolation as the nation's first 'healthy carrier' of the...

Banished from New York for 30 years: The eerie photos of North Brother Island in the East River - where 'Typhoid Mary' was forced to live in isolation as the nation's first 'healthy carrier' of the... | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The legend of 'Typhoid Mary' is a dark part of New York City's history. Mary Mallon was the first 'healthy carrier' of typhoid fever in the United States.
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'It was just pure luck': How an overheard conversation helped Holocaust survivor become one of the last Jewish children to escape Nazi Germany

'It was just pure luck': How an overheard conversation helped Holocaust survivor become one of the last Jewish children to escape Nazi Germany | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Leo Metzstein (pictured) has been talking about the Kindertransport scheme which evacuated Jewish children from Germany to England before World War II.
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