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Why the Virgin Queen wasn't really pale and interesting: Paint tests of portrait show Elizabeth I had rosy red cheeks

Why the Virgin Queen wasn't really pale and interesting: Paint tests of portrait show Elizabeth I had rosy red cheeks | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Scientists at the National Portrait Gallery claim our image of the monarch as pale and austere comes after her numerous portraits have faded, losing their pink touch.
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'Watch your talk for his sake': Immaculate collection of World War Two posters found in chest of drawers

'Watch your talk for his sake': Immaculate collection of World War Two posters found in chest of drawers | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The immaculate posters were packed away at the end of war in 1945 and were only discovered when the seller, from London, cleared out his garage.
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Hell doesn't describe those beaches, Nurse: Concluding our deeply moving D-Day series, how the scale of the casualties horrified even a war-hardened Britain

Hell doesn't describe those beaches, Nurse: Concluding our deeply moving D-Day series, how the scale of the casualties horrified even a war-hardened Britain | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
As we prepare to honour the sacrifice on the Normandy beaches this Friday, a hauntingly evocative new book The Silent Day captures the unfolding turmoil of D-Day through the eyes of the ordinary Britons back home.
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D-Day veterans gather to see the boat used by Churchill and Eisenhower

D-Day veterans gather to see the boat used by Churchill and Eisenhower | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The historic day is being recreated on the Normandy beaches in tribute to those who waded or parachuted onto French soil on June 6, 1944.
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Girl raised with giants: Stalin, Chaplin, Lawrence - she met them all

Girl raised with giants: Stalin, Chaplin, Lawrence - she met them all | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Mary Soames led an amazing life. The youngest child of Sir Winston Churchill, she grew up surrounded by some of the most famous men in the world.
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Judy the dog of war whose sixth sense saved hundreds of British lives

Judy the dog of war whose sixth sense saved hundreds of British lives | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Judy stopped barking only once planes had dwindled into an invisible speck on the horizon, and heard them long before they reached human ears — almost uncannily sensing that they equalled danger.
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Million Short: A Different Kind of Search Engine

Million Short: A Different Kind of Search Engine | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
A review of the Million Short Search Engine for genealogy.
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Photographs that capture how France was devastated 70 years ago

Photographs that capture how France was devastated 70 years ago | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
With the anniversary of the Normandy Landings approaching next week, Getty Images have created a striking juxtaposition of the scenes in 1944 and 2014.
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Incredible photos reveal London's transformation over 200 years

Incredible photos reveal London's transformation over 200 years | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The images appear in a new exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands and include a rare calotype by William Henry Fox Talbot.
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Historic photos of a 3,000km bike ride from Adelaide to Darwin

Historic photos of a 3,000km bike ride from Adelaide to Darwin | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
One hundred years ago today, 21-year-old Edward 'Ryko' Reichenbach broke the record for the fastest person to cycle from Adelaide to Darwin, completing the journey in just 28 days.
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Newest Genealogy Records

Newest Genealogy Records | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Newest genealogy records available on the internet.
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Geographic profiling pinpoints street where Jack the Ripper lived

Geographic profiling pinpoints street where Jack the Ripper lived | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
A former Canadian police officer combined geographical profiling and computer models to pinpoint Ripper's address in Whitechapel, East London (pictured in 1902).
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Chaos of D-Day revealed in images from RAF reconnaissance planes

Chaos of D-Day revealed in images from RAF reconnaissance planes | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Ships carrying allied troops are seen arriving at Sword beach in Normandy on June 6, 1944 in this photograph released to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day.
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The day the country held its breath: Enthralling new book captures the nerve-shredding tension of the build-up to D-Day - from the unique perspective of ordinary Britons at home

The day the country held its breath: Enthralling new book captures the nerve-shredding tension of the build-up to D-Day - from the unique perspective of ordinary Britons at home | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
On June 6 1944, the Allied forces launched a vast military operation in Normandy, France, which changed the course of the Second World War.
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Insight into life in Australia's migrant hostels after WWII

Insight into life in Australia's migrant hostels after WWII | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
A new photographic exhibition features 50 images of migrant hostels across Australia. A Place to Call Home? Migrant Hostel Memories will be on display until September 30 at The National Archives in Canberra.
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Haunted by the horrors of D-Day: Then and now - the heroes of Overlord

Haunted by the horrors of D-Day: Then and now - the heroes of Overlord | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The passage of 70 years may have taken its toll in other ways. But it has done nothing to dull their memories or dim their pride.
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Honour fit for the clan chief Lord and Mad Piper of D-Day: New statue

Honour fit for the clan chief Lord and Mad Piper of D-Day: New statue | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
A bronze statue of Shimi Lovat standing at ease in his battledress was unveiled in a poignant ceremony.
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Rrare color footage filmed by director shows WW2's final days

Rrare color footage filmed by director shows WW2's final days | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES: Extremely rare color footage of World War 2 filmed by Oscar winning director George Stevens that shows the final days of World War Two has been released.
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Those were the days: From England’s pubs to Sheffield’s steel industry and preparations for war - film archive reveals how life was in 1930s and 40s Britain

Those were the days: From England’s pubs to Sheffield’s steel industry and preparations for war - film archive reveals how life was in 1930s and 40s Britain | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
New images in the film archive, unveiled by the British Council (BC) today, reveal what life was like in Britain during 1930s and 40s.
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Richard III to be laid to rest at Leicester Cathedral

Richard III to be laid to rest at Leicester Cathedral | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
High Court judges said it was time to give the monarch a 'dignified burial' after a legal battle with the Plantagenet Alliance.
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