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Bodyguard the young Princess Elizabeth never forgot: Queen to honour army officer who died aged 25 during the last week of Second World War

Bodyguard the young Princess Elizabeth never forgot: Queen to honour army officer who died aged 25 during the last week of Second World War | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Lieutenant Robin Tudsbery was one of the selected few members of the Royal Horse Guards assigned to guard the Royal family during World War II but tragically died just days before the German surrender.
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Navy ditches toast to 'wives and sweethearts' for the first time in 200 years because there are now so many women at sea

Navy ditches toast to 'wives and sweethearts' for the first time in 200 years because there are now so many women at sea | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Rule change branded 'an unnecessary genuflection in the name of PC-manship' by former Chief of the Defence Staff Admiral Lord Boyce.
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Medal belonging to little-known WW1 cargo ship skipper who sank first German U-boat by ramming into it surfaces after 98 years

Medal belonging to little-known WW1 cargo ship skipper who sank first German U-boat by ramming into it surfaces after 98 years | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Captain John Bell (pictured) rammed his steamship into a German submarine when it fired a torpedo at his cargo vessel in the English Channel in 1915.
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Hagar WAS horrible! Historians have tried to portray the Vikings as traders and farmers… but new exhibition proves they were more interested in killing and pillaging

Hagar WAS horrible! Historians have tried to portray the Vikings as traders and farmers… but new exhibition proves they were more interested in killing and pillaging | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Archaeologists behind ‘Viking’, an exhibition at the National Museum of Denmark, have explored the traditional idea of raiders and pillagers, inspiring fear wherever their longboats would take them.
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Astonishing Vietnam War photos reveal the moment U.S. troops unleashed hell on Viet Cong sniper in hills above an Army camp

Astonishing Vietnam War photos reveal the moment U.S. troops unleashed hell on Viet Cong sniper in hills above an Army camp | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
For more than four decades, photographer James Speed Hensinger kept these incredible photographs to himself, not releasing them to the public until now.
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George W. Bush’s great-great-great-great-grandfather was a slave trader

George W. Bush’s great-great-great-great-grandfather was a slave trader | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Historical evidence has been uncovered that shows former U.S. Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush have a direct link to the slave trade.
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Mugshots of mobsters in 1930s New York found in private diaries of detective now up for auction

Mugshots of mobsters in 1930s New York found in private diaries of detective now up for auction | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The personal files of a New York City Police Department detective are up for auction. Eugene Canevari served with New York's Finest for 24 years including the 1930s.
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'Having so much fun!' The 97-year-old message in a bottle that details 1900s Michiganers' trip to the fair found by diver

'Having so much fun!' The 97-year-old message in a bottle that details 1900s Michiganers' trip to the fair found by diver | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
A Michigan diver who found an unread message in a bottle that was written almost 100 years ago is hoping to trace the authors' descendants.
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Inside an abandoned psychiatric hospital: The haunting remains of a life in incarceration from clothes and toys buried under 40 years of filth

Inside an abandoned psychiatric hospital: The haunting remains of a life in incarceration from clothes and toys buried under 40 years of filth | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
These eerie images show the inside of Building 25 at Creedmoor Psychiatric Center in Queens, New York once a haven for the city’s cast-out mentally ill which has been left abandoned for nearly 40 years.
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Medal belonging to explorer who never forgave himself for failing to rescue Scott of the Antarctic after coming within 12 miles of his stranded team goes on sale for £30,000

Medal belonging to explorer who never forgave himself for failing to rescue Scott of the Antarctic after coming within 12 miles of his stranded team goes on sale for £30,000 | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Apsley Cherry-Garrard (pictured) was haunted for the rest of his life by not being able reach Robert Scott and his team as they perished on their return journey from the South Pole.
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The importance of Anne Frank | Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Last week was Anne Frank's 84th birthday, and the anniversary of the first post in the diary that made her a household name.
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Another lost President Lincoln document found, this time on a closet shelf - the second in a week

Another lost President Lincoln document found, this time on a closet shelf - the second in a week | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Retiring President of Pennsylvania's Lycoming College was cleaning out his office closet when he stumbled on a historical document that had been lost for years.
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'We are fighting until the last but I'm afraid the end is threatening closer and closer': Despairing words of Hitler's bride Eva Braun in 'last letters' from beseiged bunker

'We are fighting until the last but I'm afraid the end is threatening closer and closer': Despairing words of Hitler's bride Eva Braun in 'last letters' from beseiged bunker | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
A book published in Germany this week claims to have discovered the farewell letters of Hitler's bride Eva Braun which she wrote to her friend days before committing suicide with the Fuehrer in his Berlin bunker in April 1945.
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Hidden history of homosexuality: New British Museum guide explores past of gay love hidden among its exhibits

Hidden history of homosexuality: New British Museum guide explores past of gay love hidden among its exhibits | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
A Little Gay History draws on objects ranging from ancient Egyptian papyrii containing gay chat up lines to Japanese woodcuts depicting men having sex.
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Mormon Church (LDS) Genealogy / Geneology Records

Mormon Church (LDS) Genealogy / Geneology Records | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Search Mormon Church genealogy records. The LDS church has one of the largest free genealogy record databases available online.
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Baby girl is fifth generation of the same family to be christened in 103-year-old Edwardian gown

Baby girl is fifth generation of the same family to be christened in 103-year-old Edwardian gown | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Five-month-old Evie-Mae Lowe from Church, Lancashire, followed in the footsteps of her father Ryan, grandfather Graham, great-grandmother Margaret and great-great-grandmother Madge to have worn it in the past century.
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The meaning map of America: Missouri is the 'Land of The People With Dugout Canoes' and how Mexico really means 'Navel of the Moon'

The meaning map of America: Missouri is the 'Land of The People With Dugout Canoes' and how Mexico really means 'Navel of the Moon' | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The Atlas of True Names translates some of America's most familiar places into their true meanings.
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A midsummer day's scene: Revellers rise at dawn to celebrate the solstice with drumming and dancing

A midsummer day's scene: Revellers rise at dawn to celebrate the solstice with drumming and dancing | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
By sunset last night, 2,000 people had arrived at the stone circle to begin an overnight vigil. Their numbers swelled before the sun reappeared just before 5am.
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World War Two bomb shelter with space for scores of people found under college car park

World War Two bomb shelter with space for scores of people found under college car park | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Workmen were knocking down an unwanted boiler house in the grounds of the former Keighley College building in Keighley, West Yorkshire, when they came across the historical find.
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Congratu-lotions! One of the oldest pharmacies in the UK that once sold leeches in jars and took prescriptions in Latin celebrates its 190th anniversary

Congratu-lotions! One of the oldest pharmacies in the UK that once sold leeches in jars and took prescriptions in Latin celebrates its 190th anniversary | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Topsham Pharmacy near Exeter, Devon, was opened in 1823 by 'chymist and druggist' Marler Troake and nearly 200 years later it is celebrating being one of the oldest pharmacies in the UK.
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The ruins of Normandy: Unpublished color photos taken in northern France in 1944 show the devastating impact of the Allied Force's battle to defeat the Nazis in World War 2

The ruins of Normandy: Unpublished color photos taken in northern France in 1944 show the devastating impact of the Allied Force's battle to defeat the Nazis in World War 2 | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The battle-scared landscapes of Normandy in northwest France are sharply brought into focus in a series of never-before-published color images taken in the aftermath of the D-Day landings on June 6 1944.
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When Helen Keller Confronted The Nazis

When Helen Keller Confronted The Nazis | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The outcry around the world against Nazi book burning included a moving letter from Helen Keller.
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Incredible photographs reveal the hidden world of construction beneath New York's Second Avenue as workers press ahead with the $17billion subway line 'that time forgot'

Incredible photographs reveal the hidden world of construction beneath New York's Second Avenue as workers press ahead with the $17billion subway line 'that time forgot' | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
The MTA recently released pictures of construction on the Second Avenue Subway line. The line is often called 'The Line That Time Forgot' because it has been in development since 1929
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Welcome to America: Poignant black and white pictures show the brutal hardships endured by immigrant families in 19th century New York

Welcome to America: Poignant black and white pictures show the brutal hardships endured by immigrant families in 19th century New York | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
This city of sweat shops, shanty towns and slums is an unrecognizable New York captured as the 19th century wound to a close.
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Historic seven-bed country home of Admiral Lord Nelson's 'kiss me' captain Thomas Hardy goes on sale for £1.5m

Historic seven-bed country home of Admiral Lord Nelson's 'kiss me' captain Thomas Hardy goes on sale for £1.5m | British Genealogy | Scoop.it
Portesham House in Dorset was home to Vice-Admiral Hardy up until 1807, two years after he had sat at Nelson’s deathbed during the Battle of Trafalgar.
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