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Canada’s Ram II Medium Tank: After Suffering D-Day Losses This ‘Battering Ram’ Saved the Day

Sometimes lost in the celebratory telling of the 1940 rescue of British forces from Dunkirk’s beaches is the devastating amount ...
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How Asian Americans United to Free a Wrongfully Convicted Prisoner from Death Row

In 1974, Chol Soo Lee, a Korean immigrant in his early 20s, was accused and wrongfully convicted of a gangland ...
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China’s Overlooked Role in World War II

More than two years before German tanks blitzed Poland and four years before the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, what some ...
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A Brief History of Dentistry and Oral Health, Part 2

As promised, part two covers dental chairs and amalgams, as well as support careers in dental medicine, and a bit ...
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A Brief History of Dentistry and Oral Health, Part 2

As promised, part two covers dental chairs and amalgams, as well as support careers in dental medicine, and a bit ...
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It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s … A UFO? 3 Far Out Historical Sightings of Unidentified Flying Objects

Are we alone? Are we living in a real “Twilight Zone?” Up until recently, UFO chasers and alien enthusiasts may ...
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30 Knights Paused a War — to Fight a Battle Royale Death Match

On March 26, 1351, in the Duchy of Brittany in western France, two teams of knights, squires and men-at-arms faced ...
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30 Knights Paused a War — to Fight a Battle Royale Death Match

On March 26, 1351, in the Duchy of Brittany in western France, two teams of knights, squires and men-at-arms faced ...
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What Is NATO, and Why Is Russia Afraid of It?

In response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the leaders of Finland and Sweden announced their official move to apply to ...
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What Is NATO, and Why Is Russia Afraid of It?

In response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the leaders of Finland and Sweden announced their official move to apply to ...
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Episode 195: A New Bronze Man

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. A note on notes: We’d much rather you just ...
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Algeria’s rebel footballers

During Algeria's War of Independence, a group of Algerian players secretly left their clubs in France to form their own ...
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The Algerians who fought for France

More than 200,000 Algerians fought for France during the war of independence, becoming known as Harkis. After Algeria's independence in ...
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Algeria – The Massacre in Paris

During their country's War of Independence, Algerian fighters from the FLN also targeted the French mainland, killing police officers in ...
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The War in Algeria – a French soldier’s experience

In the late 1950s a young Frenchman, who now goes by the name Ted Morgan, was conscripted to fight for ...
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Algeria’s Milk Bar Bomber

Zohra Drif was 21 years old when she planted a bomb that exploded at a busy ice-cream parlour in Algiers ...
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The battle for Kinder Scout

It's 90 years since hundreds of walkers organised a mass trespass on a mountain in the English Peak District called ...
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Iranian revolution: The Kurdish uprising

The story of a boy caught up in the forgotten war for Kurdish autonomy in Iran in 1979. During the ...
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Britain’s Soviet spy scandal

In 1971 during the Cold War, the UK expelled 90 Soviet diplomats suspected of spying. They'd been allowed into Britain ...
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Women’s rights in Basra

In 2006 after the US-led invasion of Iraq, women in the southern city of Basra were persecuted by militant Islamists ...
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Genius or Madness?

"Great wits are sure to madness near allied, and thin partitions do their bounds divide" (Dryden). There often seems to be a link between creativity and mental illness. Many great ...
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Early Christianity and Today: some shared questions

The Most Reverend and Right Honorable the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury discusses and dissolves the assumptions and accusations that the early Christian Church sometimes has to face. In doing so, ...
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Seminar: The British and American Constitutions

New York University in London jointly with Gresham College An opportunity to discuss in depth some issues raised at the public lecture on 16 Aril 2008. This event will be ...
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Leadership and Change: Prime Ministers in the Post-War World – Blair

Professor The Lord Giddens Response by Professor Vernon Bogdanor CBE FBA This is a part of the series Leadership and Change: Prime Ministers in the Post-War World. The other lectures ...
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Panel Discussion: Why Macroeconomics Needs A Rethink

A panel discussion including questions to panel members from the audience. The panel includes: John Greenwood George Tait Professor Richard Werner And is chaired by Alderman Professor Michael Mainelli The ...
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After Iraq: Shall we ever Intervene again? – Lord Ashdown KBE

The former leader of the Liberal Democrats, the Rt Hon Lord Ashdown KBE, recently stood down as the International Communities' High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina. During his time there, ...
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Britten and Auden: Inventive Days, inebriated nights at 7 Middagh Street, Brooklyn

In 1936, Britten and Auden established a friendship and creative partnership whilst working at the GPO film unit in Blackheath, London, producing iconic films such as "Night Mail." With war ...
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Haydn in London – The Enlightenment and Revolution

Haydn was the most famous composer of his day. By the time he visited London in 1791-95, he was a celebrity courted by the monarchy and his music was widely ...
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Gresham’s Law in Economics: Background to the Crisis

Sir Thomas Gresham said that "bad money drives out good". In Economics, bad theory has driven out good. This fact shaped the decisions of bankers and regulators and thus serves ...
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