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House and Heritage 17h
The Pall Mall Gazette reported the sale of the Gopsall Hall estate to Samuel Waring (of Waring & Gillow). 'It may claim a prominent place in the ranks of the of England'. Demolished in 1952
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Patrick Chovanec Aug 12
Aug 5, 1918 - Imperial German Navy Airship Division commander Peter Strasser is killed while flying as an observer on zeppelin raid on London, effectively bringing German airship operations to a halt
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James Bigglesworth 17h
Went like clockwork. Now we wait and practice. The Rescue Flight are not permitted to go over the lines for the next fortnight, until stage 2 of the plan.
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James Bigglesworth 17h
The first stage of the Rescue Flight's plan involved Forty being recaptured so he faked a forced landing.
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John Dabell Aug 20
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House and Heritage Aug 20
. The Barskimming estate was sold. Parts of it were bought by R.J. Dunlop, shipowner, who already owned Barskimming House. Built 1882 for Sir W.F. Miller by James Maitland Wardrop and Charles Reid.
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Tessa Wooldridge Aug 19
Each Monday in 2018, I am tweeting an extract from my grandfather's 1918 World War I diary. This week highlights the heartache of separation and the cheering effect of music.
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James Bigglesworth Aug 17
Raymond reports that high command have permitted the 'Rescue Flight' to be formed.
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Christopher Bakk Aug 16
was fought until the final moments 11/11/18 Check out the cease fire line and other map details. 💯 please share to spread awareness of the approaching 100 year anniversary of
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RAF Museum Aug 16
RT : On this day my father Frank Harris joined the @royalairforceuk
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MFA Russia 🇷🇺 Aug 15
: On Aug 17, the Diplomatic & Courier Service will mark 100 years. Exactly , the People’s Commissariat for Foreign Affairs started a desk responsible for reliable & confidential communication with our missions
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1914-1918-online Aug 14
"The disease spread with devastating rapidity. Everybody was attacked almost at once.” a Royal Navy warship docked in Freetown. Within days, 70% of its population was stricken with "Spanish" . Howard Phillips: Influenza Pandemic (Africa)
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Rajesh Seshadri Aug 14
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BedsLibraries Aug 14
Here's some local news from this week, you can use the in all our libraries on the public computers to search, browse, and even print from over 200 years of local and national newspapers and publications..... great for local history research!
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James Bigglesworth Aug 13
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James Bigglesworth Aug 13
Found Forty but ran into some Germans on the ground...
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James Bigglesworth Aug 13
Found the landing-ground without any trouble.
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Patrick Chovanec Aug 13
Aug 6, 1918 - American recon pilot hands over photographic plates after landing from a mission, to be rushed to development studio by motorcycle, at the Gondreville-sur-Moselle aerodrome in eastern France
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Patrick Chovanec Aug 13
Aug 6, 1918 - Two British soldiers crawling forward under German fire to bring in a third man who has been hit, in the ruins of Albert, northern France
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Patrick Chovanec Aug 13
Aug 6, 1918 - Daylight patrol by British troops in the ruins of Albert, in northern France. Out of the seven soldiers on this patrol, one was killed and three wounded.
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