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Sunday Photo - The Cairo Conference

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On 22 November 1943 the Cairo Conference began, with Chiang Kai-Shek, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill meeting to discuss Allied plans for defeating Japan in World War II...Continue Reading

Sunday Photo - Sherman's March to the Sea

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On 15 November 1864 Union General William Tecumseh Sherman began his famous March to the Sea, leaving behind him the smouldering ruins of Atlanta. His aim was to apply the principles of ‘scorched earth’ warfare in a campaign against the Confederate states, crippling their production capabilities and destroying their supply lines to bring an early end to the war...Continue Reading

Sunday Photo - The Battle of Coronel

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On 1 November 1914 the Royal Navy suffered its first defeat of the First World War, with Graf Maximilian von Spee’s forces securing victory over a squadron led by Rear-Admiral Sir Christopher Cradock at the Battle of Coronel. The British were outnumbered and outgunned, but Cradock was convinced that his orders were to fight to the end...Continue Reading

Sunday Photo - The First Balkan War

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On 18 October Bulgaria declared war on the Ottoman Empire, joining a host of other European countries in the First Balkan War. Overshadowed by the First World War, this conflict saw the Ottomans fighting against the Balkan League (Bulgaria, Greece, Serbia and Montenegro) in a clash that would see the Ottoman Empire lose large portions of its European territories...Continue Reading

Sunday Photo - The Battle of Cape Esperance

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On the night of 11 October 1942 the Japanese had planned an operation to bombard Henderson Field, an important Allied airfield on Guadalcanal...Continue Reading

Sunday Photo - The Spanish Legion

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Today marks the 95th anniversary of the Spanish Legion, an elite unit of the Spanish Army. Since 1920 they have fought in a number of conflicts, including the Rif War, the Spanish Civil War, Iraq and Afghanistan. They are currently engaged in the fight against ISIL...Continue Reading

Sunday Photo - The Battle of Stalingrad

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On 23 August, 1942 German forces reached the outskirts of Stalingrad, marking the start of the Battle of Stalingrad...Continue Reading

Sunday Photo - The Battle of Elands River

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On 16 August 1900 the Battle of Elands River came to an end. A garrison consisting of 500 Australian, Rhodesian, Canadian and British soldiers had been besieged by a force of over 2,000 Boers, facing heavy shelling and small arms fire throughout the attack...Continue Reading
On 28 June 1914 Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg were assassinated. It was an event that would shake Europe and spark the First World War...Continue Reading

Sunday Photo - The Battle of Okinawa

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On the 21 June 1945 the last remnants of Japanese resistance at Okinawa fell, bringing the Battle of Okinawa to a close. The ferocious fighting had lasted for 82 days, and included the largest amphibious assault of the Pacific War, huge kamikaze attacks and an incredible number of soldiers...Continue Reading

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