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Remembrance Sunday

Lest we forget… http://tinyurl.com/ylklc9w Full details of the Royal British Legion’s Remembrance Sunday Service can be found here:  http://tinyurl.com/yl7lbvo At TOTD we thought it would  be nice to give a special mention to Harry Patch, the last soldier of the

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Battle of Hastings

Today marks the 943rd Anniversary of the Battle of Hastings where William Duke of Normandy invaded and defeated the army of Harold Godwinsson, the last Saxon King of England. William’s conquest of 1066 marked the last time that the British

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Never in the Field of Human Conflict was so Much Owed by so Many to so Few

Today marks the sixty-ninth anniversary of the Battle of Britain where the RAF defeated the Luftwaffe, thus preventing the Nazi invasion of Britain. Here is the Wikipedia entry for the Battle of Britain which has several links to websites and

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Secret Cold War mapping

Today is the start of the Society of Cartographers 45th Annual Summer School, which this year is being hosted by the University of Southampton. In a timely piece of publicity, the Cartographic Unit at Southampton has launched a service that

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Who Doth Thee Thinketh Thou Art?

Although this is Moon Anniversary Week on Thing of the Day, we thought it we’d spend today having a look at what’s going on back on Planet Earth. Yesterday a database went online where you can search for soldiers who

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Field Gun Running

TOTD had the opportunity to see the Navy’s field gun competition once again last weekend.  Still one of the most astonisghingly tough team sports going despite the slight variant that’s now run in place of the old style race. In originates

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First World War Digital Poetry Archive

Based at Oxford University and funded by the JISC, this digital archive is a collection of poetry, prose and other writings by soldiers and people who lived during the First World War. This archive is available to the public and

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1066 And All That

Has anyone ever wondered how the Battle of Hastings would have been presented had the Normans been able to make use of computer animation? Well take a look at this interesting piece I discovered a while ago: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=bDaB-NNyM8o This edited account

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sculpting iwo jima

This has been submitted: http://www.brickartist.com/large-sculptures/iwo-jima-replica.html which invites a question about sculpture: is it sculpture if you’re *building* rather than carving? Whatever it is, it still looks like a labour of love.

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