War - D-Day 40th Anniversary - Utah Beach, Normandy
Heads of State of the Allied countries which took part in the D-Day landings pose together at the ceremony commemorating the 40th anniversary of the landings. Left to right; President Ronald Reagan, Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg, Queen Elizabeth II, President Mitterand, King Baudouin, King Olav, Queen Beatrix and PM Pierre Trudeau of Canada.
Raf Operations Room
The Stirring Events Of1940 are Recalled by Air Chief Marshal Lord Dowding (C) as he Visits the Underground Operations Room of No.11 Group Raf Fighter Command, at Uxbridge, Middlesex, the Controlling Nerve Centre of Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain. the Operations Room has been Reconstructed as it was in 1940 for the Visit by Lord Dowding, who Unveiled a Plaque.
Opening of the war session of Parliament: Boer Crisis
The opening of the war session of Parliament on the 17th October 1899, as the Second Boer War commences. Mr Balfour exclaimed, "We have with use the conscience of the Empire". Date: 1899
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