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How a team of intrepid inventors and a young Winston Churchill gave birth to the tank.
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Here's five fascinating facts about the 1588 naval mission that might have sailed by you.
Lusty, passionate, prone to violent outbursts and perhaps fond of dabbling in drugs.
In 1940, the Nazis drew up unusual and downright terrifying invasion plans for Britain.
The Allies had daredevil pilots in World War One. Here are four you need to know about…
Meet four curious cases that made the headlines.
There's far more to Prince Philip than many people realise.
Well over a century later, the story of the Sandringham Company still beguiles experts.
They survived the war and would go onto re-shape politics, pop culture and literature.
British reporters risked their lives to cover the Great War
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It should have been one of the greatest races of all time. Instead, it became a bloodbath.
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