Saturday, 16 February, 2019

Tag: Historical

In The Shadow Of Red October

In The Shadow Of Red October

In The Shadow Of Red October. The Russian Revolution of 1917 was one of the most explosive political events of the twentieth century. It was a pair of revolutions which dismantled the Romanov Tsarist imperial rule and led to the creation of the Soviet Union. The February Revolution (March 1917) was a revolution focused around Petrograd (now Saint

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Medieval Treasure Bindings

Medieval Treasure Bindings

Medieval Treasure Bindings. These magnificently crafted medieval books are to be judged strictly by their covers. There are treasures to be found inside many medieval manuscripts, from pointing hands to menageries of misshapen animals and sword-wielding rabbits. But in rare instances, there is actual treasure as well. Pearls, diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, and precious metals adorn

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The Untold Human History Of The Galapagos

The Untold Human History Of The Galapagos

The Untold Human History Of The Galapagos. The Galápagos Islands (official name: Archipiélago de Colón), part of the Republic of Ecuador, are an archipelago of volcanic islands distributed on either side of the Equator in the Pacific Ocean surrounding the centre of the Western Hemisphere, 906 km (563 mi) west of continental Ecuador. The islands are known for their vast number of endemic species and were studied by Charles

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Dunkirk's Darkest Hour

Dunkirk’s Darkest Hour

Dunkirk’s Darkest Hour. The Dunkirk evacuation (code-named Operation Dynamo), also known as the Miracle of Dunkirk, was the evacuation of Allied soldiers from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk, France, between 26 May and 4 June 1940, during World War II. The operation was decided upon when large numbers of British, French, Belgian, and Canadian troops were cut off

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