WWII

Khan-Plaque

Spies of WWII commemorated with blue plaques

Noor Inayat Khan and Christine Granville both came to Britain immediately before the war broke out and served in their adopted home country’s Special Operations Executive (SOE).

Henoch

War Athletes: Lilli Henoch

Henoch displayed a natural all-around talent in several sports, making her future accomplishments even more impressive, considering the few opportunities available for female athletes at the time.

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BEHIND THE IMAGE: Churchill visits the docks

In the Second World War, the dockyards and riverside factories of London’s East End were essential to the country’s struggle against the Nazis. But this also made them a key target for enemy attack.

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Okinawa: Endgame in the Pacific

From the beginning, Okinawa challenged expectations. The landing was supposed to be the bloodiest of the war so far. The 182,000 troops riding aboard the 1,300-ship fleet heading for Okinawa were prepared for the worst – many had been warned that their commanders expected to lose eight in every ten men in the coming battle.

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