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Miracle On Ice

‘Eleven seconds, you’ve got ten seconds. Morrow, up to Silk. Five seconds left in the game. Do you believe in miracles?!? YES!!!’   Lauded by Sports Illustrated as the Top Sporting Moment of the 20th Century’ the Miracle on Ice … Continue reading

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Would you have dropped the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?

Following the detonation of ‘Little Boy’ 1000 feet above the centre of Hiroshima on 6th August 1945 the city became engulfed in a firestorm of biblical proportions. The river became a boiling inferno into which people whose skin had melted … Continue reading

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How close we came to nuclear war – The Cuban Missile Crisis

Lying quietly in deep international waters close to Cuba, the Soviet submarine B59 came under attack by American depth charges. The furious officers scrambled to activate their key weapon as their instructions were clear – if provoked, launch your nuclear … Continue reading

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The Fall of the Berlin Wall

On a balmy July evening in a field by a cycle track outside East Berlin, Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band played to a heaving crowd of 300,000. After thumping out his classics to the adoring masses, he delivered in … Continue reading

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Why the Berlin Wall was built

Just after midnight on 13th August 1961 a tired army of soldiers and construction workers crept along the streets silently laying barbed wire trying not to waken those enjoying their slumber. Berliners awoke the next morning to not only a … Continue reading

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Sayyid Qutb – The Intellectual Godfather of Al Qaeda

During the Cold War the world was easily identified into two blocks – capitalists and communists, each led by a superpower in America and the Soviet Union. Each society was based around it’s own philosophy and both competed in the … Continue reading

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