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Battle of Kohima

Battle of Kohima

The battle was the turning point of the Japanese U Go offensive against British forces in north-east India. It was fought in three stages around the town of Kohima, and has been referred to as the ...

Event, Armed Forces

1 memorial

Zeppelin raid - Burgess Park

Zeppelin raid - Burgess Park

A German Zeppelin dropped a 300-pound ordnance bomb, known as an ‘aerial torpedo’, on to the corner of Calmington and Albany Roads. 12 people were killed, and three policemen risked their lives in ...

Event, Tragedy, War Memorial WW1

1 memorial

Harrow rail crash

Harrow rail crash

A rare three-train crash which resulted in the death of 112 people and more than 300 injured. Contributory factors: a foggy morning rush hour; one train unusually full due to a previous cancellatio...

Event, Tragedy

3 memorials

Ladbroke Grove rail disaster / Paddington rail crash

Ladbroke Grove rail disaster / Paddington rail crash

Also referred to as the Paddington rail crash. At 8.06am, a Thames train bound for Bedwyn in Wiltshire left Paddington station. Two minutes later, as it sped along at 41mph, it went through a signa...

Event, Tragedy, Transport

2 memorials

Princess Alice disaster

Princess Alice disaster

London's worst peacetime disaster. The Princess Alice was a passenger paddle steamer, making what was called a 'moonlight trip', from Swan Pier near London Bridge to the former Rosherville Pleasure...

Event, Tragedy, Transport

3 memorials

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