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John Douglas Slim, son of General Slim. 2nd viscount. 1944 joined the army. 1971 made President of the Burma Star Association.
Person, Politics & Administration
Artist and cartoonist. Born Cambridge and studied art. In WW2 at the start of 1942 he was in the Royal Engineers in Singapore which fell to the Japanese and he was taken prisoner and spent the rest...
Newspaper. Started as a 24 page monthly publication costing 1d (about 0.5p). In 1881 it was taken over by Tom William Thornton, who published it weekly. Became a campaigning vehicle which informed ...
Media, Journalism / Publishing
At this time post offices were 10-a-penny (cheaper than the stamps they sold, ha ha) but airmail post offices were rare as hens' teeth, since airmail did not exist - the only way to send a letter b...
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Born: 17/8/1887, 130 years ago
Person, Politics & Administration, Race Issues, Jamaica, USA
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12,210 brave WW1 seamen remembered on the monument at Tower Hill.
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