First Anderson Shelter: 25th February 1939

Anderson Shelter's

The Anderson Shelter was a low cost air-raid shelter that was developed in Great Britain. It was named after Sir John Anderson, who had overall responsibility for preparing air-raid precautions in the eventuality of war. The first Anderson Shelter was constructed in Islington, London. The Anderson Shelter was designed in 1938 by William Paterson and … Read more

Battle of Kut, 24th February 1917

Soldiers of the British Indian Army receiving inoculations, Mesopotamia 1916

Battle of Kut 24th February 1917. From Sir Fredrick Maude’s Despatches. While the crossing at Shumran was proceeding, Lieut.-Gen. Cobbe had secured the third and fourth lines at Sannaiyat. Bombing parties occupied the fifth line later, and work was carried on all night making roads across the maze of trenches for the passage of artillery … Read more

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How and when did Richard Duke of Gloucester become King Richard III?

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