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25th October marks 165 years since the Battle of Balaclava

25th October marks 165 years since the Battle of Balaclava, one of the most significant battles during the Crimean war. Witnessing both extreme acts of bravery and military blunders, it was also one of the first ever conflicts captured on film.   As Russian forces launched an attack on Balaclava they were blocked by the […]

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80 years since the declaration of the Second World War

As September 3rd marks 80 years since the declaration of the┬áSecond World War, we are looking at some of our special photographs and objects that we have digitised from our amazing collection. King George VI firing a Bren Light Machine Gun at the Royal Small Arms Factory. British, Enfield , June 2nd, 1940   Pictured […]

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