18SEP 2018
Pearl Harbor Parking

Pearl Harbor Parking

Memorial is the number one visitor destination in Hawaii. Millions of people from all over the world come to this majestic setting to see for themselves where World War II began for the United States on December 7, 1941. World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument Located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, 3, miles from the West Coast of America and 4, miles from Japan…

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14SEP 2018
American Revolutionary War Film

American Revolutionary War Film

Hollywood has often turned to American history for stirring and patriotic historical films, but the War of Independence has proven to be the most difficult period to portray. This is not because the conflict between Britain and the American colonies lacks exciting vignettes: the Boston tea party, the first shots fired at Lexington, the signing of the Declaration of Independence…

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10SEP 2018
Industrial Revolution Innovation

Industrial Revolution Innovation

Britain has a long and proud history as a hotbed of innovation. We led the Industrial Revolution over 200 years ago when scientific leaps and technological innovations brought enormous economic benefits and improvements to living standards. The innovations of that time were responsible for radically re-drawing the roadmap of British manufacturing. Manchester became the world’s first…

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06SEP 2018
Industrial Revolution furniture

Industrial Revolution furniture

Contact information ADDRESS: 21 Frederick Kelly Street, South West Rocks, NSW PHONE: 0499 545 745 OPEN HOURS: Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm, Saturday 9am – 1pm. Note: Best to call before making a special trip because they are sometimes out picking up stock. WEBSITE: theindustrialrevolutionretroshop.com.au or Facebook PRICING: Reasonable to mid-range SHOP ONLINE: Yes Industrial, retro…

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02SEP 2018
World War One begins

World War One begins

World War II began before dawn even had the opportunity to break in September 1939 when German forces tore into Poland. For the better part of the next six years, war consumed the globe. On the 75th anniversary of Germany’s invasion of Poland, look back at the Nazi offensive that launched World War II. At 4:45 a.m. on September 1, 1939, the pre-dawn skies lit up over the Baltic…

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29AUG 2018
France in the American Revolutionary War

France in the American Revolutionary War

French Alliance, French Assistance, and European Diplomacy during the American Revolution, 1778–1782 During the American Revolution, the American colonies faced the significant challenge of conducting international diplomacy and seeking the international support it needed to fight against the British. The single most important diplomatic success of the colonists during the War for…

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25AUG 2018
Events that Happened during the Revolutionary War

Events that Happened during the Revolutionary War

The Battle of Saratoga, comprising two significant battles during September and October of 1, was a crucial victory for the Patriots during the American Revolution and is considered the turning point of the Revolutionary War. The Battle was the impetus for France to enter the war against Britain, re-invigorating Washington’s Continental Army and providing much needed supplies and…

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21AUG 2018
French World War One

French World War One

Introduction to the First World War World War 1 is a military conflict that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918. Also called the Great War, it was mostly centered in Europe on the Franco-German borders. More than 9 million of the combatants were killed, due to the stubbornness of the leading officers and politicians; the new generation of weapons for example…

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17AUG 2018
American Revolutionary War Maps

American Revolutionary War Maps

With the first battles of the American Revolution occurring in the Boston area, one of the most important historical time periods represented in the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center’s pre-20th-century holdings is the American Revolutionary War era, defined broadly as 1750 to 1800. This collection encompasses approximately 900 maps covering Boston and New England, as well as the remainder…

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