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Tag: history

  • Tuesday, August 21st 2018 - 08:59 UTC

    Prague 1968: “Socialism with a human face” squashed by 200.000 Soviet and Warsaw Pact troops

    The occupying forces with their tanks eventually totaled 500.000. “Operation Danube” was the largest military mobilization in Europe since the end of WW II

    More than 200,000 Soviet and Warsaw Pact troops invaded Czechoslovakia overnight from August 20 to 21, 1968, to halt a blossoming political and cultural liberalization, bringing an abrupt end to the Prague Spring and tightening the Kremlin's grip.

  • Friday, February 2nd 2018 - 19:49 UTC

    South Georgia celebrated on 17 January “Possession Day”

    Portrait of Captain James Cook, by John Webber (BBC)

    On 17th January 1775 a small party of men landed on a beach beneath snowy peaks and tumbling glaciers. In charge was an officer by the name of James Cook; the British Flag was planted, a volley of musket shot was fired, and the land was claimed for His Britannic Majesty. Cook named the bay in which he landed Possession Bay. On the 17th January 2018 (and every year) South Georgia marked ‘Possession Day’ with a bank holiday and reception at Government House.

  • Thursday, April 28th 2011 - 18:09 UTC

    How do Falklands and Argentina youngsters learn about history of their countries

     The research project is headed by Dr Matt Benwell from the Department of Geography at the University of Liverpool<br />

    A British university research project is being conducted which will examine how youth from the Falkland Islands (or the Islas Malvinas as defined in Argentina) and Argentina learn about the history of their territories and nation-state. The study will also reflect on the perspectives of youth in the region regarding the ongoing tensions between the UK and Argentina.