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Short Histories

Bite sized chunks of interesting, important and inspiring history that deserves to be remembered and explored.


The Princess Alice Disaster

A little known story of a passenger ship that sunk in the River Thames in 1878, taking over 650 people to a filthy, watery grave  more  

The Enigma Heroes

Alan Turing and his colleagues at Bletchley would have struggled to break the German enigma codes without the heroic actions of three British sailors - two of whom made the ultimat...  more