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North American T-6 Harvards on display in Luanda

Harvards in Angola

Two North American T-6 Harvard training aircraft at Angola's Museu Nacional de História Militar in Luanda

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Five questions about British castles – Quick Quiz

British castles are bursting at the seams with intriguing stories. (Perhaps that's why so many of their walls have come down!) Here's a Quick Quiz about five of them.

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Author Murray Watson with his book front cover on T-shirt

Privileged information reveals expats were asked to be spies

"Interviewees’ testimonies bring historical interpretations to life. Recorded life stories are intensely private, often funny, and occasionally heartbreaking. Many of the English-born immigrant interviewees with whom we spent time talked frankly about their fears, expectations, and family separation anxieties." Author Murray Watson looks at some of the rich data—and some of the surprises!—that social historians can unearth when they ask people to tell their own story.

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When wireless was something you listened to

Ray Evans waxes lyrical about the time when a 3½-inch floppy was something personal you didn't want to talk about.

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Five questions about Edwardian farming – Quick Quiz

How much do you know about farming in Edwardian Britain - the last generation of farmers before the tractors came? Maybe not much, but why not have a go at our quick quiz and find out? It's a fascinating subject!

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