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Cartoon rat with a suitcase

An untold story about Churchill, expats, rats, and a sinking ship

‘One of the great untold stories of the post-World War II years was the exodus of young British emigrants. Such was the scale of population loss that wartime leader Winston Churchill appealed to those wishing to depart Blighty’s war-torn shores “to stay here and fight it out”. And, in a fit of pique according to reports in the Daily Express, Churchill accused these expats of being ‘rats leaving a sinking ship”.’ Murray Watson reflects on some of the reasons why so many Britons chose to leave the victorious UK.

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King of Scots, mounted, in full armour

Five questions about Scotland – Quick Quiz

Scotland's been in the news a lot this month, what with the #indyref and everything. But how much do you know about the nation's history? Take our Quick Quiz and find out!

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The Grand Thermae at Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli near Rome

Five Questions about ancient Rome – Quick Quiz

There are some great TV shows and films about ancient Rome and the Romans, but how much do you actually know about them? Try our quiz and find out!

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Simplon Tunnel, Italian (southern) entrance

Five questions about tunnels – Quick Quiz

There's more to tunnels than meets the eye - and not just because they're under cover! Here's five questions about these engineering marvels.

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Chocolate Guinness cake on display

Five questions about cakes – Quick Quiz

Cakes are a big part of the British culinary repertoire, so here's five questions all about one of the nation's favourite treats!

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