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There might be only two great stories written by the autocratic hands of nature during my generation. That 20th May 1947 eclipse was the first of its kind. Church bells churned through the air as souls thronged to church praying and waiting to be saved. Oh, we thought that was…

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Who were the Moors?

Who were the Moors?
The "dark ages". Why is it called the dark ages? I will get back to that, but first to the topic at hand which is identification of the people known historically as the "Moors".In the seventh century, the Arabs had spread across Northern Africa and…

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Rewriting history - The ultimate privilege 

Rewriting history - The ultimate privilege 
The BBC has published a story that discusses the support of the Russian government for a World War 2 movie based on a "Communist myth". The movie, Panfilov's 28 Men, tells the story of 28 Red Army soldiers outnumbered by invading German soldiers but fighting on…

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Learning History

Learning History
History is very important to me. It's not the most important thing, eating and sleeping have to fit in somewhere at the top of the list after all, but it is very important to me. I don't know if it's a genetic thing (my dad's a huge history buff) or…

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For Pio

A history series.#1 – Pio da Gama PintoHow did you feel when you woke up on 21 February 1965? Were you excited about the day? Did you feel lazy? Were you craving something? What did you want to eat? Did you turn your head, as you sat in the car…

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For Pio II

To PioFrom an observerEarly 1965The day will seem a normal one. Your baby will be in the backseat, you in the front, and your murderer(s) will be somewhere near you.  I do not know what they will be thinking in the seconds before you get in the car…

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