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Movie Clips Pulp Fiction circa 1994

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1980s 2000s Britain British Comedy Culture Newcastle under Lyme Stoke-on-Trent

Talken News

The village of Talke is in Staffordshire, England, four miles north-west of Newcastle-under-Lyme. There once was a fruit and veg. shop and Post Office called ‘Vince’s.’  This store or typically northerners 1970s con-vience shop was in Unity Way, Talke. Which was, and still is in a rather shabby council estate built in the 1970’s. Full […]

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1940s Asia Culture United States of America War WW2

Total War ~ WWII in the Pacific ~ 1942 ~ 45

Pacific February 1942 – July 1945 Episode 23 – The World At War   Before the start of the war in the Pacific, Japan attacked Peal Harbor, the American military base located on the island of Oahu in Hawaii, because America had stopped trade of oil and other materials to Japan. After this surprise attack, […]

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Veni Vidi Vici ~ I came I saw I conquered Julius Ceasers Failed Invasion of Britannia in 55 BC

Julius Caesar landed in Britain on August 26th, 55 BC. Veni ~ Vidi ~ Vici ?! I came, I saw, I conquered?! He came.., yeah, He saw, too true! But he certainly didn’t conquer us here in the UK! In 55 BC his planned Invasion of what the Romans called ‘Britannia’ Julius Ceaser completely failed to invade […]

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1940s Africa Britain Culture War WW2

Rommel, Monty and the Battle of El Alamein ~ November, 1942

Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning. Sir Winston Churchill ~ November, a very famous WW2 quote after victory for the British in The Second battle of El Alamein in Egypt during the North African campaign. The British General […]

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1940s 1970s WW2

The World at War

The World at War is probably, in my modest yet quite well informed opinion on the subject, the best documentary on WW2 ever made. Produced by Jeremy Isaacs and narrated by Laurence Olivier; The World at War was commissioned by Thames Television first shown in the early 1970s on the UK TV station: ITV. Voted by industry professionals at the time […]