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12 November marks 75 years since the sinking of the German Battleship Tirpitz. The sister ship to the infamous Bismarck, the Tirpitz was the heaviest battleship ever built by a European Navy. These films show the Allied attack on the ship, and its sinking. https://ift.tt/2NhFs5O

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On 11 November 1918, the Armistice was signed at Compiègne in France, ending WW1. Armistice Day has been commemorated on the same day in many countries since, with respects and tributes being paid to the fallen. https://ift.tt/2zrNNM8

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9 November marks the 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall. It paved the way for German Reunification on 3 October 1990. These films look back at the construction, history and fall of the barrier which divided Germany’s capital. https://ift.tt/2zA8wxI

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New to the Archive: This film looks behind the scenes at the filming of the Bond film ‘Octopussy’ in 1982. https://ift.tt/2NtM3Kz

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With the release of the film Midway on 8 November, take a look back at the battle here. Between the 4 June and 7 June 1942, the U.S. and Japanese navies fought in what Craig Symonds called ‘one of the most consequential naval engagements in world history’. https://ift.tt/34R1rH5

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7 November marks the 75th Anniversary of Franklin D. Roosevelt being elected as President of the United States for an unprecedented fourth term. No other President has been elected for as many terms since, given the passage of the 22nd Amendment. https://ift.tt/34w6Zq9

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6 November marks the 75th Anniversary of Plutonium being produced for the first time at Hanford Nuclear Reservation, USA. The radioactive element was used less than a year later in the Fat Man atomic bomb, which was dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, during WW2. https://ift.tt/2qnaCzK