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The 21 August marks the 75th Anniversary of the Allied capture of Falaise during World War Two (1939-1945). It was a strategically important city, with the Allies completing an encirclement of Axis troops in the ‘Falaise pocket’, opening the way to Paris. https://ift.tt/31xl5pJ
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On 18 August 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified by President Woodrow Wilson, prohibiting states from denying citizens the vote on the basis of sex. These films examine changing roles for women in the U.S. before 1920. https://ift.tt/2KuUNi5

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The 18 August is recognised as ‘The Hardest Day’ during the
Battle of Britain, with the Luftwaffe and RAF losing more aircraft combined on this day than any other during the campaign. https://ift.tt/31xl4SH

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The Double Eagle II, piloted by Ben Abruzzo, Maxie Anderson and Larry Newman, became the first balloon to cross the Atlantic Ocean on 17 August 1978. The crossing took 137 hours and 6 minutes. These films look back at the crossing. https://ift.tt/2KseHue

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New to the Archive: This film looks back at the ‘Flying Tigers’, an American volunteer air squadron which defended the Burma Road during World War Two (1939-1945). What great warpaint their planes had! https://ift.tt/31Lin06

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On 15 August 1945, Japan’s surrender was announced, and Allied nations celebrated VJ day (Victory Over Japan Day). Japan signed a peace treaty on 2nd September 1945, which officially ended World War Two (1939-1945). https://ift.tt/31vYlX6

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On 15 August 1947, India gained independence from Britain. Some parts of the country had been under British administration, control or influence for 190 years. These films look back at the transfer of power. https://ift.tt/2MjPyUn