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The 25 August marks the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Paris by the Allies during World War Two (1939-1945). The country had been occupied by Nazi Germany since the Compiégne Armistice on 22 June 1940. https://ift.tt/2KseIyi
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New to the Archive: ‘But I thought you told me it was stuffed?!’ – this mocking wartime cartoon shows Hitler and Ribbentrop, his foreign secretary, meeting the ‘British Lion’. https://ift.tt/2ZnKNvo

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The 23 August marks the 80th Anniversary of the signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop, or Nazi-Soviet Pact. It provided a written guarantee of peace between Germany and the USSR. The Pact was effective until the German invasion of the USS on 22 June 1941. https://ift.tt/31vYnyc

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The 21 August also marks the 60th Anniversary of Hawaii joining the Union, becoming the 50th U.S. State. These films look back at its entry into the Union and first elections. https://ift.tt/2Kt1nFO

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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