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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

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On 14 August 1947, Pakistan gained independence, following the Pakistan Movement. Muhammad Ali Jinnah was sworn in as the
1st Governor-General of Pakistan. These films look back at the formation of the new nation. https://ift.tt/2KQEPvG

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The 14 August marks the 50th Anniversary of the start of Operation Banner in Northern Ireland, the longest continuous deployment of the British Army, which ended on 31 July 2007. This collection examines Northern Ireland’s troubled history. https://ift.tt/2IHrfKF

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This year marks 50 Years since the Apollo 11 mission, the first manned Moon landing. The mission launched on 16 July, landing on the Moon on the 20 July. The astronauts safely returned to Earth on 24 July, and were released from containment on 11 August. https://ift.tt/2NXnt7o