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On 13 March 1954 the Battle of Dien Bien Phu began. It was the climactic confrontation of the First Indochina War (1946-1954). The resulting peace partitioned North and South Vietnam whose confrontation would develop into the Vietnam War (1955-1975). https://ift.tt/2UvIHbe

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On 12 March 1938 Germany annexed Austria. Union between the two countries had been forbidden under the Treaty of Versailles. It was a Nazi propaganda victory given the aim of their foreign policy to unite ethnic Germans into a Greater Germany. https://ift.tt/2CfP1fH

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Now she’s on display in a museum but in August 1945 she was in the skies over Hiroshima about to unleash 15 kilotons of destructive power on the unsuspecting city below. Here is that story: https://ift.tt/2F5GM7N

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To explore these themes check out the complete films showcased in this video here: The First ‘Fireside Chat’ https://ift.tt/2TwclR9 The Anschluss with Austria https://ift.tt/2CfP1fH The Battle of Dien Bien Phu https://ift.tt/2UvIHbe The Winter War https://ift.tt/2CfP2QN Einstein Born https://ift.tt/2Og2bBm The Zeppelin is Patented https://ift.tt/2Cczygw Tsar Nicholas II Abdicates https://ift.tt/2UsFqti The German Occupation of Czechoslovakia https://ift.tt/2CbHCOr The My Lai Massacr

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The horrific effects of a nuclear bomb. August 1945. https://ift.tt/2J5C0vf

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On 12 March 1933 President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave his first ‘Fireside Chat’. The chats were broadcast on radio allowing Roosevelt to address the U.S. public explaining his policies and the actions of government. You can hear a ‘Fireside Chat’ here. https://ift.tt/2TwclR9

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The 10 March also marks the 60th Anniversary of the Tibetan Uprising. Fears of a Chinese plot to kidnap the Dalai Lama prompted 300000 Tibetans to surround Potala Palace preventing him from leaving. The Dalai Lama later fled into exile in India. https://ift.tt/2IBf3zW