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Lockheed Hudson Mk.I

Lockheed Hudson Mk.IThe Lockheed Hudson Mk.I was one of a number of American military aircraft developed and produced to satisfy overseas orders, in this case from the RAF. Work on the Hudson began in April 1938, after the British Purchasing Commission in America realised that Lockheed’s proposed navigational trainer would actually be significantly superior to the Avro Anson, itself then only just coming into service.
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Course of History

Trade Unions and Nazi Germany

When Hitler came to power in January 1933, he saw trade unions as exercising more power over the workers than he could. Therefore, trade unions were seen as a challenge to be dispensed with. Hitler knew that he needed the workers to be on his side but he could not allow trade unions to exert the potential power they had.
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The Roman Army: The Force That Built an Empire

Rome was almost a city built around an army. In the legend of the city’s founding father Romulus, one of his first acts is the creation of regiments called legions.Romans weren’t any braver than their foes, and while their equipment was good, much of it was adapted from their enemies. If their military had one decisive edge it was its discipline, built on a rigid structure that meant every man knew his place and his duty, even in the chaos of hand-to-hand fighting.
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American Civil War July 1861

In July 1861 President Abraham Lincoln made it clear that there would be no separation of the Union. Therefore, from the viewpoint of the Confederacy, the American Civil War had to continue. Both Lincoln and Davis had set out their beliefs and their detemined stand made a long drawn out civil war inevitable.
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Cooner DE-172 - History

CoonerBunyan Randolph Cooner born at Columbia, S.C.r 27 February 1914, enlisted in the Naval Reserve 12 June 1939. After flight training, he was commissioned ensign 3 September 1941. Serving with Bombing Squadron 3 in Saratoga (CV-3), he won the Navy Cross for gallant service in the Battle of Midway; he was killed in a plane crash 16 June 1942.
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