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Brutal blitz on Birmingham

Aerial view showing bomb damage around St Martin's Church in the Bull Ring, Birmingham during the Second World War, April 1941.

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King size! Henry VIII's armour reveals he had a 52in girth - for which he paid a terrible price

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Brutal blitz on Birmingham

Firefighters attending the scene of destroyed buildings at the Bull Ring in the High Street, Central Birmingham, following the air raid in 1941.

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Censored for days, this picture was finally published in the Mail. Now, 70 years on, Max Hastings reveals the dramatic story behind THE iconic image of the Blitz

Symbol in the smoke: Herbert Mason's iconic photograph of St Pauls dome emerging from the smoke of raging fires in surrounding streets.

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'All hell broke loose': Duke of Edinburgh gives first account of his role in 1941 naval battle that sunk Italian cruisers

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Darren's mother is from Cebu in the Philippines, and has Filipino, Chinese, and Spanish ancestry. Darren's father is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and has English, and some German and Northern Irish,

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Infographics old and new: top data visualisations, in pictures

In his educational books on health and anatomy, german physician Fritz Kahn repeatedly drew on the old analogy of human body and machines. This poster from 1926 visualises human metabolism as a process of industrial production. Credit: Fritz Kahn. Stuttgart 1926 © von Debschitz www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2012/mar/16/infographics-data-visualisation-history?CMP=SOCNETIMG8759I

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Veterans celebrate the 75th birthday of HMS Belfast

October 1950: HMS Belfast - my mum worked in the drawing office, she traced parts of this ship!!

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