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Ripper
In the first edition (1991) of Jack the Ripper A to Z how was Stewart Evans described? I've only got later editions of the A to Z...
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RedHotMama3
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winstonmin
I have just finished 'The Other Side of the Night' by Daniel Butler. I have always wondered about Captain Lord and his failure to do anything on the night of Titanic sinking, and it seems that there...
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Brian-Ghilliotti
Did border clashes between German and Swiss troops occur in WW2? If so, when, when, and why? Brian Ghilliotti...
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Brian-Ghilliotti
Did French partisans ever attack occupying German forces after the Franco Prussian War? There was a period of time after the war ended where German forces remained in France until France paid war...
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Brian-Ghilliotti
During the Soviet War in Afghanistan, why did the refugee surge into Iran not have a destabilizing effect like it did in Pakistan? Or maybe it did, there just hasn't been much media or historical...
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Brian-Ghilliotti
Are there book translation services out there that can translate books written in a modern non-English language into English? What are there pricing criteria? I would imagine it is based on both...
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Brian-Ghilliotti
Has there been a recent tactical, campaign, and political analysis of the Algerian Civil war (1991-2002). I would presume the only existing European language study covering this conflict would be...
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Brian-Ghilliotti
If so, were there significant battles between factions, or was conflict limited to just brief skirmishes? Given the level of violence that ensued following Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan, there...
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Brian-Ghilliotti
Has there been a study of Portugal's decolonization wars in Africa (Mozambique, Guinea, and Angola, 1961-1974)? Specifically, I am looking for references that cover the tactical operations and general...
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Ninnynanny
1. Who was Thomas Bough, born Kidderminster 1798 2. Where was Lion yard, Stourport 3. Who lived at Corporation Farm, Upper Mitton in 1901 Thank you for any help....
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waterbored
Our Church has a perfume bottle with a picture of St Alkmunds Church, Whitchurch on one side, Shropshire Violets on the other side and the mark A83 on the base. It is about 15 cms high. Any...
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tandh
i have the post that was used to hang the outside lamps on during ww2, anyone know what it's called?...
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10ClarionSt
Some years ago, a former financial director of a famous global company finally got to speak with his dad about a small part of his war service. As he was virtually at deaths' door, his dad felt he...
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ericsavory
I am trying to remember the name of a cafe in Fordingbridge in possibly the late 60s. It was near Bank Corner and I think the name was something to do with a bird but I could be totally wrong. Any...
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Valmave
Further to last nights Cold War programme, where was the UK submarine that was damaged in the late 1960s repaired ?
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pedromunoz24
war of 1812
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carleykayy
Nomads are well adapted to farming and other agricultural activities. Nomads do not settle in areas for long periods of time and are hard to keep track of. Nomads are difficult to remove from their...
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carleykayy
He required that imams read from a book he wrote, in addition to the Quran. In this book, the self-proclaimed "Father of all Turkmen" claimed divine inspiration and called himself a...

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