Stories tagged with: british

USA History

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As a part of the British Empire Canada immediately entered World War I. Canada bore the brunt of several major battles during the early stages of the war including the use of poison gas attacks at Ypres. Losses became grave, and the government eventually brought in conscription, despite the fact this was against the wishes of the majority of French Canadians. In the ensuing Conscription Crisis of 1917, riots broke out on the streets of Montreal....
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Post from: Karla
Category: Political and Social
Tags: british, canada, united states
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Posted on Jun 10, 2013

Lancaster House Agreement...

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The Lancaster House Agreement was signed, ending biracial rule in Zimbabwe Rhodesia following negotiations between representatives of the Rhodesian government and the Patriotic Front.

Bishop Abel Muzorewa signs the Lancaster House Agreement seated next to British Foreign Secretary Lord Carrington

Bishop Abel Muzorewa signs the Lancaster House Agreement seated next to British Foreign Secretary Lord Carrington

The Agreement consisting of...
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Post from: ORAFs
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Tags: abel, agreement, bishop, british, house, lancaster, lancaster house agreement, muzorewa, sign, zimbabwe
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Posted on Dec 22, 2009

The Leviathan of Glam

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The Leviathan of Glam

In the summer of 1972, I finally quit Pangbourne in consequence of a decision made between my father and those in authority over me at college to the effect that it was pointless my staying on for the final two years, presumably because "A" or Advanced level GCE - or General Certificate of Education - exams would be far beyond me. After all, I'd only succeeded in passing two GCE "O" Levels (in French and English...
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Post from: Carl
Category: Nostalgia
Tags: british, glam, london, punk, rock
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Posted on Nov 14, 2009