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Battles of World War One

The Battle of Mons The First Battle of the Marne The Battle of Tannenberg The Battle of Masurian Lakes The Battle of Ypres Ypres and World War One Battles of the Ypres Salient Hill 60 Hill 62 The Battle of Mount Sorrel Polygon Wood The Battle of Loos Gallipoli The Battle of Verdun Falkenhayn and the Battle of Verdun The Battle of the Somme Beaumont-Hamel The Battle of Flers The Battle of Fromelles Delville Wood The Nivelle Offensive The Second Battle of the Aisne The Battle of Vimy Ridge Vimy Ridge Tunnels First Bullecourt Second Bullecourt The Battle of Cambrai The Battle for Messines Ridge The Battle of Passchendaele The Battle of Caporetto The Brusilov Offensive The German Spring Offensive of 1918 The Battle of Lys The Battle of Amiens The Battle of Belleau Wood The Battle of Vittorio Veneto
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Battle of Britain Double Aces

Double Aces were pilots who were credited with shooting down 10 or more enemy aircraft. The Battle of Britain produced many aces (men who had shot down 5 or more enemy aircraft) but double aces were a lot more rare. The figures below for double ace kills and shared are from July 1 st 1940 to October 31 st 1940 and include where necessary, where a pilot was in more than one squadron.
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Medieval Students

The students at Oxford and Cambridge Universities were an integral part of the society that developed around these two medieval universities. Both Oxford and Cambridge Universities catered for scholars who could continue and build on research - but they were also major centres for student learning. The development of both universities can be seen as one of the most important developments in Medieval England.
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Operation Totalise

Operation Totalise was one of a number of Allied campaigns to break out of the Normandy beachhead after D-Day on June 6 th 1944. Operation Totalise, along with other operations prior to 'Totalise' had as its main target Falaise to the south of Caen and it was spearheaded by troops from the First Canadian Army.
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Group 10 Fighter Command

Group 10, Fighter Command, defended the southwest of England during the Battle of Britain. When required, Group 10 supported Group 11, Fighter Command, during the battle with a system of squadron rotation or by providing Group 11 with more pilots. Group 10 was formed in April 1918. In 1919, the group was moved to the southwest where its primary role was to defend the coast.
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Church Abuses

While the case for a divorce against Catherine of Aragon was building, one aspect of the church that the advisors of Henry VIII was studying revolved around what were perceived as church abuses - abuses of church power and authority. If the likes of Thomas Cromwell could prove that the church was letting down its flock as a result of these abuses, then it would seemingly be all the more easy to convince the English public that the church needed wholesale reform without provoking any sort of backlash.
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