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Lord Haw Haw

Lord Haw-Haw, William Joyce, became a figure of fascination and hate in World War Two. Lord Haw-Haw's voice was heard on German radio especially during the dark days of the Blitz when the fighting spirit of Great Britain was put to the test. Haw-Haw started off his broadcasts with “Germany calling, Germany calling”.
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Alexander Kolchak

Alexander Kolchak Alexander Kolchak was one of the White leaders during the civil war that followed the November 1917 Revolution. Kolchak was an admiral in Russia's navy and had been a follower of Alexander Kerensky and his Provisional Government that governed before the Bolshevik takeover. Kolchak was born in 1874 in the city of St.
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Pressure Group Tactics in Washington DC

In Washington D.C., pressure groups have three main points of access from where they can try to influence the decisions of the Federal government: Congress, the bureaucracy and officials within the Executive and, to a limited extent, the judiciary. Pressure groups can appear as witnesses at the investigative hearings held by committees of Congress.
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Henry and Divorce

Henry VIII rarely if ever referred to his divorce from Catherine of Aragon as a divorce. Henry preferred the term the 'great matter'. The 'great matter' was to run for six years before it culminated in what Henry had wanted for so long - divorce from Catherine followed by marriage to Anne Boleyn. What surprised so many of those who knew Henry was that he managed to sustain his interest in Anne for so long as he was notorious for having a very short 'friendship' span when it came to female relationships.
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Edward Jenner

Edward Jenner is alongside the likes of Joseph Lister, Robert Koch and Louis Pasteur in medical history. Edward Jenner was born in 1749 and died in 1823 . Edward Jenner's great gift to the world was his vaccination for smallpox. This disease was greatly feared at the time as it killed one in three of those who caught it and badly disfigured those who were lucky enough to survive catching it.
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Henry Halleck

Henry Halleck was a senior commander in the Union army during the American Civil War when he fought in the 'Western Theatre'. By the end of the American Civil War, Halleck was Chief of Staff for the army. Halleck was born on January 16 th 1815 in Westernville, New York. His father had served in the army during the 1812 War but was working on a farm when Halleck was born.
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