June 6, 2018

ON THIS DAY 1950, the King and Queen of England attended a most unusual event—the world premier of a British film opening at The Plaza Theatre in Piccadilly Circus.  As one would expect, security was tight as thousands tried to catch a glimpse of royalty and stars....

June 5, 2018

TODAY 1944, in preparation for D-Day, the BBC broadcast into France 306 messages.  Buried within them were coded messages for the SOE—Special Operations Executive—and French Resistance.  

One message, "Vilma vous dit oui" ("Vilma tells you yes"...

June 1, 2018

TODAY 1943, a civilian flight (KLM Royal Dutch Airlines/BOAC Flight 777) from Lisbon to Bristol, England was shot down over the Bay of Biscay by a German Luftwaffe Junkers Ju 88, killing all seventeen aboard.  One of the passengers was the beloved English actor, Leslie...

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