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Historic Notes

1951: the Festival of Britain

25 August 2021

Post-war Britain was beset by problems. For the majority of people, life was hard and difficult. The 1951 Festival of Britain was an antidote, looking to the future. It was immensely enjoyed and appreciated by the millions who attended.

The rise of nuclear power

24 October 2020

Despite Britain's formidable base of scientific and engineering knowledge, development of nuclear power has stalled. Britain needs to change that to secure future energy supplies.

Victory in Europe: 8 May 1945

8 May 2020

The Soviet Union bore the brunt of the Second World War in Europe, which ended with the defeat of fascism 75 years ago on 8 May 1945. The balance of class forces shifted away from capitalism for a few post-war decades... 

1917 - 1920: the Russian Civil War

20 August 2019

The October Revolution of 1917 triumphed decisively in Russia. Anti-popular forces soon conspired to overturn the new era; soldiers from many countries invaded to combat the revolution, but failed.

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