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Abandon Ship!
In 1811, The Times reported that 37 convicts had escaped together from a vessel at Woolwich. Using makeshift tools and saws stolen from the dockyards, the men “cut through the ceiling and timbers of the hulk just under her bends [and] made a hole suf
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In Focus
Josephine Baker’s appearance in those early experimental transmissions from Broadcasting House offered a tantalising foretaste of the distinctive role that black performers would play on British TV screens in the years either side of the war. Between
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Anniversaries
The groundbreaking facility is set up in Brooklyn, New York A change in the lives of millions of women in the US was signalled in October 1916 when Margaret Sanger, an Irish-American nurse from New York City, opened the first birth control clinic in