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ground truth

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3 Para Return to Afghanistan

Author: Patrick bishop
Publication Date: 1 Jan 2010

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EYE OF THE STORM

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EYE OF THE STORM

Author: Peter PETER RATCLIFFE
Publication Date: 200011

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Secret Armies

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Secret Armies
Resistance Fighters in World War Two

Author: Tim Healey
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A Short History of the World

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A Short History of the World

Author: H G Wells
Publication Date: 1 Jan 1953

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Nature of History

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Nature of History

Author: Arthur Marwick
Publication Date: 19890900

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A study of the nature of history and its place in modern society.

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COLDITZ - THE FULL STORY

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COLDITZ - THE FULL STORY

Author: MAJOR P R REID
Publication Date: 1984

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An in depth review of the conditions within Colditz and the numerous escape attempts made by allied captives.The author expe...

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Little Book of Titanic

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The Little Book of Titanic

Author: Clive Groome
Publication Date: 31 December 2010

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War's Forgotten Women

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War's Forgotten Women
British Widows of the Second World War

Author: Helen D. Millgate
Publication Date: 1 September 2011

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The Second World War widows were the 'forgotten women', largely ignored by the government and the majority of the population. The men who died in the service of their country were rightly honoured, but the widows and orphans they left behind were soon forgotten.

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Tales from the South China Seas

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Tales from the South China Seas
Images of the British in South East Asia in the Twentieth Century

Author: Charles Allen
Publication Date: 25 January 1990

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This third and final part of the Tales of Empire trilogy chronicles the lives, manners and fortunes of some 70 subjects of the former British Empire in the Far East - men and women who lived in Malaysia, Singapore, Sarawak, Borneo and Hong Kong in the last half-century of the Empire.

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Into the Sun: Essays in Honour of Derrick Riley

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Into the Sun: Essays in Honour of Derrick Riley

Author: David Kennedy
Publication Date: Jul 1989

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Scrimgeour's Scribbling Diary

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Scrimgeour's Scribbling Diary
The Truly Astonishing Diary and Letters of an Edwardian Gentleman, Naval Officer, Boy and Son

Author: Alexander Scrimgeour
Publication Date: 1 July 2009

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When young Alexander Scrimgeour lost his life at the Battle of Jutland in 1916, he had already left a legacy - complete diaries spanning the previous six years, chronicling his life a wealthy stock broker's son, then his time as a young sea cadet and finally as a Sub-Lieutenant in the Royal Navy.

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Classless Society

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A Classless Society
Britain in the 1990s

Author: Alwyn W. Turner
Publication Date: 17 April 2014

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The first popular history of a decade that is yet to be defined or anatomised as the 1960s or 1970s have been, A Classless Society goes in search of a Britain still reeling from the conflicts of the Thatcher years.

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Town Below the Ground

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The Town Below the Ground
Edinburgh's Legendary Underground City

Author: Jan-Andrew Henderson
Publication Date: 16 September 1999

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This is the tale of the lost city below the Scottish capital, chronicling Edinburgh's history, its structure and the lives of its inhabitants. The book discusses the lost city's rediscovery, the stories that made it legendary, the areas where it existed, and where to find the parts that remain.

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In the Wake of the Plague

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In the Wake of the Plague
The Black Death and the World it Made

Author: Norman F. Cantor
Publication Date: 4 February 2002

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A sweeping social history of the world's greatest medical disaster and its impact, from a renowned historian.

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My Lord Mayor

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My Lord Mayor

Author: Valerie Hope
Publication Date: 1989

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Eight Hundred Years of London's Mayoralty from 1189 - 1989, a complete history of City of London- Lord Mayor 1189 - 1989...

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Elements of the Celtic Tradition

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Elements of the Celtic Tradition

Author: Caitlin Matthews
Publication Date: 19890500

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The mysterious inner world of the Celts continues to intrigue and delight us. The richness of the myths and legends of the ...

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barbarossa

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barbarossa

Author: Alan Clark
Publication Date: 1905617

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An account of the war on the Eastern Front between the Russians and the Germans - the greatest clash of arms the world has ever seen - written by the eminent military historian, diarist and politician Alan Clark.

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Spearhead Assault

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Spearhead Assault
Blood, Guts and Glory on the Falklands Frontlines

Author: John Geddes
Publication Date: 1 May 2008

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On May 21st, 1982, nearly four hundred soldiers from the 2cd Battalion Parachute Regiment under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Herbert 'H' Jones, landed with a British Task Force at San Carlos Bay on the Falklands. This is an account of what it was really like to walk into the storm of lead the Argentines hurled at their attackers.

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Phoenix Squadron

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Phoenix Squadron
HMS "Ark Royal", Britain's Last Topguns and the Untold Story of Their Most Dramatic Mission

Author: Rowland White
Publication Date: 1 April 2010

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January 1972: the tiny outpost of British Honduras is threatened with imminent invasion by battle-hardened, US-trained Guatemalan paratroops. Britain's response must be immediate. But there is only one deterrent the government can offer: HMS Ark Royal, once the Navy's most powerful warship, now a white elephant on the verge of being scrapped.

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Modern Brickmaking

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Modern Brickmaking

Author: Alfred B Searle
Publication Date: 1 Jan 2011

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The brickmaking industry is one of the oldest known,...

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Wellington as Military Commander

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Wellington as Military Commander

Author: Michael Glover
Publication Date: 196833

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This excellently documented biography surveys the military history of a leader who has earned the highest military laurels e...

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Battle of the Atlantic

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The Battle of the Atlantic

Author: Andrew Williams
Publication Date: 20020627

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Published to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic, this book contains interviews with survivors of this savage, strategically-important campaign. Over 30,000 seamen lost their lives and 85 per cent of U-boat crews were killed.

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Real 'Dad's Army'

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The Real 'Dad's Army'
The War Diaries of Col. Rodney Foster

Author: Rodney Foster
Publication Date: 10 May 2012

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Colonel Rodney Foster, who retired to Hythe in the south of England after a military career in British India, joined the Home Guard in 1940 and kept a diary every day - a highly illegal act at the time - and in it meticulously chronicled his service in the real "Dad's Army".

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Royalty's Strangest Characters

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Royalty's Strangest Characters

Author: Geoff Tibballs
Publication Date: 24 March 2005

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Just as the monarchy has been hereditary in many countries, so insanity has been hereditary in many monarchs. 'Royalty's Strangest Characters' recalls over 2000 years of crazy kings and potty potentates, including such infamous characters as Caligula, Vlad the Impaler and George III, along with other less well-known but equally bizarre rulers.

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Wales from the Air

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Wales from the Air
Patterns of Past and Present

Author: Chris Musson
Publication Date: 1 December 1994

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Dossier

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Le Dossier
How to Survive the English!

Author: Sarah Long
Publication Date: 10 July 2008

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How to Survive the English

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West End Front

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The West End Front
The Wartime Secrets of London's Grand Hotels

Author: Matthew Sweet
Publication Date: 7 June 2012

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Offers an account of the extraordinary events that unfolded under the reinforced ceilings of London's grand hotels.

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Brontes' Haworth

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The Brontes' Haworth
The Place and the People the Brontes Knew

Author: Stephen R. Whitehead
Publication Date: 25 May 2006

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Around Chipping Norton

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Around Chipping Norton

Author: John Howells
Publication Date: 1 May 2006

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Presents a pictorial history of Chipping Norton through a series of photographs and images. This work also features historical captions.

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Collins Tracing Your Family History

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Collins Tracing Your Family History

Author: Anthony Adolph
Publication Date: 20040906

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A handbook for anyone interested in tracing their family's past.

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Celtic Names for Children

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Celtic Names for Children

Author: Loreto Todd
Publication Date: 30 September 2000

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A dictionary of over 2,000 Celtic names from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, the Isle of Man and Brittany, with origins, meanings and pronunciation.

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Forgotten Voices of the Secret War

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Forgotten Voices of the Secret War
An Inside History of Special Operations in the Second World War

Author: Roderick Bailey
Publication Date: 2 April 2009

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The Special Operations Executive (SOE) was a secret British organisation created early in the Second World War to encourage resistance and carry out sabotage behind enemy lines. This title tells the stories of SOE agents, HQ staff, diplomats, aircrew and naval personnel in their own words.

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Weaker Vessel

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The Weaker Vessel

Author: Antonia Fraser
Publication Date: 1 August 2002

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Antonia Fraser's bestselling account of the lives of women in seventeenth-century England.

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In the Rose Garden of the Martyrs

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In the Rose Garden of the Martyrs
A Memoir of Iran

Author: Christopher de Bellaigue
Publication Date: 20 June 2005

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A superb, authoritatively written insider's account of Iran, one of the most mysterious but significant and powerful nations in the world.

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Choose the Perfect Baby Name

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Choose the Perfect Baby Name
Use Numerology to Decide on a Name That Will Benefit Your Child for Life

Author: Sonia Ducie
Publication Date: 3 February 2011

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Every parent wants to give their child the best start in life, but choosing the prefect name can be difficult. With this book discover how the power of numbers can positively influence your child for their whole lifetime.

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Murder and Mystery on the Great Western Railway

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Murder and Mystery on the Great Western Railway

Author: Mike Holgate
Publication Date: 1 July 2006

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Later Roman Britain: Britain before the Conquest

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Later Roman Britain: Britain before the Conquest

Author: Stephen Johnson
Publication Date: 198011

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Charting the end of Roman rule in Britain, Later Roman Britain gives an overall impression of the beginning of the so-called...

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Short History of the First World War

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A Short History of the First World War

Author: Gordon Kerr
Publication Date: 24 June 2014

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At Home

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Prize Winner

At Home
A Short History of Private Life

Author: Bill Bryson
Publication Date: 26 May 2011

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What does history really consists of? Centuries of people quietly going about their daily business - sleeping, eating, having sex, endeavouring to get comfortable. And where did all these normal activities take place? At home. This book describes the history of the way we live.

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The English

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The English

Author: Jeremy Paxman
Publication Date: 199811

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What is it about the English? Not the British overall, not the Scots, not the Irish or Welsh, but the English. Why do they s...

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Communist Manifesto

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Communist Manifesto

Author: Karl Marx
Publication Date: 19690600

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A new edition of the Communist Manifesto which forms a summary of the whole Marxist vision of history and is the foundation document of the Marxist movement. The text includes the Prefaces written by Marx and Engels subsequent to the 1848 edition.

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Fate of the Lancashire Witches

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Fate of the Lancashire Witches

Author: Arthur Douglas
Publication Date: 19790900

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Dead Sea Scrolls Uncovered

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Dead Sea Scrolls Uncovered

Author: Robert & Michael Eisenman & Wise
Publication Date: 1992

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The first and complete translation and interpretation of 50 key documents withheld for over 35 years....

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So it Was

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So it Was

Author: Richard Weithley
Publication Date: 9 May 2001

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Death Destruction and a Packet of Peanuts

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Death Destruction and a Packet of Peanuts
A Rollicking Pub Crawl Through Four Years of the English Civil War

Author: Chris Pascoe
Publication Date: 1 July 2009

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Chris Pascoe is fascinated by the English Civil War. He also likes beer. So when the thought came to him to set out on a pub crawl around the sites of the English Civil War, it was an idea too good to ignore.

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Secret Wisdom

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Secret Wisdom

Author: Ruth Clydesdale
Publication Date: 1 September 2009

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The Jewish War

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The Jewish War

Author:  Josephus
Publication Date: 1 Jan 1959

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Pirates and Emperors

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Pirates and Emperors

Author: Noam Chomsky
Publication Date: 8 February 1993

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Templars and the Shroud of Christ

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The Templars and the Shroud of Christ

Author: Barbara Frale
Publication Date: 7 April 2011

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The Templars and the Shroud of Christ is the second book in this series by Vatican historian, Barbara Frale. The Knights Templar - the most powerful religious-military order of the Middle Ages - almost certainly looked after the mysterious shroud that is now kept in Turin.

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Bonzo's War

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Bonzo's War
Animals Under Fire, 1939 -1945

Author: Clare Campbell
Publication Date: 6 March 2014

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Of pets unwittingly entangled in war, like the Dunkirk pets and the camp followers who switched sides to stay alive; and the 6,000 dogs recruited by the British Army - loaned for duty by their families - many never to return. This book gives an account of the creatures caught up in a human conflict far beyond understanding.

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New Tredegar 1899

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New Tredegar 1899
Monmouthshire 17.09

Author: Derrick Pratt
Publication Date: 14 April 2013

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This detailed map covers the mining village of New Tredegar, including Elliot's Town and, across the border in Glamorgan, Ti...

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Pontnewynydd 1899

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Pontnewynydd 1899
Monmouthshire 18.14

Author: Derrick Pratt
Publication Date: 23 April 2013

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Pontypool (North) 1899

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Pontypool (North) 1899
Monmouthshire Sheet 18.15

Author: Derrick Pratt
Publication Date: 1 July 2013

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Clwyd Railways in Old Photographs

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Clwyd Railways in Old Photographs

Author: Mike Hitches
Publication Date: 1 May 1994

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The railway system in Clwyd covers the old counties of Flintshire in the east and Denbighshire in the west. Three different companies gave a wide variety of locomotives, examples of which are pictured here, together with sample shed allocations lists, loco sheds, servicing facilities and stations.

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Aston Villa Collection

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The Aston Villa Collection
Double Winners to European Champions

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Publication Date: 1 August 2003

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Rhyl 1898

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Rhyl 1898
Flintshire Sheet 1.14

Author: Kay Parrott
Publication Date: 29 November 2013

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Llandudno (West) 1899

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Llandudno (West) 1899
Caernarvonshire Sheet 1.16

Author: Kay Parrott
Publication Date: 17 March 2014

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Abertillery (South) 1899

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Abertillery (South) 1899
Monmouthshire Sheet 17.12

Author: Ray Lawrence
Publication Date: 19 September 2014

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Abertillery (North) 1899

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Abertillery (North) 1899
Monmouthshire Sheet 17.08

Author: Ray Lawrence
Publication Date: 19 September 2014

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Ask Me Another! Lincolnshire

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Ask Me Another! Lincolnshire

Author: Julia Skinner
Publication Date: 22 September 2010

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Crusades

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The Crusades
A Very Short Introduction

Author: Christopher Tyerman
Publication Date: 13 October 2005

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The Crusades were one of the most extraordinary, vivid episodes in world history. But were they motivated by spiritual reward or by greed? Were they an early experiment in European colonialism? How were they organized? This work presents a clear discussion of the Crusades.

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Band of Brothers

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Band of Brothers

Author: Stephen E. Ambrose
Publication Date: 17 September 2001

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The story of the toughest fighting unit in WWII that was a major BBC mini-series produced by Tom Hanks and Stephen Spielberg

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Forgotten Voices of the Victoria Cross

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Forgotten Voices of the Victoria Cross

Author: Roderick Bailey
Publication Date: 13 October 2011

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The Victoria Cross (VC), awarded to the most courageous and determined servicemen, is the highest military decoration that can be bestowed. This title presents first-hand accounts of soldiers, sailors and airmen describing the incredible events that earned these extraordinary men the VC in the last century.

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Forgotten Voices of Burma

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Forgotten Voices of Burma
The Second World War's Forgotten Conflict

Author: Julian Thompson
Publication Date: 16 September 2010

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The Fourteenth Army in Burma became one of the largest and most diverse armies of the Second World War. British, West African, Ghurkha and Indian regiments fought alongside one another and became comrades. Taken from Imperial War Museum's Sound Archive - this title tells stories of this epic conflict.

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Forgotten Voices of the Somme

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Forgotten Voices of the Somme
The Most Devastating Battle of the Great War in the Words of Those Who Survived

Author: Joshua Levine
Publication Date: 1 October 2009

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Drawing on a wealth of material from the vast Imperial War Museum Sound Archive, this book offers insight into life on the front line: from the day-to-day struggle of circumstances to the white heat of battle and the constant threat of injury or death. It features contributions from soldiers of both sides and of differing backgrounds.

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Secrets of the Knights Templar

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Secrets of the Knights Templar
The Hidden History of the World's Most Powerful Order

Author: S. J. Hodge
Publication Date: 29 August 2013

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An investigation into the myths surrounding the Knights Templar.

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Third World War - The Untold Story

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Third World War - The Untold Story

Author: Sir John Hackett
Publication Date: 19830704

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Sir John Hacketts first book The Third World War: August 1985 sold 3,000,000 copies world-wide to enormous critical aclaim. ...

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Lancaster

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Lancaster
The Second World War's Greatest Bomber

Author: Leo leo mckinstry
Publication Date: 1 Jan 2009

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Question of Intent

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A Question of Intent
A Great American Battle with a Deadly Industry

Author: David Kessler
Publication Date: 28 February 2002

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Former FDA commissioner David Kessler guides the reader through a legal thriller, telling the story of the FDA's fight with big tobacco.

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Razor's Edge

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Razor's Edge
The Unofficial History of the Falklands War

Author: Hugh Bicheno
Publication Date: 1 March 2007

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The controversial memoir of a top British spy which finally reveals what really went on behind the scenes of the Falklands War

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The Morning After

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The Morning After

Author: Katie Rophie
Publication Date: 1994

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Ground Truth

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Ground Truth
3 Para Return to Afghanistan

Author: Patrick Bishop
Publication Date: 4 February 2010

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Afghanistan, 2008. After their eighteen-month epic tour of Helmand Province, the troops of 3 Para are back. This time, the weight of experience weighs heavily on their shoulders.

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Memoirs of a Surrey Labourer; A Record; A Record of the Last Years of Frederick Bettesworth

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Memoirs of a Surrey Labourer; A Record; A Record of the Last Years of Frederick Bettesworth

Author: George Sturt
Publication Date: 1907 1978

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This is a sequel to "The Bettesworth Book", and covers the period from 1896 to 1905, the year of Frederick Grover's (Bettesworth's) death. The book is an account of Grover's life as it came to an end and is a source of information on the economic and social life of an agricultural labourer at the end of the 19th century. Sturt's life of Grover is both a biography of a rural labourer written throug...

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Tigris Expedition

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Tigris Expedition
In Search of Our Beginnings

Author: Thor Heyerdahl
Publication Date: 19800612

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The Tigris Expedition follows the journey of Thor Heyerdahl and ten other men in 1978 and their quest to link the early adva...

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Sunlight on the Garden

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The Sunlight on the Garden
A Family in Love, War and Madness

Author: Elizabeth Speller
Publication Date: 2 April 2007

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Inspired by the stories, re-inventions and half-truths in her family's past, the author sets out to trace the criss-crossing lines of her family history.

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Did You Know? Lincolnshire

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Did You Know? Lincolnshire
A Miscellany

Author: Julia Skinner
Publication Date: 22 March 2010

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Treasury of Baby Names

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Treasury of Baby Names

Author: Katie Martin-Doyle
Publication Date: 1 March 2001

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over 2500 baby names, separate listings for boys and girls with meanings.......

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necropolis

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necropolis
London and Its Dead

Author: Catharine arnold
Publication Date: 1 Jan 2007

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Secret Listeners

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The Secret Listeners
The Men and Women Posted Across the World to Intercept the German Codes for Bletchley Park

Author: Sinclair McKay
Publication Date: 4 July 2013

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Behind the celebrated code-breaking at Bletchley Park lies another secret.

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On Roads

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On Roads
A Hidden History

Author: Joe Moran
Publication Date: 27 May 2010

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Presents the history of roads and what they have meant to the people who have driven them. This work explores how Britain's roads have their roots in unexpected places, from Napoleon's role in the numbering system to the surprising origin of sat-nav.

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Working for Victory

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Working for Victory
A Diary of Life in a Second World War Factory

Author: Sue Bruley
Publication Date: 1 April 2010

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This diary, both tragic and humorous, brings women's war work vividly to life.

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The Story Of Somersetshire

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The The Story Of Somersetshire
With a New Map of the County, and Upwards of Ninety Illustrations of Abbeys and Churches, Castles and Manor Houses, and Famous Natives of Somersetshire - Primary Source Edition

Author: W. R. Richmond
Publication Date: 1 Jan 1918

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A superbly illustrated history of this wonderful county...

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Oxford Observed

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Oxford Observed

Author: Peter Snow
Publication Date: 24 October 1991

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Dambusters

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Dambusters
A Landmark Oral History

Author: Max Arthur
Publication Date: 7 May 2009

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On the night of 16-17 May 1943, nineteen Lancaster bombers from 617 Squadron headed for Germany. Their mission, for which they had been trained under a cloak of absolute secrecy, was to destroy the dams of the Ruhr Valley and in doing so cripple the Nazi industrial war effort. This book features the voices of the 'Dambusters'.

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SOE

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SOE

Author: M.R.D. Foot
Publication Date: 1985

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World War Two: Behind Closed Doors

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World War Two: Behind Closed Doors
Stalin, the Nazis and the West

Author: Laurence Rees
Publication Date: 6 August 2009

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Provides a 'behind the scenes' history of the West's dealings with Joseph Stalin. This book is a mix of high politics and the often heart-rending personal experiences of those on the ground. It intends to make you rethink what you believe about World War II.

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The Old European Order

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The Old European Order

Author: William Doyle
Publication Date: 1978

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The Old European Order 1660-1800, part of the Oxford History of the Modern World...

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Kendal 1911

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Kendal 1911
Westmorland Sheet 38.08

Author: Alan Godfrey
Publication Date: 1 September 2014

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Kendal (North) 1911

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Kendal (North) 1911
Westmorland Sheet 38.04

Author: Alan Godfrey
Publication Date: 1 September 2014

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Drighlington (W) & Westgate Hill 1905

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Drighlington (W) & Westgate Hill 1905
Yorkshire Sheet 217.14

Author: Ruth Strong
Publication Date: 20 November 2013

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This detailed map covers the western part of Drighlington, with coverage westward to Westgate Hill and to the northern part of Birkenshaw. Features include Drighlington village centre with St Paul's church, Victoria Hotel, Moorland Mill, Spring Gardens Colliery, tramway, Tong Lane End, New Mill, Old Mill, Shawfield; Westgate Hill with Tong Moor, Cross Lane End, Newmarket Colliery, Lapwater Hall, O...

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Short History of Socialism

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Short History of Socialism

Author: George Lichtheim
Publication Date: 19750303

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History of British Trade Unionism

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History of British Trade Unionism

Author: Henry Pelling
Publication Date: 19700129

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The current debate about industrial relations cannot be understood without a knowledge of trade union history. Dr Pelling's book has been updated to take account of recent research and to explain the course of events up to the Thatcher years, the miner's strike and the Employment Acts.

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Kai Lung's Golden Hours

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Kai Lung's Golden Hours

Author: Ernest Bramah
Publication Date: 1 May 2009

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Bitter Ocean

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Bitter Ocean
The Dramatic Story of the Battle of the Atlantic 1939-1945

Author: David Fairbank White
Publication Date: 8 March 2007

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An authoritative new account of the Second World War Battle of the Atlantic, which shows this British naval victory to be comparable with Trafalgar

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Ojibwa of Southern Ontario

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The Ojibwa of Southern Ontario

Author: Peter S. Schmalz
Publication Date: 2 January 1991

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The twentieth century has seen something of an Ojibwa renaissance. Schmalz shows how Ojibwa participation in two world wars led to a desire to change conditions at home. Today the Ojibwa are gaining some control over their children's education, their reserves, and their culture.

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Ghosts of Afghanistan

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Ghosts of Afghanistan
The Haunted Battleground

Author: Jonathan Steele
Publication Date: 5 July 2012

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The definitive study of the wars in Afghanistan by the veteran reporter who has had exclusive access to all the key players over the last 30 years there from Gorbachev to WikiLeaks.

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A distant mirror

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A distant mirror

Author: Barbara W. Tuchman
Publication Date: 1 Jan 1979

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Courage Under Fire

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Courage Under Fire
True Stories from the Frontline

Author:  Combat Stress
Publication Date: 17 September 2010

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A collection of stories celebrating the incredible bravery of our armed forces on the front line. Containing historical information, contributions from some of the best known war commentators today and examples of extreme courage, this book is a moving and fascinating tribute to our army, navy and RAF.

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Albion: A Guide to Legendary Britain

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Albion: A Guide to Legendary Britain

Author: Jennifer Westwood
Publication Date: 1980

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History of the World, The Ancient world

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History of the World, The Ancient world

Author: Reader's Digest
Publication Date: 2005

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The period covered by The ancient World is one of the most remarkable in the entire history of mankind. Civilisations and e...

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