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Byzantine Spies and Espionage

By Georgios TheotokisIn human history there have been several unconventional methods of acquiring intelligence through espionage, an activity that was usually, but not necessarily, state-sponsored and which took place in times that preceded hostilities between states – the declaration of war being the key moment when we can draw a distinction between espionage and reconnaissance.
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First Battle of Passchendaele, 12 October 1917

First Battle of Passchendaele, 12 October 1917Although the entire Third Battle of Ypres is normally known as Passchendaele, that name officially belongs to two battles late in the campaign. After a period of failure at the start of the battle, late September and early October had seen some British success.
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Russian Revolution Quiz

HISTORYHIT.TVA new online only channel for history loversFrom Bloody Sunday to the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II – test your knowledge on the Russian Revolution.If you enjoyed this quiz and would like to try some more, you can view our full set of quizzes here.Enjoy Our Range of Russian Revolution ProgrammesIn this exclusive piece Helen Rappaport reveals the untold story of modern Russia& 39;s obsession with the Romanov family and the place where they died.
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Understanding Chaucer’s Knight

Understanding Chaucer’s KnightBy Gina FiloCo-Winner of the Harlaxton College Essay Prize (2012)Introduction: The Knight in Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales has always attracted a great deal of critical attention. Throughout the twentieth century in particular, views on this “worthy” knight have varied greatly.
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Queenfish II SSN-651 - History

Queenfish II SSN-651Queenfish II(SSN-651: dp. 4,060; 1. 292& 39;; b. 31& 39;; dr. 25& 39;; s 20+ k. (surf.and subm.); cpl. 99; a. 4 21& 34; tt., ASROC; cl. Stur~eon)The second Queenfish (SSN-651) was laid down by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., 11 May 1964 Iaunehed 25 February 1966; sponsored by Hon.
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