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7 Important Civil War Battles

When Southern rebels bombarded Fort Sumter in South Carolina in April 1861, it was the start of a war between the Union and the secessionist Confederate States of America that would stretch on for four bloody years.The war took a brutal toll. According to statistics compiled by the National Park Service,110,100 men on the Union side lost their lives in combat and another 275,174 were wounded in action, while 94,000 Confederates were killed and another 194,026 were wounded.
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Medicine in Ancient Rome

The Ancient Romans, like the Ancient Greeks and Ancient Egyptians, made a huge input into medicine and health. The Romans input was mainly concerned with public health schemes. Though the Roman 'discoveries' may not have been in the field of pure medicine, poor hygiene by people was a constant source of disease, so any improvement in public health was to have a major impact on society.
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No. 95 Squadron (RAF): Second World War

No. 95 Squadron (RAF) during the Second World WarAircraft - Locations - Group and Duty - BooksNo.95 Squadron was formed in 1941 to operate the Short Sunderland flying boat from bases in West Africa, where it remained until the end of the war.On 15 January 1941 No.210 Squadron at Oban was ordered to send three of its Sunderlands to Freetown to form a new No.
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Pintail AMc-17 - History

Pintail(AMc-17: dp. 210; 1. 84& 39;9& 34;; b. 22& 39;; dr. 8& 39;6& 34;; s. 9 k.; cpl. 17;a. 1 mg.)Pintail (AMc-17), built in 1937 as Three Star by the Kruse and Banks Shipbuilding Co., North Bend, Ore., was purchased by the Maritime Commission from the MacPhisterVan Camp Canning Co., San Pedro, Calif.
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Preparing to bomb up a Consolidated Catalina

Bombing up a CatalinaPreparing to bomb up a Consolidated Catalina. Given that the bombs were suspended from the wings, one hopes that some more equipment is hidden off the picture!.Taken from Coastal Command, 1939-1942, HMSO, published 1943, p.125How to cite this article:Rickard, J (28 February 2007), Preparing to bomb up a Consolidated Catalina, http://www.
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