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During the worst the night of the Blitz more than 200 aircraft targeted London, with fires raging across the city. By the next morning, 174 people were dead, including 14 fire fighters. This is the story of that night, hour-by-hour....
Worst Night of the Blitz
In 1930, British pilot Amy Johnson gripped the public's imagination as she became the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia. An epic 11,000 mile journey to the other side of the world. She left London on 5 May 1930 and landed in Darwin, Australia almost three weeks later. This is her story.
Amy's First Flight
It's 1805 and France aims to invade Britain. In a defensive move, the Royal Navy blockades French and Spanish ports. At Trafalgar, commander of the fleet, Admiral Lord Nelson, achieves an epic victory but makes the ultimate sacrifice. Follow the battle as it unfolds...
Battle of Trafalgar
For four days in September 1666, London burned. As much as 80% of the city was destroyed and thousands of citizens found themselves homeless. The Great Fire changed the face of London forever. Relive those disastrous days here...
Great Fire of London