Tale of an American hero who married a Dorset girl

TOMORROW (7) will see the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

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Dozens turn up for pivotal moment in Portland history

THERE are many faces in this picture postcard watching a key moment in the history of Portland.

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Frog girl Babs catches the eye as sunbathing extra in Weymouth-shot film

WE’VE already heard from Elaine Pickersgill, an extra in Weymouth and Portland-shot movie Petticoat Pirates.

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Remembered: the 198 Dorsetmen whose cavalry charge ‘changed the game’ in Britain’s war with Turkey

THE heroic actions of the Dorset Yeomanry whose ride into battle 100 years ago was a ‘game changer’ in the war against Turkey, was hailed at a county event.

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Remembered: the 198 Dorsetmen whose cavalry charge ‘changed the game’ in Britain’s war with Turkey

THE heroic actions of the Dorset Yeomanry whose ride into battle 100 years ago was a ‘game changer’ in the war against Turkey, was hailed at a county event.

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Picture of the Day: Swanage Bay circa 1950

Harry Dipple of Blandford brought in this letter card of Swanage Bay looking south. He thinks it could date from the 1950s, although could be earlier.

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GALLERY: When Westbourne’s Collegiate School was the ‘chief establishment’ of Bournemouth

It is 50 years ago since Collegiate School in Poole Road, Westbourne, closed. Many of its former pupils still live in the Bournemouth area and have fond memories of the school.

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The life and death of King John

King John’s acts of misgovernment prompted his barons to demand reform, setting the kingdom on the road to civil war and leading to John’s grant of Magna Carta. Why was he seen as such a terrible king and how did Magna Carta come about?

Professor David Carpenter, Professor Stephen Church and Dr Marc Morris discuss the life and reign of King John, 800 years after his death in October 1216.

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Defeating the Zeppelins

For almost two years during the First World War, German airships roamed over the British countryside, bombing towns and villages without fear of a significant response from the aircraft assigned to defend the country. But all that changed in the late summer of 1916 when a new weapon was introduced, one that spelt the end of the Zeppelin menace.

Ian Castle is the author of two books and a website detailing Germany’s air campaign against Britain during the First World War (http://ift.tt/1JONkq5).

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The best way to handle tonnes of Portland stone

IT’S time to enjoy another classic picture postcard thanks to friend of Looking Back Andy Hutchings.

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