The Allies meet at the closing of the 'Falaise Pocket', Fran
Photograph showing the meeting between American troops (on right with jeep) and Canadian troops (on left with half-track) to mark the closing of the 'Falaise Pocket' on the road between Falaise and Argentan, France, 1944. By closing the gap at Falaise, the Allied forces had completed their attempt to encircle the German Fifth Army and Seventh Panzer Army.
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Closing of the Stock Exchange in London at the start of WWI
The prospect of widespread European war naturally brought down stocks and shares with a run, so to prevent further fall, the London banks urged the closing of the Stock Exchange, and consequently the suspension of all dealings in stocks and shares until the international horizon had brightened. Crowds of out-of-work stockbrokers and their clerks gathered in Throgmorton Street shortly after the closing of the London Stock Exchange on 13th July 1914. Date: 31st July 1914
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Prince Henry and Waldemar of Prussia
Prince Waldemar of Prussia (1889-1945) with his father, Prince Heinrich (Henry) of Prussia (1862-1929) at Balmoral in the 1890s. Waldemar was the eldest son of Henry and Princess Irene of Hesse. He was a haemophilia sufferer like his younger brother Heinrich, who had died at the age of four. Though his health was precarious and he often came close to death, he managed to reach the age of fifty-six. He was taken ill in the closing months of the Second World War while trying to escape the advancing Soviet Army, and died because the clinic where he was taken could not perform blood transfusions. Father and son are shown here wearing the Highland dress traditionally worn while at the royal residence of Balmoral.
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