Churchill's praise for RAF Pilots
"Never was so much owed by so many to so few" - Prime Minister Winston Churchill from a speech made on 20th August 1940, in reference to the bravery of the pilots of the Royal Air Force (RAF) during the Battle of Britain, the pivotal air battle with the German Luftwaffe with Britain expecting a German invasion.
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Alexandra Palace, the home of the B.B.C. The large transmitt
Alexandra Palace as the home of the B.B.C television service in 1936 showing the mast and transmitting aerials for vision and sound. Special tests of reception of the B.B.C from Alexandra Palace of synchronised television and speech were held at Olympia by a committee of the Radio Manufacturers' Association. On alternate days transmissions from Alexandra Palace were given by Baird and Marconi E.M.I systems. In 1935 the B.B.C experimented with John Logie Baird's television system and Marconi's E.M.I system. The E.M.I succeeded Baird's in 1937.
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Karl Marx monument, Moscow, Russia
The Karl Marx monument in Teatralnaya Square, Moscow, Russia, around the time of its unveiling in 1961. It was carved on the spot from a 200 ton block of granite. The inscription on the front reads "Workers of the world, unite!" The Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev speaks into an array of microphones, flanked by other politicians.
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