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Title: Sydney Cohen - 'The King of Lampedusa' and Brackley
Category: Brackley
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© Marcus Roberts (2009)

Brackley has a little known link to one of the strangest escapades of the War. In 1941, Sergeant Sydney Cohen, a RAF pilot, quite unwittingly and single-handedly, ca...

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Title: Richard Gorer
Category: Miscellaneous
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'Richard Gorer: an Anglo-Jewish Musicologist, Garden Writer and Scholar of Horticulture'

While many may not be familiar with the name of Richard Gorer, thousands already kno...

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Title: Oxford Jews and Enigma Code Breaking at Bletchley Park
Category: Oxford
Description: Some of Oxford's resident Jewish community provided an unusual contribution to the war effort. A number of Oxford Jews were recruited to work at the Bletchley Park Government Code and Cipher School, d...
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Title: Nathaniel Isaacs - Explorer and a Founder of Natal
Category: Canterbury
Description: Nathaniel Isaacs (1808-1872) is an undeservedly neglected historical figure - as an explorer he was one of the first white men on the African continent in the 1820s and 30s. He also wrote an important...
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Title: Murder at the Tower in Gloucester
Category: Gloucester
Description: The following resources are new translations from records in Latin held at the National Archives. They throw light on the murder of Solomon Turbe at Gloucester Castle through legal documents of the t...
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Title: Lady Montefiore's Cookbook, 1846
Category: Ramsgate
Description: In 1846 a kosher cookery book appeared, discreetly credited to the editorship of 'a Lady'. Research in Ramsgate has now revealed that the authoress was no less than Lady Judith Montefiore herself. T...
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