D-Day’s ‘forgotten man’

06 Jun 2014

Seventy years after Allied soldiers stormed the beaches of Normandy, the Churchill Archives Centre has released a short film commemorating the ‘forgotten architect’ of D-Day.

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Ronald Balfour: Cambridge’s own ‘monuments man’

10 Mar 2014

The ‘monuments men’ were a multinational unit of the Allied Forces who operated behind enemy lines during the Second World War to safeguard artistic and cultural treasures. Among them was historian Ronald Balfour, Fellow of King’s College, who lost his life 69 years ago.

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D-Day’s forgotten commander

05 Mar 2014

Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay – the forgotten architect of the Dunkirk evacuation and D-Day landings – is to be remembered at Cambridge University’s Churchill Archives Centre tomorrow (March 6).

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The forgotten and the buried

25 Feb 2014

A new film exploring a dark chapter of Norwegian Second World War history will be screened at Churchill College on Wednesday evening (6pm).

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The forgotten occupation

01 Feb 2013

Many were interned on the Continent. Some were sent to Nazi concentration camps. Now, thanks to the efforts of a Cambridge academic, the stories of individual defiance during the German occupation of Guernsey during World War II can be told

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Alan Turing aged 16

Marking the centenary of Turing's birth

23 Jun 2012

Saturday 23 June marks the centenary of the birth of Alan Turing - mathematical genius, hero of the WWII code breakers of Bletchley Park, and father of modern computing. To celebrate, a short film has been produced by the University. A blue plaque has been unveiled on the front of King’s College - where Turing was both a student and then a fellow.

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Dr Gilly Carr at the entrance to “Occupied Behind Barbed Wire”, which will be on display in Jersey until the end of 2012.

The art of survival

22 May 2012

A collection of artefacts made by prisoners from the Channel Islands in World War II has gone on display in Jersey to mark the 70th anniversary of the Channel Island deportations, with the help of a Cambridge researcher.

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