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German SS women moving dead bodies into grave 1945: British troops liberate Bergen-Belsen

British troops enter the concentration camp after negotiating a truce with the German commandant.


Scene of the US attack 1986: US launches air strikes on Libya
The United States bombs Tripoli in retaliation for Libyan terrorist attacks on American targets.

Police try to help trapped Liverpool fans 1989: Football fans crushed at Hillsborough
At least 93 football supporters have been killed in Britain's worst-ever sporting disaster.

Ruined buildings 1942: Malta gets George Cross for bravery
The people of Malta are awarded the George Cross in recognition of their heroic struggle against occupation.

Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot leads a column of his men 1998: Former Cambodian dictator dies
The former Cambodian dictator, Pol Pot, whose regime led to the deaths of millions of his people, has died.

2000: White farmer shot dead in Zimbabwe
A white farmer in Zimbabwe has been kidnapped and shot dead by squatters occupying his land.

1953: Britain honours American hero
Reis Leming, a 22-year-old US airman, is awarded the George Medal for rescuing people trapped by winter floods.
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