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RAF personnel loading straw onto an aircraft 1955: Britain's big freeze

Deep snow and freezing temperatures continue to cause havoc across much of Britain.


US marine hoists flag 1968: South Vietnamese recapture Hue
The South Vietnamese celebrate the recapture of the country's third city, Hue, after a battle lasting three weeks.

Clement Attlee on the eve of Labour's victory 1950: Labour wins slim majority
Clement Attlee returns as prime minister of Britain but with a single-figure majority.

Lady Diana Spencer and Prince Charles announce their engagement 1981: Prince Charles and Lady Di to marry
The Prince of Wales and the Lady Diana Spencer end months of speculation by announcing they are to wed this summer.

Stephen Lawrence 1999: Lawrence report blasts 'racist' police
London's police force is "institutionally racist" says a report on the murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence.

1971: UK restricts Commonwealth migrants
Commonwealth citizens lose their automatic right to remain in the UK under the government's new Immigration Bill.
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