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Squadron 617 1943: RAF raid smashes German dams

An audacious raid into the industrial heartland of Germany uses revolutionary bombs to flood the Ruhr valley.

1974: Bombs devastate Dublin and Monaghan
Four car bombs explode in the Irish capital, leaving at least 23 dead and more than 100 injured.

1960: East-West summit in tatters after spy plane row
The much-heralded Big Four summit in Paris fails after U2 spy plane recriminations.

Charlie Chaplin in The Kid 1921 1978: Charlie Chaplin's stolen body found
The coffin containing the body of Charlie Chaplin - missing since his grave was pillaged nearly two months ago - is found.

2000: First Britons reach North Pole unaided
Two Royal Marine commandos are the first Britons to reach the geographical North Pole braving severe weather conditions.

1955: Eden takes to the airwaves
Prime Minister Sir Anthony Eden presents the largest-scale election broadcast ever seen on television.
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Top Story 1955: Communist states sign Warsaw Pact
Top Story 1957: Britain drops its first H-bomb
Top Story 1943: Germans crush Jewish uprising
Top Story 1944: Monte Cassino falls to the Allies
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Top Story 1983: Car bomb in South Africa kills 16
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