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British Army prisoners captured by the Germans at Arnhem, Holland 1944: Airborne troops retreat from Arnhem

British and Polish soldiers withdraw from Arnhem after days of fierce fighting with little food or water.


Kennedy and Nixon facing each other 1960: Kennedy and Nixon clash in TV debate
Almost 70 million Americans tune in to watch the first ever televised debate between the two presidential candidates.

Hong Kong skyline at night (PA) 1984: UK and China agree Hong Kong handover
Britain and China finalise proposals to end 150 years of British rule in Hong Kong.

House collapses in Assisi after the earthquake 1997: Earthquakes rock central Italy
Two earthquakes kill 10 people and severely damage priceless art treasures in central Italy.

Concorde 1973: Concorde slashes Atlantic flight time
Concorde makes its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic in record-breaking time.

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Top Story 2000: Redgrave wins fifth Olympic gold
Top Story 1975: First Britons conquer Everest
Top Story 1957: Troops end Little Rock school crisis
Top Story 1996: Afghan forces routed as Kabul falls
Top Story 1995: Palestinian self-rule in West Bank agreed
Top Story 1979: Pope calls for peace in Ireland
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