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The Potsdam Conference

The Potsdam Conference was held from July 16th, 1945 to August 2nd 1945. The Potsdam Conference is considered to be the last of World War Two's conferences. At Yalta and Tehran, the so-called 'Big Three' attended - Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin. At Potsdam, America was represented by Harry Truman, the Soviet Union still by Stalin and Britain, first by Winston Churchill and then by Clement Atlee, who defeated Churchill in the post-war British election in 1945 which took place during the actual conference.
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Fountain of Life

The Fountain of Life movement was introduced into Nazi Germany by Heinrich Himmler. The Fountain of Life (Lebensborn) movement was all part of Himmler's desire to create a Master Race through selective breeding. German women were bombarded with propaganda messages that it was their duty to produce racially pure children and whether they were born in a marriage was of minor concern to Himmler.
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The Death of Adolf Hitler

Mystery surrounded the death of Adolf Hitler for many years. However, more is now thought to be known about Adolf Hitler's death as a result of the work by Antony Beevor. Slowly but surely the forces of the Red Army moved through Berlin in the spring of 1945. The German Army did not have the means to halt Marshall Zhukov's troops - they were outnumbered 15 to 1 and the Red Army's ability to call on mechanised armour seemed unlimited.
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Hawker Typhoon

The Hawker Typhoon was one of World War Two's most potent ground attack planes. The Typhoon was one of the first planes to provide 'close air support'. The design of the Typhoon started in 1938 when Hawker believed that they had developed an engine that was twice as powerful as a Merlin engine that powered the legendary Hawker Hurricane.
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Death of Heinrich Himmler

History states that Heinrich Himmler, to cheat the gallows, bit on a cyanide tablet embedded in one of his teeth and died as a result. Himmler, after the death of Adolf Hitler and Joseph Goebbels, was probably the most prized catch out of all the senior figures in Nazi Germany. Arrested with two other men by a British soldier at a bridge at Bremervorde in Northern Germany as he travelled to Switzerland, the small dishevelled figure with a patch over his left eye, was put into a guardroom.
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2004 American Election

The 2004 American National Election will be between the incumbent president, G W Bush, and the Democrat challenger, Senator John Kerry. Many pundits have stated that the election will be close and that the voting public will home in on the perceived advantages and disadvantages of both men. Political commentators have also stated that those who have yet to make their minds up (the so-called 'floating voters') will be of great importance to the final result.
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