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British Pilots Surname G

While pilots from abroad fought with distinction in the Battle of Britain, the majority of pilots were from Great Britain. No official record of Battle of Britain pilots survived World War Two - only those who had died, and it is their names that are on a memorial in Westminster Abbey, which was unveiled in 1947.
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May 3, 2017 Day104 of the First Year - History

10:30AM THE PRESIDENT will receive his daily intelligence briefingOval Office Closed Press11:50AM THE PRESIDENT welcomes President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian AuthorityStakeout Open Press11:55AM THE PRESIDENT meets with President AbbasOval Office12:15PM THE PRESIDENT gives a joint statement with President AbbasRoosevelt Room12:30PM THE PRESIDENT will have a working luncheon with President AbbasCabinet Room6:30PM THE PRESIDENT has dinner with religious leadersBlue Room
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Special Operations Executive

The Special Operations Executive was ordered by Winston Churchill to “set Europe ablaze”. The Special Operations Executive's (SOE) main task was to link up with resistance movements - primarily the French Resistance - to undermine the Germans in the countries they had occupied. In 1940, after the fall of France, Britain had a rudimentary approach to assisting civilian resistance movements in Europe.
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A. G. Prentiss - History

A. PrentissA. Prentiss(Tug: dp. 130; 1. 76& 39;; b. 17.2& 39;; dr. 7& 39; (mean); s. 9 k.; cpl. 6; a.none)A. Prentiss—a small wooden-hulled tug built in 1912 at Kennebunk, Maine—was inspected by the Navy in the 3d Naval District on 6 March 1918 and selected for service and delivered to the Navy on 25 March 1918 under a charter approved three days later.
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