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Girls and Achievement

Girls are now appearing to have a higher ability to succeed in education than boys in today's schooling system. There are many issues concerning this area and these have been supported by a range of theorists using key studies and concepts to establish this further. The impact of feminism on the female population has gradually increased since the 1960's when feminist sociologists highlighted the idea of an education system filled with gender inequalities.
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Captain Harry Rees

Captain Harry Rees joined the Special Operations Executive in 1942. Known as 'Henri', Harry Rees operated in southern France. Rees was parachuted in southern France in April 1943 with the specific task of building up the resistance movement in the Jura region of France. Rees was involved in the blowing up of the Peugeot works in France - having been given the permission to do this by Rudolphe Peugeot during a personnel interview.
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Operation Crossbow

Operation Crossbow was the codename for a vital military operation to find V1 and V2 bases in northern Europe, primarily in north France. Operation Crossbow was centred at RAF Medmenham, 60 miles to the west of London. It was at Medmenham that RAF personnel interpreted reconnaissance photographs and passed on their findings to higher authorities.
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The Treaty of Trianon

The Treaty of Trianon The Treaty of Trianon was signed with Hungary after World War One had ended. The treaty was signed on June 4 th 1920. The Treaty of Trianon stated clearly that “the Allied and Associated Governments affirm and Hungary accepts the responsibility of Hungary and her allies for causing the loss and damage to which the Allied and Associated Governments and their nationals have been subjected as a consequence of the war imposed upon them by the aggression of Austria-Hungary and her allies.
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The Battle for Brittany

The Battle for Brittany took place between August and October 1944. After breaking out of the Normandy beach head in June 1944, Brittany was targeted because of its naval bases at Lorient, St. Nazaire and Brest. U-boats and surface raiders had used these bases, despite a bombing campaign by the RAF, and the Germans had launched 'Operation Cerberus' from Brest in 1942.
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Dieppe 1942

In August 1942, the Allies launched a raid on Dieppe in northern France. Dieppe was to prove a bloodbath for the Allies but important lessons were learned for the 1944 D-Day invasion. Dieppe was selected for an Allied landing in April 1942. Winston Churchill approved the raid for a number of reasons: It would be “a reconnaissance in force” It would “test the enemy defences” on a strongly held coastal sector of France.
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