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In 1914 an 18-year-old girl called Mairi Chisholm set out for London on her motor bike to see how she could help the war effort. She teamed up with a nurse called Elsie Knocker, who shared her spirit of adventure, and the pair of them went on to spend an incredible four years treating the wounded on the front line. They were the only women to live and work in the Belgian front-line trenches during the First World War.
Ichthyosaurus Fossil on display ay Lyme Regis Museum in the 1960s. Mary Anning a 12 year old girl found this first complete fossil in 1811. The museum is built on the site of her birthplace. The fossil is now homed at The Natural History Museum but has briefly returned to the Lyme Regis Museum in 2011 for the 200th anniversary of its discovery.
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World War II Service Dog ‘Bing’, the parachuting World War II dog who leapt from a Dakota plane on D-Day and led troops to victory, and with British Army sniper Jack Walton. During the D-Day landings, ‘Bing’ would keep watch while his men slept. After the war, he returned to his owner in Essex – and his peacetime name of ‘Brian’ – before dying of natural causes in 1955, aged 13. In 1947, he was awarded the PDSA Dicken Medal, the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross. #WWII #WarDogs
Dorothy Gibson - Wikipedia
Dorothy Gibson - Model and actress who survived the Titanic. After arriving in NY on the rescue ship Carpathia, Gibson was convinced by her manager to appear in a film based on the sinking. She not only starred in the one-reel drama, but wrote the scenario and even appeared in the very same clothing she had worn aboard the Titanic that night - a white silk evening dress topped with a cardigan and polo coat.
Gentle Giant Sea Horses
During the months of February through May, and again in September through November, the "Paardenvissers" or fishermen on horseback from Oostduinkerke, Belgium have taken their Belgian (Brabant or Brabançon) horses, planks and nets into the breast-deep water of the North Sea trolling for shrimp since the 17th Century.