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Bristol Beaufighter

The Bristol Beaufighter first flew on July 17 th , 1939. The Beaufighter was developed as a private venture by the Bristol Aeroplane Company. It was a two-seat, all metal fighter plane that used components from the Bristol Beaufort torpedo-bomber. During World War Two, the Beaufighter gained an excellent reputation as a night-fighter and as a maritime strike aircraft.
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Heinkel III

The Heinkel He 111 was one of the primary bombers used by the Germans during the Blitz. The Heinkel 111 first flew in 1936 as an airliner for Lufthansa. However, while the civilian variety was capable of carrying ten passengers throughout Western Europe, a military version was also being developed. By 1937, the military version of the Heinkel 111 could carry 1700 kg of bombs, though later versions could carry over 2000 kg of bombs.
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Members of the European Parliament

Members of the European Parliament (MEP's) have the power to approve, amend or reject nearly all European Union legislation. Members of the European Parliament can hold the European Commission to account and can force members of the Commission to resign. MEP's also decide on the European Union's budget and can influence how EU money is spent.
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Judicial Independence

Judicial independence “is basic to the (British) Constitution.” (G M Lewis) and is therefore an important part of the structure of British Politics. Democratic rights within British society depend on decisions taken within courts. These courts have to remain independent of outside pressure and interference i.
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Henry VII - The Early Years

Henry VII was born in Pembroke Castle, Wales, on January 28 th , 1457. Henry was the only child of Edmund Tudor, Earl of Richmond, and Margaret Beaufort. Edmund died three months before Henry was born (fighting the Duke of York who was trying to win control of West Wales) and his mother Margaret was only fourteen when she gave birth to the future king.
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Battle of Chickamauga

The Battle of Chickamauga was fought between September 19 th and September 20 th 1863. Chickamauga was a major victory for the army of the Confederate general Braxton Bragg and a major disaster for the Union general of the Army of the Cumberland, William Rosecrans. The Battle of Chickamauga had the second highest number of casualties in the American Civil War and only the Battle of Gettysburg accounted for more.
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