Tony's latest podcast looks at the Festival of Britain in 1951. On the anniversary of the Great Exhibition in 1851, the Festival aimed to showcase the best of Britain.
The Festival of Britain emblem, designed by Abram Games, from the cover of the South Bank Exhibition Guide, 1951
1951 South Bank Exhibition. Taken from The Victoria Embankment and shows the Skylon and Dome of Discovery
Visitors to the Festival of Britain in front of the Dome of Discovery. (Southbank Centre Archive/Mrs Holland)
In today's festive podcast, Tony talks about the Christmas Truce in the WWI trenches in 1914.
British and German troops meeting in No-Mans's Land during the unofficial truce. (British troops from the Northumberland Hussars, 7th Division, Bridoux-Rouge Banc Sector).
In today's podcast, Tony discusses the events in the Tonkin Gulf and the Resolution of August 1964.
Photo taken from USS Maddox during the incident, showing three North Vietnamese motor torpedo boats
Chart showing the US Navy's interpretation of the events of the first part of the Gulf of Tonkin incident.
Tony's latest podcast looks at the formation of the National Health Service in Britain after World War II and how this impacted on medical care around the world.
William Beveridge addressing a meeting at Caxton Hall in 1948
In this podcast, Tony talks about the Battle of Cable Street which took place on Sunday 4th October 1936, and the effect it had on the popularity of the B.U.F.
Red plaque commemorating The Battle of Cable Street, Dock Street, near Cable Street junction, London
Sir Oswald Mosley, 6th Baronet (16 November 1896 – 3 December 1980) was an English politician, known principally as the founder of the British Union of Fascists
In today's podcast, Tony talks about the relocation of the Crystal Palace to South London, and its eventual destruction in the fire of 1936.
The Crystal Palace after the fire in 1936
The stone dinosaurs in the Crystal Palace park
Informative podcasts from the W.R.A.P. Team