This photograph, dated the 24th of June, 1918, shows Italian troops at 10am, waiting for battle.
They are in the
of Nervesa, in the northern Italian Veneto region, an area that was largely destroyed in battle in the days immediately before. commune
The soldiers retook the region from the Austro-Hungarians.
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The coronations of George V,
King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, and his wife, Mary of Teck, took place at Westminster Abbey in London on the 22nd of June, 1911. The ceremony was held more than a year after the death of George’s predecessor and father, Edward VII.
Coronation Annexe was built in front of Westminster Abbey, designed to blend in with the Abbey’s Gothic features.
The Coronation Ceremony of His Most Gracious Majesty King George V in Westminster Abbey. 22nd June 1911 by John Henry Frederick Bacon.
Following the coronation, the King and Queen went on a tour that included Ireland and India.
King George ruled until his death in January of 1936.
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Damage on the dockside. X
The Great Fire of Saint John occurred in New Brunswick, Canada on the 20
th of June, 1877.
It was after two in the afternoon when a spark fell onto hay in a storehouse, sparking a fire that burnt for nine hours. At least nineteen people were killed and many more were injured.
1612 structures were destroyed, including fourteen hotels, eight churches, six banks, and a number of boats. The heat of the flames was so great that some buildings were said to have burst into flames before the fire reached them.
Cities all over the world donated money to the rebuilding effort, including Chicago, a city that had suffered
a massive fire less than six years before.
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Queen Victoria celebrated her Golden Jubilee on the 20th of June, 1887. This photograph is of Regent Street in London decorated for the event.
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English cricketer Arthur Fagg, who played both for Kent and England, was born on the 18th of June, 1915.
After retiring from the sport, he went on to become a well-known umpire. He died in September 1977.
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Only hours after being awarded the French
Légion d’honneur, British Lieutenant Reginald Warneford was killed in an aeroplane crash on the 17th of June, 1915.
A 1919 painting depicting the moment the Zeppelin was brought down.
Only twenty-three at the time of his accident, Warneford, a member of the
Royal Naval Air Service had been hailed a hero ten days earlier when he’d brought down a German Zeppelin in the First World War.
After the presentation ceremony and reception Warneford was transporting American journalist Henry Beach Newman from an aerodrome at
Buc when the plane crashed, killing both passengers. Newman died instantly, while Warneford died of his injuries shortly afterwards.
The funeral took place in July. X
In addition to his French award, he was also given the
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: Gunners of the Royal Garrison Artillery outside a bomb-proof dug-out at Reninghelst ( The British Army on the Western Front, 1914-1918 Reningelst), Belgium. 15th June 1916.
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