Created Prince of Wales in 1958, it was not until 1969 that Prince Charles’
investiture finally took place, in a ceremony televised on the BBC.
While the event, taking place in July, was generally welcomed, some Welsh people thought it was a symbol of their subjugation. A protest was held on the 6th of March.
The image was taken by Welsh photojournalist
The investiture took place at the same location as the protest: Caernarfon Castle.
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Today is the 48th anniversary of the end of the
Battle of Binh Ba. It was one of Australia’s most significant battles of the Vietnam War.
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Otherwise known as the Southern Aurora rail disaster, the Violet Town accident happened in Australia on the 7
th of February, 1969 on the overnight train between Sydney and Melbourne.
Occurring about one kilometre out Violet Town in the state of Victoria, the accident happened when the driver of the passenger train, the
Southern Aurora, had a heart attack and collided with a freight train.
Nine people died and forty were injured. The driver of the other train was one of the people killed, though he tried to take cover in the engine room.
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Because Anzac Day is such a big deal this year, here are some of my father’s pictures from the Vietnam War (he’s the one with black hair). Australian Army, 1968-69.
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Anzac Day in Australia. So here’s a video from the Battle of Binh Ba in the Vietnam War. My father fought in this battle. He is driving an armoured personnel carrier.