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Advertising Needs More History Majors

In the United States in 2014, only 1.7% of the undergraduate degrees awarded were history degrees. In the period since 1971, the share of history and social sciences degrees has declined from 18% to 9%. 1 Why study history? According to … Continue reading

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Remember D-Day

It’s pitch black, 00:16 hours and you’ve just crash-landed near Caen. You’re in hostile territory, lost, and some of your comrades are already dead and wounded. You’re just 20 years old and have never been in combat. So began D-Day … Continue reading

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Remember D-Day

First things first. At 0016 hours today, the Horsas began to crash-land near the Caen Canal in Normandy, France. The liberation of Europe was under way. Over 24,000 young men jumped from planes or landed in gliders to support the … Continue reading

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Remember D-Day

At 0016 hours today, the Horsas began to crash-land near the Caen Canal in Normandy, France.  The liberation of Europe was under way. Over 24,000 young men jumped from planes or landed in gliders to support the 160,000 men who … Continue reading

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