Derwent Dam was where Wing Commander Guy Gibson trained his squadron for their historic nocturnal assaults on the Mohne, Eder and Sorpe dams - all crucial to Hitler’s industrial heartland in the Ruhr Valley.Gibson’s force had to fly across occupied Europe at night, so low that some were killed by power lines, and drop untried bouncing bombs – with unprecedented accuracy – in full view of the enemy’s guns.An international war crimes tribunal in Tokyo passes death sentences on seven Japanese military and government officials, including General Hideki Tojo, who served as premier of Japan from 1941 to 1944. planetary probe Voyager 1 edges within 77,000 miles of Saturn, the second-largest planet in the solar system.Eight days before, the trial ended after 30 months with all 25 Japanese defendants being found guilty of... The photos, beamed 950 million miles back to California, stunned scientists.
Their work tended to have a brighter red, blue and yellow than the pottery produced by Adams, however they use the same black transfer technique.
Andrew Ellicott Douglass, an early American astronomer born in Vermont, witnesses the Leonids meteor shower from a ship off the Florida Keys.
Douglass, who later became an assistant to the famous astronomer Percival Lowell, wrote in his journal that the “whole heaven appeared as if illuminated with sky rockets, flying...
Most recently, Wade Potteries, Staffordshire, produced a limited edition run of 500 two-handled cider mugs with the 'Farmers Arms' verse on them for the Taunton Cider Company in 1981.
In addition to mugs, oversized cups and saucers, soup bowls, plates and punch bowl sets there are jugs, often around 17 - 18 cm (7") high. (Pre 153 when taken over by Cobridge Pottery) AW Gale.