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The Berlin Wall 13th August 1961 Following the end of WWII Berlin was a city isolated in socialist East Germany/the German Democratic Republic.  Berlin was divided into four sectors, controlled by USA, UK, France and the fourth by the Soviet Union. March 1948 and the Allies decided to unite their 3 occupation Zones into one…

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  The UK Smallpox Outbreak of 1961/1962   Smallpox was all but eradicated in the UK by the late 1930s when an outbreak occurred in Bradford in December of 1961.  The result was 14 confirmed cases of smallpox, 6 deaths from the disease and vaccination of around 250,00 people.   The smallpox vaccine as introduced…

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ENTERTAINMENT FILM   Breakfast at Tiffany’s was released 5th October 1961. Directed by Blake Edwards and starring Audrey Hepburn, this romantic comedy is based loosely on Truman Capote’s novella of the same name published in 1958. The film won 2 Oscars, Best original score and Best original song for Moon River. The role of Holly…

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