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Witchcraft Street, Episode 29

  The Westland Lysander was a British army co-operation and liaison aircraft produced by Westland Aircraft used immediately before and during the Second World War. After becoming obsolete in the army co-operation role, the aircraft’s exceptional short-field performance enabled clandestine missions using small, unprepared airstrips behind enemy lines to place or recover agents, particularly in

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Witchcraft Street, Episode 27

The first demonstration of the instantaneous transmission of images was by Georges Rignoux and A. Fournier in Paris in 1909, but it was only after John Logie Baird’s first public demonstration of televised silhouette images in motion, at Selfridge’s Department Store in London, that it can be argued the media form officially caught the public’s

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Witchcraft Street, Episode 25

Louise Weber, the creator and “Queen of the Can Can”, alias La Goulue (“The Glutton”), got her nickname in her adolescence when she would empty customers’ glasses while dancing in cabarets. Passionate about the dance from an early age, she strutted her stuff in dance halls until Monsieur Oller decided to hire her for the

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