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WWII

  1. Military Heroes: Alan Turing

    Alan Turing Slate Sculpture Image Source: Steve Parker Alan Turing, born in London in 1912, was a Mathematician, Cryptographer and seen as a pioneer of computer science. His work during World War II was unprecedented and one of the most outstanding contributions from a single individual. A life of talent, success and persecution, tainted by a tragic end, his story has been told and retold since his passing with his work continuing to form the basis for technology such as artificial intelligence. Find out more about his life here! Continue reading →
  2. Military Heroes: Vasily Zaitsev

    Vasily Zaitsev In our third instalment of our military heroes series, we travel to Russia to explore the life of Vasily Zaitsev. Along with the UK, the US, France and China, the Soviet Union were the final nation to make up the Allied Forces during WWII. Vasily fought for the Soviet Union from 1942 until the end of the war in 1945, leaving an immeasurable impact and legacy. Continue reading →
  3. Sonic the Hedgehog’s Original Backstory Took Place in WWII

    The original logo and menu screen from Sonic the Hedgehog. [CC by BagoGames (Sonic the Hedgehog game menu screen)] Sonic the Hedgehog is probably one of the most iconic video game characters to have ever existed. The spikey, blue, anthropomorphic hedgehog has been the mascot of Sega since 1991 and is known for his exploits against the evil Dr Ivo “Eggman” Robotnik. But his backstory was almost very different, according to game designer Hirokazu Yasuhara and character designer Naoto Oshima. Continue reading →

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