Themistocles against Xerxes, the story of a duel and the exceptional parallel careers of two men of a similar age. However, their origins, beliefs and cultures were very different: one the son of a king and the other the son of democracy itself.
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- Ch 354Dambusters: RAF Raid on GermanyOn the evening of the 16th of May,1943, 19 Lancaster bombers from 617 squadron took off from RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire. Flying at tree-top height, they slipped out over The Wash, cross Norfolk and Suffolk, and left the English coast at Southwold. 500 miles ahead, in the clear moonlight over Germany, lay the targets. Massive, heavily defended dams holding back over 500 million tons of water.The Last Journey of the VikingsIn the French Empire, the Vikings come face to face with new defenses and Charlemagne refuses to hand over Christian land to pagans and pirates. The defense continues but then changes.