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The Altmark incident

In mid-February 1940, the 'Altmark' incident occurred. The 'Altmark' was a supply ship for the scuttled pocket-battleship 'Graf Spee', sunk at the River Plate in December 1939. The 'Altmark' was returning to Germany and as a naval auxiliary ship she could legally claim freedom from search by foreign forces.
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Assassination at Sarajevo

The murder of Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo is accepted by historians as the immediate cause of World War One though serious trouble - long term causes - had been brewing for sometime. On June 28th 1914, the heir to the Austrian Empire, Franz Ferdinand, was visiting Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia. Bosnia was in the very south-east corner of the Austrian empire and some people there wanted to be independent from Austria and set up their own state which could run itself.
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The Three Articles

In 1583 John Whitgift, the new Archbishop of Canterbury, introduced a document known as the Three Articles. This was an attempt to bring into line nonconformists who were unwilling to follow the Elizabethan Church. Whitgift had gained a reputation as a man who had no love of the Puritans even before his appointment by Elizabeth.
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The Battle of Iwo Jima

The Battle of Iwo Jima took place in February 1945. The capture of Iwo Jima was part of a three-point plan the Americans had for winning the war in the Far East. By 1944, America and her allies in the Pacific War had the ascendancy. In the west, the Japanese were being turned back in Burma and island hopping had isolated Japanese forces in the eastern sector.
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Theophile Delcasse

Théophile Delcassé was French Foreign Minister during the First Moroccan Crisis. Delcassé was known to be a politician who wanted to restore French pride after their defeat in the Franco-Prussian war (1870-71) and he was not prepared for Germany to have any influence in Morocco. Delcassé was born at Parmiers in southern France in 1852.
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Feminism and Unstructured Interviews

Feminists are said to support the use of unstructured interviews as a research technique as opposed to structured interviews. Semi and unstructured interviews are methods widely used in feminist research as they are claimed to “convey a deeper feeling for or more emotional closeness to the persons studied” (Jayaratne 1983).
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