Events for Sunday 5th May 2013

On This Day in History

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WWII: Eithopia Liberated

5th May 1941

On 6 April 1941, Addis Ababa was liberated by General Alan Cunningham's force. Emperor Haile Selassie made a formal entry to the city on 5 May. This was five years after being forced to flee when the Italians captured his capital on 5th May 1936 during the Second Italo-Abyssinian War.

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Bare Feet & Bandoliers
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by David Shireff

This is the story of two remarkable 'firsts'. It is the story of the first successful attempt by Allied forces during the Second World War to support and sustain a local resistance movement with regular forces in enemy-held territory.
It is also the story of how Ethiopia became… Read more...

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This Day's Events


Abingdon Air & Country Show

Starts: Sun 5th May
Ends: Sun 5th May
Price: See description

Abdingdon Airfield, Abingdon OX13 6JQ

Airshow in Abingdon

It’s not just an air show! The Abingdon Air & Country Show has a varied ground show to go along with a fly-in of both modern and vintage aeroplanes and the associated air display. All of this is within a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Tickets & Parking
On the day Admission: Adult £15, OAP £10, 5-15yr olds £5, Under 5s Free,
In Advance*: Adult £12, OAP £8, 5-15yr olds £4, Under 5s Free.
Free Car Parking
Gates open: 10 AM – Event finishes: 5:30 PM

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