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London’s maritime past has witnessed a range of notable events from the ceremonial pomp and pageantry of state occasions and the colourful celebrations for ship launches to the turmoil of conflict and disaster. So rich is this story that the Thames has been described as ‘liquid history’.
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Docklands and the BlitzDocklands and the Blitz

London in the firing line
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Defending the East EndDefending the East End

Dealing with the Blitz
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73 killed in East End explosion73 killed in East End explosion

The terrible events at Silvertown's TNT factory
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Which 'Great Britons' had state funerals that included a procession on the Thames?
Charles Darwin and Diana, Princess of Wales
Lord Nelson and Sir Winston Churchill
Elizabeth I and Isambard Kingdon Brunel
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