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According to the autobiography of Lord Denis Healey, who was Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1974 to 1979, Britain only drew half of the IMF loan. Furthermore, he states that drawn amount were repaid in full by 4 May 1979, when the Labour government including himself left office. Moreover, I drew only half of the loan offered in return by the IMF, and ...


There are web sites that discuss the history of Channel ferries. Paddle steamers made their appearance in the early 1800s: Of course, every kind of boat could be used as a ferry, even small foot powered paddle boats. The 1827 scene below is from the United States, but the same kind of boats were used in the English channel:

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