Category: News & Anecdotes

The Way of the Knife…

Swiss Army Knife: with this tool you will be able to get out of (nearly) every hairy situation

SAChampSwiss Army Knife “SwissChamp”

Since the discovery the oldest tools recently in Kenya, dating back 3.3 million years, it is not surprising to find that the tools were very sharp flint knives:

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D-Day Preparations…

On May 17, 1944, Rommel and Eisenhower are pursuing their own agenda’s:

Rommel is on his last inspection tour of the Normandy Coast and General Eisenhower sets the ultra secret original date for D-Day: June 5.

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Window to a Lost World

“The Archives of the Planet”: Albert Kahn’s amazing photographic & filmic encyclopedia of a lost age.

Mongolia_1Mongolia – imprisoned woman – 1913

In 1909 the millionaire French banker and philanthropist Albert Kahn embarked on an ambitious project to create a colour photographic record of, and for, the peoples of the world. As an idealist and an internationalist, Kahn believed that he could use the new autochrome process, the world’s first user-friendly, true-colour photographic system to promote cross-cultural peace and understanding.

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Free At Last!

May 8, 1945: Victory in Europe, but not yet the end of WWII…

NYT

The New York Times Cover of May 8, 1945 mentioned the progress in the Pacific in the same headline. Many families still had their boys overseas, for them the war was not over…the true end of WWII was August 14, 1945, with the surrender of Japan.

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Woman in Gold

The importance of being honest…about WWII

AdeleBigPortrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer by Gustav Klimt

The story of the painting “Woman in Gold” symbolizes the systemic denial, dishonesty and downright criminal attitudes that still reign in Europe and America about the subject of looted art during the Nazi period.

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