We’ve all heard that the full armour of knights was not practical. Probably more used for status, as they were too heavy and that they could hardly move. Right?
Guilt or innocence of a whole nation does not exist. Guilt is, just as innocence, not collective but personal.
— Richard von Weizsäcker (1920-2015), German politician and President of the Federal Republic of Germany (1984-1994)
An already forgotten art of war … rediscovered and brought to perfection. Impressive!
25 years ago: Thousands of people from the GDR are trying to flee their country and have entered the embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in order to get a VISA. German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher on the balcony of the German Embassy in Prague announces to the crowd of refugees what had been impossible so far… well only so far; although it is in German, you can understand… he cannot finish the sentence even.
Seen a thousand times, but each time goose-bumps.
Sad but so true.
Found at the site of Mario Sixtus.
A brief history of the land called Israel/Palestine/Canaan/the Levant.
Who’s-killing-who viewer’s guide here:
On March 4th 1975 Charles Chaplin was awarded a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II (“Knight Commander of the British Empire“).
Although widely known as comic actor, I think his role as “The Great Dictator” is one of his best and the final speech is one of the most impressive scenes in film history.
In current times there are quite a number of people who should watch this and take it to their heard. Unfortunately I have little hope.
“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.”
Another quote from Benjamin Franklin… Wisdom from a long time ago, valid still today.
I knew about two historical “events”, but not about some of the others… here’s what happened in German history on the 9th of November