Webcam view on the Deutsches Eck (German Corner), the confluence of the River Rhine (from left to right in the picture) and River Moselle (from top to bottom). The webcam is provided by the Bundesanstalt für Gewässerkunde (Federal Institution for Hydrology) and placed on the Festung Ehrenbreitstein (Fort Ehrenbreitstein).
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Lifeboats must be fast and unusually seaworthy. They are equipped with triple screw drive as well as medical equipment and various navigation and communication devices for the search of damaged ships and survivors. For actions in shallow water a small auxiliary boat can be lowered. The ships of the "Theodor Heuss" class were constructed after long test series and became models for the later dev...
Konrad Zuse (June 22, 1910 in Berlin – December 18, 1995) was a German engineer and computer pioneer. His greatest achievement was the completion of the first functional tape-stored-program-controlled computer, the Z3, in 1941. The Z3 is sometimes claimed to be "first computer" as such, though this depends on complex and subtle definitional issues, as the machine was not truly general-purpose i...
Aktive Kernkraftwerke / Still active nuclear power plants
* Biblis A und B
* Lingen (Ems)|Lingen (Emsland)
* Gundremmingen B und C
* Essenbach 1 und 2
* Neckarwestheim 1 (mit Bahnstromgenerator) und 2
* Philippsburg 1 und 2
Oberpfaffenhofen is a village which is part of the municipality of Weßling in the district of Starnberg, Bavaria, Germany.
The village is home to a major site of the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, DLR) and became hence known to a wide audience when, in 1983 the first German astronaut, the physicist Ulf Merbold flew to space on board a Space Sh...
Fighting began in North Africa on September 13, 1940, when Marshal Rodolfo Graziani's Italian 10th Army launched an attack from its bases in Libya on outnumbered British forces in western Egypt. A successful British counterattack initiated on December 9, 1940, led by General Sir Archibald Wavell, resulted in Italian defeat at Tobruk (Tubruq) in eastern Libya on January 22, 1941. On February 12,...
Site in Egypt where German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel (the "Desert Fox") fought and finally lost.
Editor's Note (from the Wikipedia):
Rommel spent most of 1941 building his organization and re-forming the shattered Italian units, who had suffered a string of defeats at the hands of British Commonwealth forces under Major General Richard O'Connor. An offensive pushe...
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