in 1953 chemnitz was renamed to karl-marx-stadt (karl-marx-city) by the east german government. the bombed inner city was replaced by other buildings including an over sized head of karl marx (10m high!). behind the monument marx' on the wall of another building, the communist manifesto is quoted (also...
The Maeslantkering is situated in the Nieuwe Waterweg near Rotterdam.
The construction was built for keeping the seawater out. In 1997 these two doors where closed for the first time. it is the intention only to close these doors when the tide is extremely high (about 3.20 meters above normal sea level).
Normaly the doors are opened to let the ships pass to Rotterdam harbour.
Ninth Air Force: In Germany, 564 A-20s, A-26s and B-26s strike oil storage at Deggendorf and Annaburg, marshalling yards at Memmingen and Wittenberg, ordnance depots at Nordlingen and Straubing, and other targets including flak positions; fighters escort the bombers, fly patrols, sweeps, and armed reconnaissance, attack special targets, and cooperate with US ground forces including the VII Corp...
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