The Euston Arch was the original entrance to Euston station in Central London. Designed by architect Philip Hardwick, it was inspired by Roman architecture, following Hardwick's trip to Italy in 1818-19. The 'Propylaeum' or Doric arch (1837) of stone pillars and iron gating, 70 feet high, was designed for the London and Birmingham Railway, mirroring Curzon Street Station at the other end of th...
In the evening of October 2. 1961 14 families (53 citicens) of the village Böseckendorf fled over the newly erected border fence between West Germany and the GDR. It was the biggest common escape from the GDR ever known.
The escape was preceded by the systematic expansion of the border by the GDR leadership. After close to Böseckendorf been the first concrete post had been set up...
Stand almost anywhere around the upper reaches of the Firth of Clyde and you will hardly fail to notice one of it's most famous landmarks.
Locally referred to as "the sugar boat" she lies on a sandbank at the Tail o' the Bank (the upper firth anchorage) near to the promontory of Ardmore Point and was the 8325 grt Greek cargo ship CAPTAYANNIS.
The armistice treaty between the Allies and Germany was signed in a railway carriage in Compiègne Forest on 11 November 1918, and marked the end of the First World War on the Western Front. Principal signatories were Marshal Ferdinand Foch, the Allied Commander-in-chief, and Matthias Erzberger, Germany's representative.
The Armistice was agreed at 5 AM on 11 November, to come int...
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