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|The attack on the Eder dam |
The Eder valley was heavily fogged but not defended. The tricky topography of the surrounding hills made the approach difficult and the first aircraft, Shannon's, made six runs before taking a break. Maudslay (Z for Zebra) then attempted a run but the bomb struck the top of the dam and the aircraft was caught in the blast. Shannon made another run and ...
|The main church of Tomar is located in the main square of the town, in front of the Municipality (17th century) and a modern statue of Gualdim Pais. |
The church was built between the 15th and 16th centuries and has many interesting artistic details, like the flamboyant Gothic portal, the Manueline tower with a 16th century clock, the decorated capitals of the inner columns of the nave an...
|Malmöhus Castle is the oldest remaining renaissance castle in Scandinavia and was originally built as a citadel in 1434 by Eric of Pomerania. The castle was completed in the sixteenth century. In the 16th and 17th centuries it served as a royal residence for the Danish kings.||11/28/2005||520|
|An aerial view of the Railway Bridge which was blown by the Germans on Sunday 17th September 1944.||05/13/2006||1,326|
|(Wikipedia) On December 2, 1942, under the direction of the brilliant Enrico Fermi, the world's first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction took place in the world's first nuclear reactor, Chicago Pile-1, shortened as CP-1, built on a racquets court under the abandoned west stands of the Alonzo Stagg Field stadium on the University of Chi...||08/12/2005||496|
|B-24 Liberator bomber raiding the Japanese airfields at Cape Gloucester, New Britain in preparation of the American invasion, Dec 1943 |
The Battle of Cape Gloucester was a battle in the Pacific theater of World War II, which took place between late December 1943 and April 1944, on the island of New Britain, part of the Territory of New Guinea.
The battle was a maj...
|This overlay shows the area in Kassel city centre 1944 after RAF has bombeb it in 1943.|
During World War II, during the night of October 22/23, 1943, 569 British bombers (Arthur Harris´ Bomber Command) razed Kassel destroying 90% of the city centre; about 10,000 people died in the raid and 150,000 were rendered homeless, in a firestorm comparable to the one in Hamburg in July 194...
|Built in the the 13th century by the Escoussans, the Langoiran Castle hold an important strategic position during the Hundred Years War.|
It was successively the home of the Albret and the Montferrand families until the 16th century. Residing place of Tuillaume d'Affis, President of the Parlement of Bordeaux at the beginning of the 17th century, it was dismantled during the Fronde. Classi...
|Diamond Way Buddhist Center New York is part of an international network of over 400 meditation centers in the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. The centers were founded and are directed by Lama Ole Nydahl according to the wishes of H.H. 16th Karmapa. They are now under the spiritual guidance of H.H. 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, Trinlay Thaye Dorje. ||09/17/2006||279|
|La Cour-Senlisse castle was built between 15 and 16th century It has a regular square plan with 4 towers in the corners, one of them standing as keep. |
It was incorporated in the Duché of Chevreuse in 1556 and was rebuilt partially mid 17th century to gain more comfort.
It is owned by The Duke of Luynes family since 18th century.
From the original castle are only remaining ...
|This overlay shows the destroyed dam a view hours after the bombing. The hole caused by the especially manufactured bouncing-bomb can be seen and on the left you can see the flooded area down the river Eder. (The bouncing bomb was a kind of bomb designed by Barnes Wallis of Vickers-Armstrong. It was used in the famous Dambusters raid to attack major dams in Germany during World War II.)|
|Operation Barbarossa (Unternehmen Barbarossa) was the German codename for Nazi Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union during World War II that commenced on June 22, 1941. It was to be the turning point for the fortunes of Hitler's Third Reich in that the failure of Operation Barbarossa arguably resulted in the eventual overall defeat of Nazi Germany. The Eastern Front which was opened by Operat...||10/24/2005||1,415|