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Honouring the flag , - The picture shows a ceremony in honour of the Swiss flag on 19th of August 1945 in Berne. This ceremony takes place to officially end the term of active service.
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Germany destroyed – Cologne 1945 Cologne, 1965 - Germany destroyed – Cologne 1945 The picture shows a bird'S-eye view of Cologne in the year 1945 after the destruction of the city.In the aftermath of the allied air strikes the city laid in ashes. What had been one of the most important industrial and trading cities of western German was a sea of debris now. You can see the Cologne Cathedral which was the only building of the city that remained fairly undamaged. The scale of devastation depicted in this picture is applicable to most of the industrial cities in Germany after 1945.
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Naar het concentratiekamp, januari 1945. Amersfoort, 1970 circa - Uit de handleiding 1970: Vóór 1940 sprak men in Duitsland van de begeerte en de wil om het roofdier te wekken in de jeugd. ‘Het blonde beest’ werd het wilde ideaal. Dat heeft ons volk gezien. In verslagenheid en weerzin, daarna in halsstarrig verzet, in tegenstand – met of zonder wapens. In een razzia , een strooptocht, een mensenjacht, zijn jonge mensen opgejaagd en gegrepen. Nu worden zij onder ‘zware’ bewaking weggevoerd naar een concentratiekamp. De groep van afgematte jonge mannen verliest haar geslotenheid – er komen achterblijvers. De Obergefreiter – een rang die lager is dan een onderofficier – schreeuwt zijn bevel uit tot aaneensluiten. Hij draagt de Stahlhelm met rijkswapenschildje. Zijn helm is beschilderd, opdat hij zo beter schuil kan gaan tussen de begroeiing. Zijn rangteken draagt hij op de linkermouw. Op de mutsen van de soldaten is de rijksadelaar met het hakenkruis aangebracht. Achteraan loopt een Feldwebel, een onderofficier, herkenbaar aan een platte pet. Als bedwingende klemmen houden de gereedgehouden geweren de gevangenen bijeen. Kinderen waren aan het hout sprokkelen. De hongerwinter was bar en grimmig. Toen de soldaten kwamen, namen de kinderen de wijk. Angst en afschuw heersten. Een jutezak, met opgeraapte takken, bleef als stomme getuige achter. Nood en ellende, smaad en verwoesting. Zo is de oorlog, onterend, schandelijk. Dit tafereel eert hen, die krenking en lijden ondergingen voor gehéél ons volk.
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Richthofen in an aerial combat , 1935 - The picture shows the fighter pilot Manfred von Richthofen (1892-1918) in an aerial fight against allied British fighters during WW I. On the left side you can see the grey biplanes of the allied troops – two of them crashing down. They were hit by the “Red Baron” how Richthofen was called because of his red painted airplane. The picture probably depicts the battle of 21st of April 1918, in which Richthofen was killed. During the Nazi-regime the death-day of Richthofen was celebrated as day of the air-force.
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Marching out for World War I 1914. The people is swept up in a wave of patriotic enthusiasm. , 1960 - The picture shows soldiers, liable to military service in August 1914, who are gathering after the announcement of mobilization (1st of August). The crowds are waving with their hands and flags and the street is decorated with the black-white and red flags of the German Empire. The uniforms and helmets of the soldiers are also decorated; the soldiers seem to march out enthusiastically, voluntarily and with a sense of self-sacrifice.
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Technical achievements are opening the gateway to the world New York, 1972 - The picture shows a cruiser (named Bremen) of the German shipping company Lloyd. The four-funnel express steamer wins the race for the fastest Atlantic crossing; in terms of technical progress the so called “decade of the Germans” (1898-1908) began. Furthermore a Zeppelin is depicted. This rigid airship was constructed by Graf von Zeppelin, who was supported by the German shipping company Hapag. On the picture you can see the cruiser and the airship arriving in the harbor of New York. They both are flagged with the black-white and red flags of the German Empire (1971-1918). American sailors are welcoming them enthusiastically. The picture intends to express the high level of German technical achievements, with which the German Empire aimed at prevailing over the rest of the world.
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Inauguration of the Suez Canal 1869 , 1963 - The picture shows the inauguration ceremony of the Suez Canal. After having obtained a concession from the Egypt viceroy, Vicomte de Lesseps created the Suez Canal Company and in the years 1859-1869 constructed the Suez Canal, according to the plans of Alois Negrellis and financed by French capital. The inauguration took place on 17th of November 1869. The new direct connection between Europe and the countries situated along the coast of the Indian Ocean strengthened the world trade and the coastal shipping of Egypt. In the picture you can see the crowds at the banks of the canal, watching the huge steamships. Everywhere you can see the flags of France and the Ottoman Empire. You can further distinguish people from different cultures, European officers in uniforms, women in dresses and with umbrellas as well as Central Asian men with caftans, turbans and camels.
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In St. Paul's Church 1848 , 1948 - The picture shows the delegates of the Frankfurt Parliament in St. Paul’s Church (1848). The deputies had been elected during the German-Austrian March Revolution in order to achieve the demanded changes. In front of the speaker’s desk the first president of the Parliament is depicted: Heinrich von Gagern (1799-1880). He’s in deep conversation with a further delegate. Among the visitors in the loge on the right side of the dais you can also see women. The 812 delegates of the Frankfurt Parliament created a new German government, developed and passed a catalogue of fundamental rights. With this first democratic all-German Parliament also the first parliamentary groups were established.
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German folklore (Volkstum) all over the world. The overseas are calling! German expatriates before leaving the harbour. , 1939 - The picture shows German expatriates leaving to America at the pier. Caused by a long lasting economic crisis it came to mass emigration from Germany. People with their families and their few belongings which they had wrapped in cloth are waiting to enter the boat which is going to take them to the big flagship you can see in the background. Emigration reached its peak in the 19th century. The wide unsettled land of the United States and news of gold finds in California attracted the immigrants.
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The maiden voyage of the first steam train in Paris Saint-Germain , - On 26th of August, 1837 the first exclusively steam-powered railway line of France (Paris to Saint-Germain-en-Laye, 21 km) was inaugurated.
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The first German train 1835 , 1975 - Bewlow the picture you can find a time-line.
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The battle of the Nations. Storming of the Grimma gate in the evening of the 19th of October 1813 Leipzig, 1938 - The picture shows the decisive battle against Napoleon’s troops on October 16th to 19th 1813, the battle of the nations near Leipzig. You can see the storming of Leipzig right after the retreat of the French troops. Depicted are invading soldiers in street fights with French troops. The Prussian General Friedrich Wilhelm von Bülow was the first who arrived in Leipzig and seized the suburb of Grimma. The Prussian allies were Austria, Russia and Sweden.
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Goethe and Schiller in Jena , 1948 - The picture shows the writers Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) and Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805), who were friends since the year 1794. You can see them walking over the market-place of Jena, deep in conversation. They both are wearing double-breasted coats and have walking canes and hats in their hands. Duchess Anna Amalia and her son Duke Karl August granted a high level of artistic freedom during their reign. Thanks to the influence of Goethe the University of Jena experienced new prosperity. The friendship of Schiller and Goethe began here. The period of the Weimar classicism refers to the four artists Wieland, Goethe, Herder und Schiller in Weimar from 1786 to 1805 (after Goethe's first Italian Journey until the death of Schiller).
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French Revolution: Louis XVI on the way to his execution Paris, 1955 - The picture shows the Place de la Révolution, today known as Place de la Concorde. On this chart King Louis XVI’s way to his execution by guillotine is depicted. In the center of the picture you can see Louis XVI in a modest linen garment, with bound hands on a carriage. On 11th of December 1792 he was put on the trial before the National Convention. He was sentenced to death because of high treason and crime against the state (la conspiration contre la liberté publique et la sûreté générale de l'État). On the morning of the 21st January 1793 he was guillotined as citizen Louis Capet (referring to Hugo Capet, first ancient of the French ruling dynasty) by hangman Charles-Henri Sanson. Surrounded by the soldiers of the Revolution the depiction of the guillotine in the vanishing point of Louis is oversized. In the foreground of the picture you can only see few citizens, watching the execution. On the left side on of them is waving the tricolor, which first came up during the Revolution and later should become the national flag of France.
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The United States of America declare their independence from the British Empire (1776) Philadelphia, - On 4th of July 1776 the Continental Congress of the 13 American colonies declared their independence from the British Empire and thus declared the United States of America as a sovereign state. On the picture you can see Thomas Jefferson the main author of the formal declaration, probably holding this document in his hands. The scene took place in the Pennsylvania State House (today Independence Hall) of Philadelphia where the declaration was adapted. You can see further representatives of the 13 States and on the left side of the picture is depicted the American star spangled banner, although the first version of the “Stars and Stripes” is dated to the year 1777. The 13 red and white stripes of the flag symbolize these 13 founding States of the US.
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Jan van Galen injured at Leghorn (1653) Leghorn (Livorno in Italian), 1856 - At the outbreak of the First Anglo-Dutch War in 1652, Jan van Galen was appointed Commodore of the Dutch fleet in the Mediterranean Sea. At Leghorn (Livorno in Italian) the Dutch fleet entered into battle with the English fleet. On March 14th 1653, during the Battle of Leghorn, Jan van Galen was fatally wounded and eventually died.
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Knights Festival , 1965 - The picture shows a knights festival arranged by patrician youths in February 1531. In the so called “Tjost” two by tow knights run against each other. They are fully armored but only use blunt lances. In the background you can see spectators on the market-place, buildings, the city wall with colonnades and the environs of the city. The golden age of the knights was during the 12th and 13th century, but the knights festivals as sports events continued to the first third of the 16th century.
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Kappeler Milchsuppe (Milk-soup of Kappel) Kappel am Albis, 1961 - The picture shows the so called „milk-soup of Kappel“, the meal that took place in celebration of the First Peace of Kappel (1529), near Kappel am Albis. Setting up a huge wooden tub with milk-soup the infantry of both armies fraternized with each other, just on the borderline between the two cantons. The negotiations between the warring reformed and catholic villages are still going on in the background. But in the foreground the dispute is already settled by sharing the milk soup.
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