Trees that swallowed abandoned WWII equipment

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Friday 18 April 2014

During the ‘Siege of Leningrad’ in WWII, the Neva Bridgehead (or Nevsky Pyatachok) was a vital and strategic site for both the Germans and Russians. For the German army, it served as a staging area for their impending advance on Leningrad. For the Russians, it was a crucial place to reopen land communications with the […]

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The forgotten monuments of Yugoslavia

Mareike Muller Contributor

By Mareike Muller in Architecture on Monday 2 September 2013

During the 60s and 70s, Yugoslavia was a prospering playground for the architects of the Spomeniks: Monuments that were created as memorials to the Second World War. But with the fall of socialism, these monuments seem to be abandoned and forgotten.

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Hitler in disguise

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Saturday 1 December 2012

At first glance, these pictures of Hitler in various guises look like they could have emerged from the dark lairs of a kid bored at home with photo-editing software in his computer. But the US Office of Strategic Defense really commissioned New York make-up artist Eddie Senz to make these during World War II. Guess we’ve seen everything there is to see now that we’ve seen Hitler bald.

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The origin of the Keep Calm and Carry On poster

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By Gavin Aung Than in Video on Tuesday 17 April 2012

The Keep Calm and Carry On poster is probably the most iconic graphic image of the past decade and this video explains where it came from. The poster was one of three issued by the British government during WWII as morale boosting reminders. And even though over two million copies were printed, the Keep Calm […]

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Marwencol: Grand Jury prize winning documentary

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By Chris Shellen in New Film on Monday 27 September 2010

With so many faux-documentaries out there, you’d think that the real world wasn’t interesting anymore. But Marwencol proves otherwise. After a brutal attack left him with brain damage, Mark Hogancamp created a bizarre and wonderful 1/6-scale Barbie-sized world in his backyard that has to be seen to be believed. The film won the Grand Jury […]

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