Dates of the latest abolitions of monarchies in Europe and the territories nearby. A green rectangle indicates that the monarchy was restored afterwards and is currently functioning. If a country has no date, it means that either it has never had a monarchical government (e.g. Switzerland) or it has been functioning throughout the country’s modern history (e.g. Sweden, Denmark and Norway). Note that the dates do not necessarily mark the end of the national independent monarchy but the territory it covered (e.g. Ukraine).
Hugo Jaeger was former personal photographer of Adolf Hitler. He traveled with Hitler in the years leading up to and throughout World War II. It took about 2,000 color photographs of the Austrian politician of German origin. Jaeger was one of the few photographers who used the techniques of color photography at the time. Continue reading →
This rare film shows the training of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team of the United States Army.
The 442nd was a regimental size fighting unit composed almost entirely of American soldiers of Japanese descent who volunteered to fight in World War II even though their families were subject to internment. The 442nd, beginning in 1944, fought primarily in Europe during World War II.
The 442nd was a self-sufficient force, and fought with uncommon distinction in Italy, southern France, and Germany. The 442nd is considered to be the most decorated infantry regiment in the history of the United States Army. The 442nd was awarded eight Presidential Unit Citations and twenty-one of its members were awarded the Medal of Honor for World War II. The 442nd’s high distinction in the war and its record-setting decoration count earned it the nickname “Purple Heart Battalion.” The 442nd Regimental Combat Team motto was, “Go for Broke”.
This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD and 2K. For more information visit: http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
After World War I the Kaiser was kicked out of Germany, the German Empire was dismantled, and a new German republic was formed. The new “Weimer Republic” was certainly in a financial pickle. The government had no gold, then considered the standard of wealth for nations. After four years of war the German treasury had been emptied and replaced with tremendous debts. Continue reading →
Seven horses of the Queen’s Household Cavalry lie dead or dying after the IRA detonated a nail bomb while soldiers were riding to Buckingham Palace to take part in the Changing of the Guard ceremony, Hyde Park, London, July 20, 1982. Three soldiers were killed outright