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A brief history of goths – Dan Adams

The Goths were a Germanic people who were referred to as “barbarians” by the Romans, famous for sacking the city of Rome in A.D. 410, but who were they, really? And what do fans of atmospheric post-punk music have in common with the ancient barbarians? Not much … so why are both known as “goths”? …

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ESA: Earth from Space: Southern Bavaria

Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. A Sentinel-1A radar image of southern Bavaria in Germany is featured in the one hundred fifty-second edition.  

Bloomberg Business: The European Debt Crisis Visualized

  At the heart of the European debt crisis is the euro, the currency that tied together 18 countries in an intimate manner. So when one country teeters on the brink of financial collapse, the entire continent is at risk. How did such a flawed system come to be?    

University of London: Otto von Bismarck: A Bicentennial exhibition and lecture at the Institute of Historical Research

Otto von Bismarck: A Bicentennial exhibition and lecture at the Institute of Historical Research Speakers: Lawrence Goldman (Director of the Institute of Historical Research) Dr Karina Urbach (IHR Senior Research Fellow) Peter Ammon (Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United Kingdom) Dr Ulf Morgenstern (Bismarck Foundation) Professor Jonathan Steinberg (University of Pennsylvania) …

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Simon Straetker: B L A C K F O R E S T

*** Winner of Nature Conservation Award Germany 2013 *** | This short film features the beauty of the unique wildlife and nature in the Black Forest as well as the importance of water as our source of life.  

Andrew Roberts: Why Hitler Lost the War | German Strategic Mistakes in WWII

Dr. Andrew Roberts is a historian and journalist. In this lecture at the US Army War College, he outlines some reasons to why Hitler lost world war II.  

Andrew Walker: Moment Abroad

A short film by Andrew Walker who describes; these timelapse shots were taken while I was exploring the areas around Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic back in late September. Really enjoyed my time there and it was interesting visiting places that have been around for so long and seen so much history. Was shot …

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Jonathan Steinberg: Bismarck: A Life

Published on Jan 2, 2013 This New York Times bestselling biography “Bismarck: A Life” illuminates the life of Otto von Bismarck. Jonathan Steinberg is the Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Modern European History at the University of Pennsylvania, and Emeritus Fellow, Trinity Hall, Cambridge. His books include Yesterday’s Deterrent: Tirpitz and the Birth of the …

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Dreamscapes is an award-winning short film by Jonathan Besler. Who describes the amazing landscape footage filmed in Germany; “This is my second video project taken with my Nikon D800, Nikon 35mm f/1.8, Nikon 50mm f/1.8, Nikon 85mm f/1.8 and a Samyang 14mm f/2.8. The footage was taken within the last year and I took about 35,000 pictures, however …

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