World War II articles Tag

Hiking in Guernsey: 5 New Trails to Explore

which were occupied between 1940 and 1945. To properly celebrate this event, the local tourist office is launching 5 new hiking trails themed around World War II. Additionally, visitors are invited to experience new activities, such as cultural boat tours, exploring previously inaccessible bunkers ...

17
May
2024

The prodigious friend: season 3 is coming to France 3.

omplices, over about sixty years. In the first book adapted in season 1, the two girls grow up in a poor neighborhood in Naples, in the aftermath of World War II. The first eight episodes tell the birth of the friendship between Lila (Ludovica Nasti) and Elena (Elisa Del Genio) and their respective ...

01
July
2020

Garden: 5 things you need to know about farmers' seeds

disease, but they have one major drawback: you can't reseed them. Indeed, the agro-industrial system that developed in France in the aftermath of World War II requires farmers and gardeners to buy seeds every year, in addition to the fertilizers and pesticides needed to grow them. Favouring p ...

22
Sep
2021

Gaston Paris : a free photo exhibition at the Centre Pompidou

o of lighting, a very appreciable quality in a photojournalist, at that time when magazines were obviously in black and white. In the aftermath of World War II, his work was challenged by the arrival of other magazines such as Paris Match published for the first time in 1949. Gaston Paris give ...

03
Mar
2022

Taiwan : Discover the Beautiful Island differently

g the Japanese occupation in 1893. Many of the town's buildings remain unchanged to this day, reflecting the Japanese influence on the island. During World War II, the town was home to a Japanese POW camp where captured soldiers from the forces were forced to work in the gold mines. After the declin ...

23
June
2022

Tourism: 5 royal visits to London.

you can admire paintings by Titian, Rembrandt, or Rubens, was built in 1962 on the ruins of the palace's private chapel, destroyed by bombing during World War II. If you don't have time to visit the inside of the palace, go watch another royal event: the famous Changing of the Guard! To not miss a ...

25
May
2023

Canfranc Estación: a luxury hotel in a former train station in Spain.

a few years after its inauguration, the Canfranc station fell victim to a serious fire that hindered its development. The Spanish Civil War and then World War II prevented it from realizing its ambitions. In 1970, a freight train derailed on the French side. From that date onwards, no more trains ...

10
July
2023

The Saint-André Cathedral of Bordeaux: 5 things to know about this monument.

ench history, this Bordeaux cathedral was transformed into a Temple of Reason during the French Revolution and was severely damaged by bombings during World War II. 2- Its architecture blends several styles. The architecture of the Saint-André Cathedral in Bordeaux reflects the evolution of archite ...

12
Oct
2023

Willem Kolff: The Inventor of the Dialysis Machine

as a major breakthrough in the history of medicine, as at the time, renal failure was a fatal disease. International recognition. In the aftermath of World War II, Dutchman Willem Kolff emigrated to the United States. Several copies of his dialysis machine crossed the Atlantic with him, destined for ...

11
Dec
2023

Korea Mania: Where Does the Fascination for K-Culture Come From?

What are the origins of the Korean Wave? It is quite astonishing that a country, brought to nothing by decades of Japanese rule and World War II, has managed to dominate in every sphere of global culture. Yet, this is the phenomenon we have been witnessing for the past three decades. From music to ...

16
Feb
2024