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Chapter 24 of the Peter and Gertrud Klopp Story - Part V

Of Good Luck Charms and Love Potions

The wall, which had caused so much grief, had finally collapsed. A fresh breeze of lightheartedness entered our hearts and prompted us to write more cheerfully about our feelings towards one another. 1,080 more words

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German troops continue to train Peshmerga and Iraqi forces to fight IS

Germany has extended its Bundeswehr troops in northern Iraq for one more year, continually training the Peshmerga security forces and the armed forces of Iraq in a move to step up the fight against the notorious terrorist organization Islamic State (IS). 360 more words

Defense & Disasters

Chapter 24 of the Peter and Gertrud Klopp Story - Part IV

The Wall Comes Tumbling Down

Excerpts from our Correspondence Half a Century Ago

After the night-long train ride I was physically exhausted, but somehow refreshed in mind and spirit. 1,095 more words

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Rheinmetall and Steyr roll out new RS556 assault rifle - potential contender for German military program

Two European defence companies, Rheinmetall and Steyr Mannlicher, have joined forces to manufacture and market the RS556 modular assault rifle.

The RS556 is based on the STM556, which Steyr Mannlicher first unveiled in 2012. 140 more words

Defence Watch

Chapter 24 of the Peter and Gertrud Klopp Story - Part III

Rendezvous at the Wuppertal Opera House

On the Sunday morning of November 15th, I boarded the train at Giessen and was on my way to Wuppertal, where I was to meet Biene at the train station. 724 more words

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Chapter 24 of the Peter and Gertrud Klopp Story - Part II

Happy New Year to Bloggers and Friends Far and Wide!

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A Tale of Two Castles

 In contrast to Koblenz soldiers relatively small in numbers did not overcrowd the medieval city of Marburg. 1,136 more words

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Chapter 24 of the Peter and Gertrud Klopp Story - Part I

A Wall Comes Tumbling Down

But love is much like a dam: if you allow a tiny crack to form through which only a trickle of water can pass, that trickle will quickly bring down the whole structure, and soon no one will be able to control the force of the current. 1,012 more words
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