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Ops Savannah fashion statement; East German Helmets

One distinctive thing about the Angola/South West Africa Border war was the vast array of ‘Soviet’ and Communist ‘East Bloc’ military equipment, materials and canned food.   449 more words

The Border War - 1966 To 1989

A leap into freedom

Hans Conrad Schumann (March 28, 1942 – June 20, 1998) was an East German soldier who famously defected to West Germany during the construction of the Berlin Wall on 15 August 1961. 413 more words


Good things take time - telling the time in German

Embarrassing admission coming up: I have trouble saying the time in German. Don’t get me wrong, I can read a clock and I even have a great understanding of 24-hour time. 600 more words


A story about these football stories

In the mid-2000s, after years of working as newspaper journalist, I was commissioned to write a book. The purpose of the book was to tell the story of how the East German football team controversially beat their West German rivals in World Cup 1974.  147 more words

East Germany

Travel Thursday Snapshot: Time to Rostock Up

Northern Germany was not known for heat, most of the time anyway. Perhaps being on the water, humidity and such, made it feel so much past balmy today, except the breeze coming in from the north was cool. 501 more words


Film: Das Leben der Anderen (2006)

The Lives of Others (2006)                                           ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Stars: Ulrich Mühe, Sebastian Koch, Martina Gedeck

Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck


Artist of the moment..........Case Maclaim

Case Maclaim is a contemporary street artist from Germany. Case Maclaim was born in the year 1979. The artist grew up in East Germany.

Maclaim attended Erfurt University of Applied Sciences. 205 more words