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Juli 2009

The Iron Chancellor

111 years ago today, Otto von Bismarck died. A controversial, reactionary but very influential and effective politician. Otto von Bismarck *April 1st,  1815 in Schönhausen; † July 30th  1898 in Friedrichsruh near Hamburg

Let us never forget

The last British soldier who fought in the Great War has passed on. Let us remember. Embedded video from <a href=“http://www.cnn.com/video“>CNN Video</a> Let us not repeat history. And also, let me take this opportunity to remeber the last soldier of the German Army who died: Dr. Erich Kästner, who was …

On this day in 1909

Another official Steampunk Holiday One hundred years ago today, French aviator Louis Blériot (very impressive mustache) succeeded in crossing the English Channel in a motor-powered airplane. Let’s raise our glasses and give three cheers to Monsieur Blériot. Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! And here are two images of the aviator and his …

Steamgunners

Hmmm… Just stumbled upon this game by accident… Here’s the trailer: And a video about the gameplay: Actually, I do not think that steamgunners is the sort of game I would enjoy much and so I am unlikely to purchase it, but still, it is definitely Steampunk so it is …

It’s about time… it really is!

Well… I guess this post could develop into some sort of a rant, so I better start with what I consider seriously good news: The German Armed Forces, the Bundeswehr, finally has a medal of valor again. The official statement on the Bundeswehr Homepage is as such: Bundeskanzlerin Dr. Angela …