Month: May 2014

Volkswagen Beetle: birth of an industrial icon

On May 28 1937, the German Labour Front founded Volkswagen, which is now the biggest German automaker and the second largest automaker in the world. Volkswagen is probably best known for its iconic Beetle, officially called the Volkswagen Type 1. The car is certainly part of Europe’s design and engineering heritage, therefore you’ll find many […]

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Illustrated Maps

Adventurers love them, explorers devise them, and everyone uses them – maps. From cave paintings to ancient maps of Babylon, Greece, and Asia, through the Age of Discovery (15th – 17th century) up until today, people have created and used maps as the essential tools to help them define, explain, and navigate their way through […]

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Centenary of the First World War: the story of Walter Flex

Centenary of the First World War: More than 400,000 sources from national libraries’ collections now online The story of Walter Flex, war volunteer right from the start of the First World War and one of the best-known writers it produced. A digital commemoration of the First World War — English subtitles: http://youtu.be/AZ77LvCbFr8 Una memoria digitale per […]

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