Delousing chit from the World War I

This amusing item was uncovered at the digitisation roadshow in Berlin last month. Looking rather like a cartoon bank note the delousing chit informed the bearer that he was now clean and free of the vermin of the trenches. Most likely …


May the fourth be with you

May 4 is the day the Star Wars fans celebrate the legendary films and the culture that surrounds the franchise. Star Wars was first released on May 25th, 1977, however May 4 is considered to be Star Wars Day, because …


Royal Wedding

Today millions of people across the globe are watching the wedding of Prince William and Kate (Catherine) Middleton. More than any other Royal Family, the life of the Windsors is always in the public eye. Take a look at these videos on …


Searching for Shakespeare

This day in 1564, the English poet and playwright William Shakespeare was baptised.  He is widely regarded as one of the the greatest writers/dramatists in the English language.  His surviving works consist of about 38  plays, 154 sonnets and several other poems.  Shakespeare’s  plays …


Easter message from 1916

“Mein Glück, mein ganzes Glück, Ostern werde ich noch fern sein, aber das zweite Frühlingsfest – Pfingsten – wird nicht kommen ohne dass wir uns wieder nahe gewesen sind.” 20/IV 1916 “My happiness, all my happiness, Easter I will still …


Roadshow in Stuttgart

We just had our fourth roadshow in Stuttgart. Fabulous material and stories brought to the event will be soon available on the project website www.europeana1914-1918.eu.