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Dieter Marquardt's Article – August 2011 Archive (3)

Nancy Wake (‘The White Mouse’) obituary

"The Economist" of 13 August 2011 includes a wonderful obituary for Nancy Wake who died on 7 August, aged 98. Read here.

Australian Nancy Wake was a member of the French resistance in WWII and later special agent for the British Special Operations Executive in occupied France.

She once said, "I hate…


Added by Dieter Marquardt on August 16, 2011 at 1:47pm — 4 Comments

Hagenauer: Vienna Modernism and New Objectivity

Actress Tala Birell with a sculpture by Franz Hagenauer.


Carl Hagenauer (1872-1928) founded a workshop for artistic metal works in Vienna/Austria in 1898, the “Werkstätte Hagenauer” – marking the heyday of metalworking in the arts and crafts. It should become a legendary company that produced outstanding metal (and later also wood)…


Added by Dieter Marquardt on August 6, 2011 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Dornier Do X landed 80 years ago in New York


In August 80 years ago, precisely on 31 August 1931, a giant flying boat plowed through the waters south of Manhattan. Dornier Do X landed after an epic journey across the Atlantic. The plane with three decks(!) and six propeller engines on top of its wing must have been a stunning sight even for the otherwise in superlatives spoilt New…


Added by Dieter Marquardt on August 5, 2011 at 3:00am — 3 Comments

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