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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…

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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)…

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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…

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

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