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  • Warsaw Uprising 70th Anniversary, 1944-2014

    Warsaw Uprising 70th Anniversary, 1944-2014

    August 1, 2014

    Today it is exactly seventy years ago the Warsaw Uprising began on Godzina W at 17.00 hours. It was part of a greater resistance operation Akcja Burza meaning Operation Tempest but often referred to in English as Operation Storm. The idea of national armed rising was there from the moment the Armia Krajowa the largest organisation in the Polish Resistance, formed after the German Occupation of Poland in 1939. The Polish resistance movement, consisting of the Armia Krajowa and affiliated organisations even became the largest underground resistance movement in Europe.

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  • D-Day and the Battle of Normandy Remembered

    D-Day and the Battle of Normandy Remembered

    May 30, 2014

    On June 6th, 2014, Heads of State and dignitaries from France, Great Britain, Canada, the United States and other Allied countries will gather on Sword beach, Normandy with a contingent of the last living veterans to remember the liberation of France. They will honor the sacrifice made, and heroism shown by men and women in uniform and by French civilians on D-Day and during the Normandy Battle on land, sea and in the air. With deep gratitude for the liberators the Heads of State attending will once again solemnly confirm their bond of friendship and their common steadfast pursuit for a more peaceful world.

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  • Wilhelmina. Eerlijkheid, vertrouwen, liefde

    Richtsnoer tusschen personen en volken

    September 6, 2013

    Fragment from the message of Her Majesty Queen Wilhelmina on the occasion of the call for moral and spiritual rearmament; 10 October 1928.

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  • Poster "Ich halte wacht im Grenzschutz Ost"

    Ich halte Wacht im Grensschutz Ost!

    September 6, 2013

    Poster by the recruitment office [Hauptwerbebüro] in Danzig (Gdansk). Title and text “Ich halte Wacht im Grensschutz Ost!  Wer steht mir bei in unsrer Not?” is written in Gothic script. Image: A soldier holding a rifle with bayonet attached in his left hand.

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  • ERP Inter-europäische Zusammenarbeit für bessere Lebensbedingungen

    ERP Inter-europäische Zusammenarbeit für bessere Lebensbedingungen

    August 30, 2013

    NATO poster for European Cooperation by Alfred Lutz; part of a competition to sell the Marshall plan. Image: a figure, depicting a cook, is stirring in a pan (ERP) with. The figure is covered with flags of countries participating in the Marshall plan. With the slogan: ERP Inter-europäische Zusammenarbeit für bessere Lebensbedingungen.

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  • ERP: Samarbete för Frederihet-Högre Levnadsstandard

    ERP: Samarbete för Frederihet-Högre Levnadsstandard

    August 30, 2013

    NATO poster for European Cooperation by Erik Oelmebo; part of a poster design competition to sell the Marshall plan. Image: Two strong arms pulling on a rope. The sleeves are covered with flags of countries participating in the Marshall Aid. With slogan: Samarbete för Frederihet-Högre Levnadsstandard. Marshall Hjälpen.

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  • ERP Intereuropaische Zusammenarbeit

    ERP Intereuropaische Zusammenarbeit

    August 30, 2013

    NATO poster for European Cooperation by Rudolph Korunka. Austria; 5th price at the competition to sell the Marshall plan. Image: Two rainbow colored peace doves building a nest. Background color green to yellow. The acronym ERD  (European Recovery Programme) is positioned prominently in the image.

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  • ERP Marshall Hjälpen

    ERP Marshall Hjälpen

    August 30, 2013

    NATO poster for European Cooperation by Gusta Aberg; part of a poster design competition to sell the Marshall plan. Image: barbed wire cut by pliers with slogan on pliers: Marshall Hjälpen.

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  • ERP Cooperation Intereuropieene

    ERP Cooperation Intereuropieene

    August 30, 2013

    NATO poster for European Cooperation by Fabien Vienne, France; 5th price at the competition to sell the Marshall plan. Image:  four interlocking hands. From top to bottom a ribbon of flags of countries participating in the Marshall Plan.

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  • ERP Pour s'elever et vivre mieux

    ERP Pour s’elever et vivre mieux

    August 30, 2013

    NATO poster for European Cooperation by Alfredo Lalia, Italy; 3rd prize in competition for poster design to sell the Marshall plan. Image: Lifting Pulley. The cables are covered with flags of countries that participated in the Marshall Plan.

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