Tag: history

August 1, 2015 at 12:12 pm

Why Babies in Medieval Paintings Were Painted Like Little Old Men

Why Babies in Medieval Paintings Were Painted Like Little Old Men

Vox’s Phil Edwards talks with Matthew Averett, an art history professor at Creighton University, to learn why.

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July 2, 2015 at 3:13 pm

Remembering Sir Nicholas Winton, the ‘British Schindler’ that Saved 669 Children

Remembering Sir Nicholas Winton, the 'British Schindler' that Saved 669 Children

On 1 July 2016, Sir Nicholas Winton passed away at the age of 106. He is credited with saving the lives of 669 children from Czechoslovakia on the eve of WWII.

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May 25, 2015 at 7:57 pm

The WWII Vet that Stopped an Enemy Sniper with his Trumpet

The WWII Vet that Stopped an Enemy Sniper with his Trumpet

Captain Jack Tueller recounts the time he played a famous German love song for a lone sniper still at large, two weeks after D-Day. You can read more about Captain Tueller’s incredible story at this CNN article from 2009.

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May 11, 2015 at 6:24 pm

Old School Parkour from the 1930s

Old School Parkour from the 1930s

Watch these 1930s daredevils show off their parkour skills in this vintage clip!

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May 4, 2015 at 1:09 pm

Remarkable HD Footage of Berlin from July 1945

Remarkable HD Footage of Berlin from July 1945

The video quality is astonishing. Fascinating HD color video shows the situation of the city in summer 1945, just after the Second World War and the capitulation of Germany. Daily life after years of war. Pictures from the destroyed city, the Reichstag, Brandenburger Tor, Adlon, Führerbunker, Unter den Linden, rubble women working in the…

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February 5, 2015 at 9:42 am

How ‘Green Screen’ Worked Before Computers

How 'Green Screen' Worked Before Computers

For those of us who grew up in the age of CGI, green screen is just “a thing that computers do”. But how did effects like this work before the age of pixels? With the help of some suitably shiny graphics, here’s a quick summary by Tom Scott. If you enjoyed the video above,…

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January 29, 2015 at 7:22 pm

Drone Captures Haunting Aerial Footage of Auschwitz 70 Years On

Drone Captures Haunting Aerial Footage of Auschwitz 70 Years On

Drone video shows the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp as it is today – 70 years after it was liberated by Soviet troops. The camp in Poland is now maintained as a World Heritage Site and is visited by thousands of tourists and survivors every year. Auschwitz was the largest camp established by the Germans during…

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January 29, 2015 at 1:48 pm

Artist Develops 31 Rolls of Lost Film Shot by a Soldier in WWII

Artist Develops 31 Rolls of Lost Film Shot by a Soldier in WWII

Watch photographer Levi Bettwieser of The Rescued Film Project discover and process 31 rolls of film shot by an American WWII soldier over 70 years ago. Bettwieser knows nothing about the person who shot the film or who it belonged to, but these never seen before photos offer a glimpse into the mind of…

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January 23, 2015 at 2:46 pm

If You Only Watch One Archery Video, Please Let It Be This One

If You Only Watch One Archery Video, Please Let It Be This One

Legolas who? Hawkeye what? Meet Lars Andersen, the man who wants to revive the ancient art of battle archery. Watch as he demonstrates his unorthodox technique while completing a wide array of extremely technical tricks and manoeuvres.

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November 16, 2014 at 3:47 pm

10 of the Worst Business Decisions Of All Time

10 of the Worst Business Decisions Of All Time

Turning down the most successful band in history and rejecting the chance to buy one of the world’s most important inventions are just two of the 10 worst business decisions of all time.

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