This video depicts the moment Sir Nicholas Winton realises he is in the same room as hundreds of Jewish people he saved as children during the Holocaust. While appearing on the TV show, “That’s Life!” the host Esther Rantzen asked the audience: “May I ask, is there anyone in our audience tonight who owes their life to Nicholas Winton? If so, could you stand up, please?” To Winton’s shock, the entire audience stood up.
Winton was responsible for organising eight trains full of children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia to London in 1939. While supporters in Britain were working to get Jewish intellectuals and communists out of Czechoslovakia, nobody was attempting to save the children so Winton took it on himself. Once Winston secured their escape, he travelled to Britain where he persuaded British officials to accept the children as long as foster homes were found. In all, Winton saved the lives of 669 children. He was not recognised for his achievements until 60 years later because he kept quiet about his exploits. In 2003, he received a knighthood from the queen for his services to humanity.
A project that lasted 25 years led the French firm Opus 5 Architectes to completely renovate an ancient Norman abbey for cultural purposes
The Ardenne abbey is one of the three great Norman complexes founded by the Premonstratensian Canons Regular. Composed of well-made buildings built between the 13th and 18th centuries, the abbey was abandoned during the French Revolution, after which it was used for agricultural purposes and suffered serious damage during the second world war.
Acquired by the region of Normandy, the more than 9,000-square-meter complex was completely renovated by the Parisian firm Opus 5 Architecteswhich, after 25 years of work divided into three phases and at an overall cost of €17.6 million, turned it into the IMEC, Institut Mémoires de l’Edition Contemporaines (the Institute for Contemporary Publishing Archives).
So I was studying History of Photography for my finals right? And I was doing some research and got to a certain part out of pure luck coincidence. During WWII, a lot of the soldiers (both regimes) crossdressed because of the lack of women, so during plays, the soldiers would crossdress
but can y’all fucking imagine
and there are a LOT of these crossdressing soldiers, all archived somewhere
Steve and Bucky definitely participated in these and no one can tell me otherwise