Tag: History

On Omaha Beach, Bravery Remembered

Today, Omaha Beach, which once bore so much violence, has given way to a series of beautiful, if stoic, tributes to the many men who fought that day. more…

In Deep: Vienna

Few European capitals can boast of such historical and cultural significance as Vienna. more…

History Lesson: Bayeux Tapestry

Though it boasts picturesque homes and stone bridges, tourists often overlook the charm of medieval Bayeaux in favour of its namesake, the Bayeux Tapestry. more…

José de San Martín,
Saint of the Sword

To fellow Argentineans, he is the symbol of renunciation, sacrifice, bravery, humility and selflessness. In every Argentinean city or town, a street or a square bears his name. more…

Udaipur and the Maharanas

Derived from the from the words rana (“warrior”) and raja (“ruler”), Maharana is the title granted to the proudest and bravest of the Rajputs, the Mewars. more…

Venetian Masks: Veiled
in History

Though they conceal a wearer’s face, the masks of the Venetian Carnival reveal an entire spectrum of emotion. more…

Loire Valley History Lesson

Dotted with châteaux (castles) and besought by war, the history of the Loire Valley is long and involved. more…


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