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Reblogged from madeljane  1,998 notes
georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

"Mrs. Mary Couchman, a 24-year-old warden of a small Kentish Village, shields three little children, among them her son, as bombs fall during an air attack on October 18, 1940. The three children were playing in the street when the siren suddenly sounded. Bombs began to fall as she ran to them and gathered the three in her arms, protecting them with her body. Complimented on her bravery, she said, ‘Oh, it was nothing. Someone had look after the children.’"
(AP)

georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

"Mrs. Mary Couchman, a 24-year-old warden of a small Kentish Village, shields three little children, among them her son, as bombs fall during an air attack on October 18, 1940. The three children were playing in the street when the siren suddenly sounded. Bombs began to fall as she ran to them and gathered the three in her arms, protecting them with her body. Complimented on her bravery, she said, ‘Oh, it was nothing. Someone had look after the children.’"

(AP)

Reblogged from machtzumsieg  2,539 notes

ianbrooks:

Forgetting The Past

In the Balkan Mountain range in Bulgaria lies a frozen monument to communism, the Buzludzha, this flying saucer-like secret supervillain lair stands 70 metre tall and took 7 years to construct by 6,000 workers. Photographer slash explorer Timothy Allen took a flyby before stepping foot inside the derelict dome, left to ruin in 1989 after the revolution. The interior is full of communist mosaic frescos rising above the snow-impacted hallways. Ownership currently lies with the Bulgarian Socialist Party, who still debate over what to do with it (besides concoct world-dominating plans from within), but it’s still accessible to anybody intrepid enough!

(source: humanplanet, via: boingboing)

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mapsontheweb:

Largest company in each European country


Sweden- Volvo
Norway - Satoil
Finland - Nokia
Denmark - Maersk
Germany - Volkswagen
Netherlands - Shell (Dutch/British company)
UK - BP
France - Total
Portugal - EDP
Spain - Santander
Belgium - InBev
Belarus - Belaz
Russia - Gazprom
Turkey - Koc
Greece - National Bank of Greeve
Austria - OMV
Switzerland - Glencore
Czech Republic - Skoda
Estonia - Eesti Energia
Latvia - Elko
Lithuania - Maxima
Poland - Orlen
Italy - Eni
Hungary - Mol
Luxembourg - ArcelorMittal
Croatia - INA
Romania - Petrom
Bosnia - Elektroprivreda
Slovenia - Petrol
Bulgaria - NEK EAD
Serbia - Naftna Industrija Srbije
Albania - Taçi Oil

mapsontheweb:

Largest company in each European country

  • Sweden- Volvo
  • Norway - Satoil
  • Finland - Nokia
  • Denmark - Maersk
  • Germany - Volkswagen
  • Netherlands - Shell (Dutch/British company)
  • UK - BP
  • France - Total
  • Portugal - EDP
  • Spain - Santander
  • Belgium - InBev
  • Belarus - Belaz
  • Russia - Gazprom
  • Turkey - Koc
  • Greece - National Bank of Greeve
  • Austria - OMV
  • Switzerland - Glencore
  • Czech Republic - Skoda
  • Estonia - Eesti Energia
  • Latvia - Elko
  • Lithuania - Maxima
  • Poland - Orlen
  • Italy - Eni
  • Hungary - Mol
  • Luxembourg - ArcelorMittal
  • Croatia - INA
  • Romania - Petrom
  • Bosnia - Elektroprivreda
  • Slovenia - Petrol
  • Bulgaria - NEK EAD
  • Serbia - Naftna Industrija Srbije
  • Albania - Taçi Oil