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Les familles déchirées se font signe, de chaque côté du Mur, 1961 (domaine public)

The Berlin Wall in 10 numbers

For the 28 years it stood, it was an open wound between the two Germanies, the two Berlins. Today, the German capital commemorates the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and organizes a lot of events to celebrate this decisive episode of the recent European history. Five years ago, in 2009, I followed  the official ceremonies which gathered together…

Porte de brandebourg, Berlin, Allemagne  © Eurofluence

October 3rd, Day of the German Unity

The Day of the German Unity is the national holiday day in Germany and it is celebrated on October 3rd. Since 1990 this public holiday has commemorated the German Reunification between the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the German Democratic Republic (GDR). November 9th – day of the fall of the Berliner wall – had been initially suggested during…

Progression des Alliés en Normandie

6 June 1944: the D-Day in 10 numbers

6 june 2014. Around one billion of viewers will have their eyes fixed on the little Norman town of Ouistreham where the seventieth anniversary of the D-Day will be celebrated. It may be the last decennial commemoration in the presence of the D-Day landings veterans, which give to this event a moving tone. A lot of ex-servicemen have already been gathered together since a few days on the theater of operations. That’s…

Emblème de la République italienne

Sixty eight years ago, Italy made the choice of the Republic

The 2nd of June is certainly the most important civic celebration in Italy. This public holiday celebrates this year the 68th anniversary of the Italian Republic. On June 2nd and 3rd 1946, Italians (especially, for the first time, Italian women) voted by referendum to decide upon the future of their country at a time it was devastated by the Second World War and two decades of fascism. Out of 22 millions…

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