The exhibition on Auschwitz: not so complete, not so good

I saw the Auschwitz exhibition. Not a long time ago. Not far away, on the famous Nazi concentration and extermination camp, which has been installed in Madrid for a few months. My conclusion is that it is interesting for what counts, but at the same time disappointing for what does…

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Ridiculous

The problem is when history falls in the mouth and the assessment of some politicians, where there are opinions that give real embarrassment to others. In the last weeks we have attended several episodes of that type that have not been foreign to me and, at times, I like to…

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Ridiculous

The problem is when history falls in the mouth and the assessment of some politicians, where there are opinions that give real embarrassment to others. In the last weeks we have attended several episodes of that type that have not been foreign to me and, at times, I like to…

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The damn Spanish bastards who liberated Paris have their own short film

In 2009, Quentin Tarantino freely adapted the experiences of thirteen volunteers of the US Army belonging to the 506th Parachute Regiment in his film Malditos bastardos. They did not cut hair but they also terrified their enemies. Without using so many elements of fiction, if something honorable could bring Spain…

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When Franco was considered “a good Muslim”

It was December of 1936, the Civil War had just exploded and Radio Tetuán announced to all the Spanish protectorate in Morocco that General Francisco Franco had prepared a military steam ship to take three hundred Muslims from Ceuta to Jeddah, the Saudi port where the pilgrimage to Mecca.

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The curious history of the underground cities of World War I

Fighters from different countries spent their hours in these places that, previously, had been quarries from where the stone was extracted for the construction of various buildings and that ended up turned into small cities. Many of these caverns are located on land owned by private owners. And although we…

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We are working twice as much as the peasants of the Middle Ages

The 21st century Spanish worker who complies with his schedule, if there is such a model, enjoys 22 days of vacation a year, thanks to one of the most “generous” legislations in the world. One week less than our French neighbors but fifteen days more than the Chinese, Mexicans and…

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Following the steps of Copernicus

Modern science starts with the Copernican revolution, a process initiated by Copernicus and completed by Newton that changed the perspective that man had of the world. Little is known about the life of Copernicus, in this article we will approach the places that occupied an important place in the life…

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