Domesday Books

In 1085, King William I of England was interested to know who owns which land. He ordered a survey of almost the entire country in which this was settled once and for all.

The longest and most boring war of all time

It is the 30th of March, 1651. The Dutch Empire -which was one of the World’s most dominant powers in those days-  officially declared war on the Isles of Scilly. These isles are composed of some 145 tiny islands located southwest of England. The territory is a meager 16.03 km2 (6.19 sq mi) and was home to a few hundred …

The D-Day Harbours

In 1944, the Allies invaded German occupied France in the Normandy. Once the first troops secured the beach, they installed 2 harbours (Mulberry A and B), made out of 144’000 tons of concrete, 105’000 tons of steel, 85’000 tons of ballast and several miles of floating bridges.