Van Gogh’s decade

The Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) was one the most famous artists of all time. Unfortunately for him, most of his fame came about after his death.

Made to last: 1000 year old granite temple

The majestic Brihadeeswarar Temple located in Thanjavur is the biggest temple of its kind. The tower is 216ft/66 meters and is still an impressive sight to see even for todays standards.

The most important weatherman of all time

World War 2 is in full swing in June 1944. The Allied forces are desperate to invade Nazi-occupied France and 100’000s of troops are waiting for the go-ahead.

Indonesias darkest hour

Indonesia, 1965: After a failed coup to seize power on Sept 30,  the Indonesian Communist Party (PKI), several leftist groups and many ethnic Chinese were blamed for the attempt.