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2000 Years of European Border Changes In 47 Seconds

This is an interesting little history nerd thing that popped up in my Twitter feed the other day. (Hat tip to The Independent.) It’s a little video from New Scientist (sub. required) of a European map showing the borders of nations, empires, states, etc. over the last 2,000 years. It is amazing to see how much, and often, borders change.

And, with all the stuff Uncle Vladimir is stirring up in Ukraine, one wonders if a new map is coming…

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British Royal Mail stamp honoring Noor Inayat Khan

Via NPR: “One Woman, Many Surprises: Pacifist Muslim, British Spy, WWII Hero”

This Tuesday, PBS is showing a docudrama about Noor Inayat Khan, an Indian-American Muslim woman who in World War II acted as a spy for the Allies in Paris. She was raised a pacifist but chose to work for the British as a liaison to the French Resistance. The movie is called The Noor Inayat Khan Story and NPR did an interview with the movie’s creators.

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