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Taking Eurostar: The Complete Guide

Eurostar is the easiest - and often the cheapest - way to get France, Belgium and the Netherlands directly from London. The train that has run …


This day 1945, with over a million soldiers, Soviets achieved victory in WW2's climactic Battle of Berlin:

This is close to being last picture of Harry Truman alive, in poignant home reunion w 2 WW1 pals, around March 1972:

Here the abuse of young men & women trying to integrate a lunch counter in Jackson MS, just 50 years ago this month:

On the day new World Trade tops out, here is Manhattan from top of Empire State Bldg as it opened this week in 1931:

Here an extremely rare photo of Union soldiers in front of Capitol in 1st weeks of Civil War, 152 yrs ago this month:

This is the "Lincoln Column" being swung into place on US Capitol on day of Lincoln's election as President, 1860:

Here as Germany fell to the Allies 68 yrs ago, GIs found plundered art such as Manet's "Wintergarden" in a salt mine:

Forty-five years ago this week, Robert Kennedy won Indiana primary--1st major contest of 1968 Presidential campaign:

Here Truman, hater of abstract art, calls on Picasso in France, asks why he never visited US. P: You refused my visa!

This is earliest known photo of US Capitol's interior--House of Reps chamber that Lincoln knew as President--c. 1861:

And here is the US Senate chamber, thought to have been photographed about 1873 but possibly earlier or later:

Here as ex-President, Truman connects with 2 other legendary figures--Maris & Mantle--but from a later time than his:

Here are the ruins of Berlin that faced the Allies after they won World War II in Europe 68 years ago this week:

Here Truman calls on Picasso at home in the South of France & wife Bess keeps her distance from Picasso's mistress:

Here the new President Andrew Johnson, Gen Grant & War Secy Edwin Stanton watch Union victory parade this month 1865:

Michael Beschloss on Twitter: "5 days after Kent State was Nixon's predawn visit to protesters in DC-Here's his private tape:"

Crosby Stills Nash & Young - Ohio - (live audio 1970)

Los Angeles

These are Union soldiers behind defensive wall at Wash DC's Civil War-built Fort Gaines, now site of @AmericanU :

Here is note Pres. Lincoln scrawled to the Senate asking promotion for Gen. Grant to command all Union armies, 1864:

Today 1970, 4 Kent State Univ students protesting Nixon's Cambodia invasion killed, 9 wounded by OH Natl Guardsmen:

Great seats, great game, Strasburg pitching, Harper HRs-photo essay coming up @washingtonian Here's a taste.