Colin Steffler

219 Added | 6 Magazines | 2 Following | @csteffler | Keep up with Colin Steffler on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Colin Steffler”

Berlin Wall blunderer Günther Schabowski dies aged 86

Former East German Communist official who accidentally revealed that GDR citizens would be free to travel to west dies<p>Günther Schabowski, the former senior East German Communist official who accidentally announced the opening of the Berlin Wall, has died aged 86, German media have reported.<p>At an …

The Best Of The Internet’s Reaction To "Back To The Future" Day

"Doc! What the fuck is a hashtag?!"

17 Times "Game Of Thrones" Matched Up Perfectly With "Parks & Rec" Quotes

We're not saying that Jon Snow and Andy Dwyer are ~definitely~ the same person, we're just saying they ~probably~ are.

Russia and Poland in spat over World War Two cause

<b>Poland is to summon the Russian ambassador over remarks which appeared to suggest he said Poland was partly to blame for the start of World War Two.</b><p>Sergey Andreyev said Poland had blocked a coalition against Nazi Germany several times in the run-up to war.<p>He also said the USSR's invasion of Poland …


Russia exhumes bones of murdered Tsar Nicholas and wife<p><b>Russian investigators have exhumed the remains of the last tsar and his wife, as they re-examine their 1918 murders.</b><p>Samples were taken from Tsar …


The Best Jokes On The Internet As Queen Elizabeth II Became Britain's Longest-Reigning Monarch

Queen Elizabeth II has just beaten Queen Victoria to become Britain's longest-reigning monarch, and Twitter has reacted in the way it knows best.


German women were raped by all armies at the end of the second world war

Could one of the reasons why so many Russians are offended by the way historians like Antony Beevor (Denial of mass rapes just a Soviet propaganda myth, 6 August) portray the crimes committed against women by Red Army soldiers in Germany at the end of the second world war be the failure of western …

Hiroshima, 6 August 1945: How The Day Unfolded

A timeline of events on the day a nuclear bomb was used in war for the first time, and during the aftermath. Warning: graphic images.<p>The B-29 Superfortress <i>Enola Gay</i>, piloted by Colonel Paul Tibbets, takes off from Tinian Island, near Guam, carrying the atomic bomb Little Boy.<p>It will be the first …

16 Of The Best Canadian Staycations For The Summer

Because it just so happens that home is pretty amazing.

Hiroshima’s fate, 70 years ago this week, must not be forgotten

Two outstanding works of journalism bookmark that 70-year period: John Hersey’s 1946 article, which reminds us of the horror of the bombing; and Eric Schlosser’s terrifying account of a break-in at a US weapons plant in 2012 – a warning, he says, about our current complacency<p>In numbers of people …

35 Charming Canadian Bookstores You Need To Visit

Where will you find your next page-turner?<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

25 Reasons Why You Should Absolutely Visit The Maritimes This Summer

Natural East Coast beauty + lobster = book a ticket.

21 Times Tumblr Perfectly Understood Your Relationship With The Oxford Comma

"Yes, I give a fuck about the Oxford comma."

Game of Thrones: character guide

Cersei, the Starks and Stannis: comprehensive profiles of each major character from season 5. CONTAINS SPOILERS<p>Jon Snow<p>Jon Snow is as close as Game of Thrones comes to a dashing hero. He's loved and lost (in a twist on rom-com convention the relationship ended with his girlfriend trying to split …

How the Observer reported the Battle of Waterloo

Reports of the historic clash between Lord Wellington and Napoléon Bonaparte in June 1815<p>The Battle of Waterloo took place on 18 June 1815 near Waterloo village in present day Belgium. Napoléon Bonaparte’s defeat at the hands of the Duke of Wellington’s allied army brought to an end 23 years of …

Do You Recognize These "Game Of Thrones" Actors As Young People?

This isn't as easy as you think it'll be!

People Watch Terrifying Canadian PSAs For The First Time

"This is more abstract art than PSAs..."

22 Reasons To Be Glad You Grew Up In Canada In The '90s

*When a kid could be a kid*

World War Two veterans: 'The people who say they weren’t frightened are liars’

They were teenagers when they signed up (or ran away) to join the second world war. On the anniversary of D-day, veterans look back on the most extraordinary days of their lives<p><b>Donn French, 87</b><p>I was 15, but I said I was 18 because I wanted to join the service. I walked out the door and there was an …

7 things you (probably) didn’t know about the Napoleonic Wars

The Napoleonic Wars are often seen as a clash of European powers fighting for dominance over the European continent. In many ways they were, but the …

World History

27 Times Karl Pilkington Perfectly Summed Up Everything

"It's like a game of Jenga that got out of hand."

Atheists renounce and abstain from religions — they don’t reform them

I had the pleasure this week of meeting Ayaan Hirsi Ali at a most convivial social occasion, having just read her latest book, <i>Heretic</i>. Most readers …


World War II’s Strangest Battle: When Americans and Germans Fought Together

For one time only, Germans and Allies fought together in WWII. Andrew Roberts on a story so wild that it has to be made into a movie.<p>The most …

What Headlines Would Look Like If The Avengers Were Real

Behind every mighty superhero is an even mightier publicist. Made by tumblr artist Kim McG.


Vladimir Putin: US trying to create unipolar world

Russian president uses Moscow’s annual Victory Day parade to accuse the US of ignoring principles of international cooperation<p>Vladimir Putin has used an address commemorating the 70th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany to accuse the US of attempting to dominate the world.<p>Speaking at Moscow’s …

Why Russia Celebrates V-E Day on a Different Day Than Everyone Else

Seventy years ago, international politics and a technical glitch delayed the end of World War II for an hour.<p>Seventy years ago today, Germany’s surrender to the Allies took effect, marking the formal end of World War II in Europe.<p>Or did it?<p>Americans, Brits, and the French mark the date of the …

World History

19 Confessions From Unemployed College Grads

The struggle is so real.

The diary of Anne Frank: from the archive, 28 April 1952

It is to Anne that we owe a detailed account of day-to-day life in the ‘secret annexe’ up to the eve of its discovery by the Germans<p>The duty of Anne Frank’s father, 15 June 1971<p>In 1933 Mr and Mrs Frank left Germany with their two daughters, Margot, aged 7, and Anne, aged 4. They were Jews, and life …