Earlier I mentioned how the Last Express had the best closing credits ever. Well now I have the video capture to back it up. I had to compress the video a little bit for YouTube but one can see most of the action. The border changes are not only political but also de facto (Germany gains much of upper Europe during World War II; Algeria is fractured during the War for Indepedence; and do not even get me started about the Bosnian War). There is a sort of sadness as one sees the political shape of European countries changing. The many groups of people who were left behind, lost, and killed during this time frame touches me deeply. The maps are a means to remind me of these sad facts.
The move goes well with my States and Nation States post on Europe. For a somewhat larger but not clearer version of the video click here. If you want a lossless version (great quailty at 300 Mbs; contact me)
Category: Historical Geography, Maps