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Mired in controversy, Berlin’s International Airport remains unfinished, more than five years after its planned opening. An absurd saga complete with malpractice, staggering incompetence, bribery, whistleblowing and organisational myopia. We’ve gathered this photo gallery from a recent behind the scenes private guided tour of Berlin’s most problematic building site – the fiasco Flughafen.
In 1842, the 22-year-old Friedrich Engels travelled to tend to family business near Manchester, England. Sent by his father to protect the family investment in a cotton manufacturing firm in Salford, with the added paternal hope that exposing his son to the realities of business would rid him of his increasingly radical leanings.
On 21st November 1806, whilst still in the Prussian capital city, French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte announced his Berlin Decree and the adoption of the “Continental System” that brought France and all of its occupied territories and allies under the same rule, introducing a blockade of Britain.