By Gary Embleton, Gerry Embleton, John Houe
In a blinding sequence of a few 270 especially posed pictures, the authors recreate the scuffling with males of the excessive heart a long time set of their fifteenth century atmosphere. Noblemen and armoured knights, officials and halbardiers, artillery and handgunners, archers and crossbowmen, women and camp-followers are put in sensible outdoors settings and historical interiors in Britain and continental Europe.
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In the huge metal and glass Palace of the Republic in the center of East Berlin, where three competing German television channels (two West, one East) had their studios on the belle étage, a desperate scrum of reporters mobbed the winners and collared anyone who seemed interesting, while yesterday’s men, such as Mieczysl⁄ aw F. Rakowski, former leader of the former Polish communist party, peered longingly at the limelight. In one corner I spotted Daniel Cohn-Bendit, the hero of ’68 in Frankfurt and Paris, known as Danny the Red.
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