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Black & White Reportage Photography by Erich Lessing

Mirror Cabinet, Wuerzburg Episcopal Residence.         
The Mirror Cabinet, the most precious interior         
decoration of the Palace, consists entirely of mirrors.
It was completely destroyed during an airraid in 1945, 
but was restored after photographs and a watercolour.

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Mirror Cabinet, Wuerzburg Episcopal Residence. The Mirror Cabinet, the...
Door in the Mirror Cabinet, Wuerzburg Episcopal        
Residence. This room, part of the Southern Imperial    
apartments, was completely destroyed during an airraid 
in 1945, but was restored after photographs and a      
watercolour. 1740-1745

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Door in the Mirror Cabinet, Wuerzburg Episcopal Residence. This room, pa...
Ceiling of the Mirror Cabinet, Wuerzburg Episcopal     
Residence. Stucco by Antonio Bossi. The room           
was completely destroyed during an airraid in 1945,    
but reconstructed from photographs and a watercolour.

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Ceiling of the Mirror Cabinet, Wuerzburg Episcopal Residence. Stucco by Ant...
Ceiling of the Mirror Cabinet, Wuerzburg Episcopal     
Residence. Stucco by Antonio Bossi. The Mirror Cabinet 
was completely destroyed during an airraid in 1945,    
but was reconstructed from photographs and one         
watercolour.

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Ceiling of the Mirror Cabinet, Wuerzburg Episcopal Residence. Stucco by Ant...
Herbert v.Karajan conducting the Vienna Philharmonic   
in the "Golden Hall" of the Musikverein, the building  
of the Society of the Friends of Music.

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Herbert v.Karajan conducting the Vienna Philharmonic in the "Golden Hall" of...
Gdansk (Danzig),Poland, after massive destruction      
during World War II. In the center Marienkirche,       
Saint Mary's church, to the right the "Krantor",       
the crane-city gate. 1951

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Gdansk (Danzig),Poland, after massive destruction during World War II. In...
Platform with sail on rails, connecting the Halligen islands in the North Sea, Germany. The sail is advertising Persil washing powder. During low tide, the islands can be reached on foot.
1958.

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Platform with sail on rails, connecting the Halligen islands in the North Sea, G...
Opening waltz of the Vienna Opera Ball.                
The elegant ball at the Opera, when a dance            
floor is laid over the rows of chairs, is              
the highlight of the Vienna carnival season.

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Opening waltz of the Vienna Opera Ball. The elegant ball at the...
The German "Atlantic Wall"was a chain of fortifications
that reached from the North Sea to the Channel and     
the Atlantic near Bordeaux. Today the ancient bunkers  
disappear in the dunes of the bathing resorts.

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The German "Atlantic Wall"was a chain of fortifications that reached from the No...
The Cross of Lorraine, a symbol of French resistance   
against the Germans, was put up in 1972 near Colombey- 
les-Deux-Eglises, where President Charles de Gaulle    
(1890-1970) lived after retiring from public office.

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The Cross of Lorraine, a symbol of French resistance against the Germans, was...
Admiral Francois Darlan, Commander of the French Navy,
1939 to 1942;since 1940 member of the Vichy-government;
joined the US-Forces in 1942,assassinated shortly afterwards.

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Admiral Francois Darlan, Commander of the French Navy, 1939 to 1942;since 1940...
Dr. Karl Renner,President of Austria  from 1945-50.

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Dr. Karl Renner,President of Austria from 1945-50.