This is a story based on what actually happened. Young German, Manfred, could not make peace with the reality he got to live in. A few years ago, soldiers created an enormous wall in Berlin, separating his home city into two parts. The sight of this giant concrete wall, surrounded by barbed wire, touched his heartstrings every time he smoke a cigarette in the window of his flat on Bernauer Strasse. But now, everything was ready for him to change his fate.
The inhabitants of London were living in an unbelievable fear for many months. Rumours had it that thousands of people were dying in pain due to an uncurable disease that spread from the Mediterrenean Sea. The hopes of being untouched by the plague became as short-lived as a soap bubble once people started to become infected. One of London’s doctors was examining another person today, whose symptoms resembled the typical signs of the Black Death.
Waging of war often requires using not only strength, but also wit. During World War I, Germany, wanting to weaken the Russian Empire, with which it fought fiercly, came up with an canny idea. They found a revolutionist, the so-called Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (lated named Lenin) and sent him away to Russia so that he starts a revolution there that should weaken the tsar enough that the Germans have no one to fight with. Oh this German pragmatism!
17 March 45 BC a battle that is supposed to end the civil war breaks out. 30 thousand soldiers are about to fight for Caesar against Gnaeus Pompeius. Caesar has promised his soldiers that this is going to be their last fight after all the hardship they had to endure for the past 16 years on the area from Brittany to North Africa and from Spain to Greece. Now they are on a slope below Munda and are awaiting the signal for battle. And here it is!
„Dad, I think I’m going back home. Poland's Lublin is not that bad, nor is uni. I’ve even learned a lot, but I’ll try to go more to the West, maybe back to the States altogether. Nobody’s picking on me, my buddies are very nice and helpful, do not call names on "capitalists" and are able to score goods on the black market… And the problem is exactly with that weird scoring.
If we could hear the thoughts of Queen Isabella of Bavaria, they would probably go more or less like this... "Ruling over the 15th century French court is all blood, sweat and tears. Especially, if you are a woman and even more so if you are a foreigner. My courtiers often grimace at my harsh Germanic accent and call me Queen Isabella of Bavaria...
Inhabitants of a small Roman town in the Gulf of Naples by the foot of Mount Vesuvius are confident about their future – the fertile soil of this place once again secured a great grape harvest. Marcus Nonius Dama, a former slave from Syria, now a full citizen of Rome, lives in one of the stone houses by the main street. He and his family are getting ready for a meal when suddenly the earth begins to shake.