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  1. Crashed at Wittenbergplatz, Berlin

    18 Oct 2022

    Tonight you are going to the Big City.  You will have the opportunity to light a fire in the belly of the enemy that will burn his black heart out’– Sir Arthur Harris, Commander-in-Chief Bomber Command – Photo: Wings Aviation Museum. At around 03:20 hrs, amongst a…


  2. Einmannbunker at Tempelhof

    24 May 2022

    Tempelhof’s BWSWe were ‘revisiting’ some colour footage taken in the Flughafen Tempelhof area some minutes after a 1944 air raid when we noticed, just before the end of the video, a clear example of a BWS (Brandwachenstände) or ‘einmann bunker’ in Berlin (see our previous post about…


  3. Big X!

    24 Mar 2019

    • THE GREAT ESCAPE •Tonight marks the 75th anniversary of the famous Great Escape’, the massive jailbreak from a German prisoners camp by Allied airmen in Poland [Squadron Leader Richard Churchill, RAF bomber pilot, seen here through the entrance of one of the three tunnels digged. He


  4. The Opera - Reconstruction and Death

    14 Jan 2019

    When the Staatsoper den Linden was severely damaged by British bombs in April 1941, Hitler urgently ordered its reconstruction, as it was one of his favourite buildings from his fanatical devotion to Opera and Richard Wagner’s works [December 1942: Nazi-parade of a guard of honour at Unter den Linden on


  5. Fliegerbombe am Berliner Hauptbahnhof!

    13 May 2018

    This is a British 1000-pounder (500 kg) MC bomb from 1944 today at Berlin Mitte. Thousands of people around Berlin’s Hauptbahnhof (the main railway station in the city) were evacuated last week to allow disposal experts to defuse an unexploded World War II explosive dropped by Bomber Command and unearthed…


  6. Berlin Wintergarten (Part II)

    25 May 2017

    In the end, Berlin’s WinterGarten collapsed under the carpet of bombs dropped by the Allies during the last year of the war [Main gate of the Wintergarten kabarett as viewed during her golden years.] [Photo: Bundesarchiv.] Already damaged during the 1943-44 British bombing campaign, the theatre was destroyed on 21


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