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  1. Einmann Bunker

    05 Aug 2021

    Time ago, during our research for one Berlin air raid, we found this picture. We have seen it before, but this time we noticed a small interesting detail that captured our attention.  Photo by Fritz Eschen. Photographien Berlin 1945-1950. Nicolai, 1996. Taken after the war in 1946 by Fritz Eschen,…


  2. Bombing raid on Berlin

    02 May 2021

    ‘Aircraft drawn from two R.A.F. squadrons made a special attack on an objective only four miles from the centre of Berlin early yesterday morning’. – Daily Herald, Friday, August, 30, 1940 – Photo: © IWM CH 10246. As we have seen on previous posts, the first bombing on Berlin made…


  3. Pergamonmuseum in Berlin

    31 Mar 2021

    Telephos and the Großdeutschland myth Photo: © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Zentralarchiv; CC NC-BY-SA If there is a museum of the many that Berlin has that dazzles all its visitors and it is unique in transferring the modern visitor to the Ancient world and mythology, that is Pergamon. From…


  4. The last visit by a Mosquito

    23 Apr 2020

    [Photo: © raf-pathfinders.com.] [An unidentified air- and groundcrew of RAF No 627 Squadron posing for the camera in front of a Mosquito wooden bomber in Britain. Note the mission bomb log painted on the nose of the aircraft.] This week marks the 75th anniversary of the last strategic air raid


  5. Die Mauer muss weg

    09 Nov 2019

    Today we commemorate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, but November 9 is much more than that happy event. For the history of Germany in the 20th century and for the rest of Europe maybe … it is a key day and a turning point…


  6. War!

    01 Sep 2019

    • WAR! • Berliners in front of a radio store listen to news of the invasion of Poland by German forces on September 1, 1939. The capital lived its first experience in aerial warfare when an air siren sounded that evening, the first of many to come. It was a…


  7. 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


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