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  1. Hot Time in the town of Berlin

    28 Oct 2021

    WAC’s Flak Fortresses Photo: LIFE ©Time Inc_641268. During his visit to Berlin in July 1945, American photographer William Vandivert (1912-1989) took hundreds of pictures of the ruined Nazi-capital. Some of those were starred by a trio of US WACs (Women’s Army Corps) while on tour of the city (a few…


  2. Ruined Berlin in Valery Faminsky’s eyes (II)

    24 Feb 2019

    Second part of the pictures taken by Soviet war photographer Valery Faminsky (1914–1993) during the Fall of Nazi Berlin in May 1945. [Major S L Rogatchevsky, a Soviet medical officer, poses next to a propaganda slogan painted on a wall by SS members during the battle that reads: ‘Berlin stays…


  3. THE DEFENCESAIR DETECTION (III)

    30 May 2017

    The Freya systems of the German early warning radars were highly successful, but they need another set to help in targeting air objectives Anti-aircraft targeting radars, or FuMG (from Funkmeßgerät, or radar) were not in service when the war broke out. From 1939, GEMA and Telefunken starting to develop…


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