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  1. Four in a row: 31 August 1940

    01 Jul 2022

    ‘R.A.F. planes renew attack on Berlin… …Sirens Sound in Capital After Heavy Bombing of Previous Night.’ – The New York Times, Sunday, September 1, 1940 – Photo: Fotosearch/Getty Images. Following the attacks made on three previous nights, the British air bombing offensive didn’t stop: on the last night of the…


  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. Heart of Berlin Bombed

    28 Apr 2022

    ‘British Bombs set Big Fires in Berlin. Nazis Blast London’  – New York Journal-American, Saturday, 31 August, 1940 – Photo by UMBO/ ullstein bild. On the night of August 30/31, 1940, the air alarm sirens and the anti-aircraft bursts woke up Berliners from their sleep again, who hurried…


  4. British third raid on Berlin

    03 Apr 2022

    ‘Two nights later we returned to Berlin… …to be met by numerous searchlights and well directed and intensive flak. The raids must have destroyed the myth of German invincibility, thus causing considerable anger to Hitler and Goering who had boasted that such raids would never happen.’ – Squadron Leader Andrew…


  5. 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 in previous posts, the first bombing on Berlin by…


  6. Kriegsende!

    08 May 2020

    8 May 1945[Berliner kids playing around an abandoned German Panther Ausf.G ‘bodenständig’ (a dug in tank to defend a strong point in the city) at Weddingplatz on Mullerstraße after the battle, May 1945.] [Photo by Fred Ramage. Getty images.] Berlin: 8-9 May 1945: 75 years ago, Air…


  7. The first one: August 25th, 1940

    01 May 2019

    They had bombed London, whether on purpose or not, and the British people and London especially should know that we could hit back. It would be good for the morale of us all’. – Winston S Churchill –  Photo: © IWM (H-3514). The prelude: LondonDuring the early…


  8. Der Schwarze Tod

    04 Nov 2018

    THE SHTURMOVIK OVER BERLIN AGAIN 1945 - 2018 73 years later, a Soviet Il-2 Shturmovik flies again over Germany during ILA (Internationale Luft- und Raumfahrtausstellung) April 2018 Berlin air show at Schonefeld airport. One of the outright show stars of this year event was the beautiful Ilyushin Il-2…


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