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  1. Luftangriff – 1 September 1940

    02 Sep 2022

    ‘Berlin has Alarm in new R.A.F. raid’  British Formation Reported Broken Up at Elbe Before Reaching the Capital.’ The New York Times, Sunday, September 1, 1940 – Photo: ullstein bild. On the night of 31 August / 1 September, 1940, RAF Bomber Command aircraft overflew…


  2. Der Hansaplatz-Bezirk

    14 Mar 2022

    [Severe devastation can be seen in this aerial picture of the northern Tiergarten and Hansaviertel district after the war, taken in winter 1945.] Photo: Senatsverwaltung für Bau- und Wohnungswesen Berlin Luftbildstelle. Located in the northwestern Tiergarten, the Hansaviertel was built from the intersection of three main streets in a star-shaped…


  3. Hansaviertel runway

    03 Mar 2022

    The take-off was made under hailing Russian fire and as the plane rose to roof-top level it was picked up by countless searchlights and at once breaketed in a barrage of shelling’. – Hanna Reitsch, 29 April, 1945 – Photo: LIFE © Time Inc (115928934). It was mid…


  4. 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…


  5. Feuer!

    23 Apr 2018

    Fire, as Bomber Command well knew, was the biggest destroyer of property On 23 September 1941, Britain’s Air Staff produced a report detailing the effectiveness of German incendiary attacks on Britain and recommending that fire be a central feature of Bomber Command attacks. The key lesson to be…


  6. The defences – Air 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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