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  1. Berlin unter Bomben • STEGLITZ

    28 Oct 2019

    ‘steht nichts’ [Photo: Trustees of the IWM / Tony Redding. Life and Death in Bomber Command. Fonthill Media, 2013.] [Berlin 1/2 March 1943: this night oblique taken by an RAF bomber during the raid shows smoke drifting from fires in the Steglitz area (A) and a concentration of fires around


  2. Yanks!

    06 Jul 2019

    On July 4th, 1942, RAF Bomber Command sent 12 Boston Mk III light bombers (American built Douglas A-20s bearing British roundels) to bomb in a daylight raid four German Luftwaffe airfields on Holland: De Koog, Bergen/Alkamaar, Haanstede and Valkenberg air bases. Half of these bombers were assigned to the…


  3. 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 it´s reconstruction, as it was one of his favourite buildings from his fanatical devotion to Opera and Richard Wagner´s works [Nazi-parade of a guard of honour at Unter den Linten on the occasion


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