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  1. Hansaviertel’s 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…


  2. 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…


  3. ‘Cookie’ delivery to Berlin

    11 Mar 2019

    26 million of German people lost their homes during the war, just in Berlin 600,000 apartments were destroyed, half of all houses were damaged and around a third uninhabitable, as much as 16 km² of the city was simply rubble. When the war came to an end in May 1945…


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