Berlin 1945

Discussion in 'General' started by bangboom, Mar 21, 2007.

  1. bangboom

    bangboom Junior Member

    I was just wondering if anyone had pics or links of anything having to do with the Battle of Berlin, German or Russian side. Landmarks, vehicles, soldiers.

    Thanks
     
  2. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

  3. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    Welcome Bangboom.
     
  4. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

  5. morse1001

    morse1001 Very Senior Member

    Welcome to the forum.
     
  6. bangboom

    bangboom Junior Member

    Thank you very much, it's good to part of this forum
     
  7. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    This seemed the best place to put this selection from 1945:

    Russian military policeman directing traffic at the bullet riddled Brandenburg Tor gate following fall of the city to allied troops (very large, barely legible sign in Cyrillic hung over gate).
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    German woman carrying large bundle on shoulders along wide, clean street past the Brandenburg Tor gate border (C, r) and bombed out buildings following Allied capture of the city.
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  8. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Road signs in Cyrillic Russian outside the bullet riddled, bomb blasted ruins of a Memorial to the Unknown Soldier, following fall of the city to allied troops.
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  9. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    People walking cleared street near ruins of the Reichstag building which shows destructive effects of Allied bombing and artillery.
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    Ruins of the Reichstag building showing destruction from Allied bombing and artillery (note abandoned 88mm anti-aircraft gun in foreground).
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    Russian military personnel under archway entrance to the Reichstag building which is covered in graffiti scrawled & scratched by their conquering comrades, making the spot a top "tourist " draw for the Russian troops.
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    Ornate archway inside the Reichstag building shows damage as well as graffiti scrawled & scratched on the walls by conquering Russian soldiers.
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  10. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Entrance to bombed out ruins of the Berliner Sports Palast, destroyed in a blitz on January 30, 1944. Picture taken in July 1945.
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    US soldier, PFC Douglas Page, gives mocking Nazi salute while standing at Adolf Hitler's usual spot for making speeches inside roofless, bombed out ruins of Berliner Sports Palast, destroyed in a blitz on January 30, 1944.
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    Interior of roofless, bombed out ruins of the Berliner Sports Palast, destroyed in a blitz on January 30, 1944.
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  11. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Main entrance of completely bombed out American Embassy in Unter den Linden, Berlin w. sign stating bldg. is off limits.
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    Rubble filled courtyard in front of main entrance of completely bombed out American Embassy in Unter den Linden, Berlin.
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    Entrance to completely bombed out American Embassy on Hermann Goering Strasse.
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  12. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Front of destroyed Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, wrecked mostly by artillery during Allied capture of the city.
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  13. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Bullet scarred & bombed out State Opera House after Allied capture of the city.
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  14. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Excellent of windowless & bullet scarred exterior of Gestapo HQ, illustrating fierce fighting which took place here during the battle for control of the city.
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    Bombed out & bullet scarred exterior of Gestapo HQ, result of the fierce fighting which took place here during the battle for control of the city.
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  15. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    German women gathering wood from piles of rubble which fill the street outside entrance to the bombed out Kroll Opera House following fall of the city to Allied forces.
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  16. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Allied soldiers, probably Russian, viewing very badly damaged exterior of the Reichschancellery bldg. following fall of the city to Allied forces.
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  17. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Rubble strewn courtyard of German Army HQ where, on July 20, 1944, many conspirators in the attempted assassination of Adolf Hitler were executed.
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  18. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    You do have a knack, Andy :)

    Road signs in Cyrillic Russian outside the bullet riddled, bomb blasted ruins of a Memorial to the Unknown Soldier, following fall of the city to allied troops.
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    Reichstag, Potsdam, Nauzen?
     
  19. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Ornate archway and statuary inside the Reichstag building covered in graffiti scrawled & scratched by conquering Russian soldiers.
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    Debris covered area w. various statuary at the south entrance to the Reichstag building, walls & statues are covered in graffiti scrawled & scratched by conquering Russian soldiers.
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    British soldier making his own contribution to the ruins of the Reichstag, now covered in (mostly) Russian graffiti
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