Hamburg Memorial

Discussion in 'General' started by Smudger Jnr, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    I visited hamburg on Tuesday with the family to see the Musical 'Tarzan' and we spent the day looking around the city.

    Here are a few photos I took of the City Memorial, with the City Hall (Rathaus) behind.

    The memorial is for those who died in the First World war 1914 - 1918.


    Regards
    Tom
     

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  2. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    Looks beautiful, Tom. Another city I would like to visit. Thanks for the pix, Tom (especially the last one).
     
  3. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Craig,

    I have more that I will post, the Hapag Lloyd building nearby is also a nice structure, but the Rathause is immaculate.

    A very wealthy city I think. I have never seen as many new luxury cars!

    Regards
    Tom
     
  4. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    Craig,

    I have more that I will post, the Hapag Lloyd building nearby is also a nice structure, but the Rathause is immaculate.

    A very wealthy city I think. I have never seen as many new luxury cars!

    Regards
    Tom

    Do you know how much of the old city still stands, Tom?
     
  5. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    It was rather devastated during Operation Gomorrah.

    Records show 51% of all buildings seriously damaged.

    32% Industrial

    60% non Industrial

    56% of housing seriously damaged.

    The third most damaged place in Germany

    Regards
    Tom
     
  6. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    One of my Uncles from Holland was taken to Hamburg as forced labour from 1941 until the end of the war. He had to move 5 or 6 times due to the destruction of his living accommodation. My Mum said that the firestorm in July 1943 was the worst experience of his life.
     
  7. militarycross

    militarycross Very Senior Member

    Good day Tom
    Great images. Wish I'd known as I have two lads in Hamburg cemetery. Maybe another time. Interesting to learn how much damage was done by the airforce. Can't imagine what it must have been like to actually be there, civilian or detainee.

    regards,
    phil
     
  8. James S

    James S Very Senior Member

    Thank you for the memorial photos and those of the flak tower - huge structures !
     
  9. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    It was rather devastated during Operation Gomorrah.

    Records show 51% of all buildings seriously damaged.

    32% Industrial

    60% non Industrial

    56% of housing seriously damaged.

    The third most damaged place in Germany

    Regards
    Tom

    Martin Middlebrook's 'The Battle of Hamburg' is a real eye-opener on the firestorm of 1943 for anyone interested.
    Ta Tom.
     

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