Video of Berlin in 1936

Discussion in 'Prewar' started by Gerard, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    James S, Paul Reed and Owen like this.
  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    You're right , it does make it seem that much closer in history.
    I've driven on those very roads too!
     
  3. Dara

    Dara Intrigued

    Thanks for posting that link. There are some other very interesting videos there as well.
     
  4. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    There's quite a bit available in relation to color footage of pre-war Germany. Its interesting to see images of pre-war Berlin and then looking at post-war to get some sort of effect of the Bombing and Russian attacks.
     
  5. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

    What a good find; it's many years since I set foot in Berlin. I really need to get back there.
     
  6. James S

    James S Very Senior Member

    A very good find , Hitler said something about giving him 10 years and you would not recognise Germany - - nine years on and who would recognise the Berlin of 1945 ?

    The bronzes seen at approx. one minute - the French took them to Paris in 1945 and returned them a few years ago, they are now back in place.
    It somehow seems odd that the Germans should have double decker buses....they are an icon of England / London !
     
  7. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    A very good find , Hitrler said something about giving him 10 years and you would not recognise Germany - - nine years on and who would recognise the Berlin of 1945 ?

    The bronzes seen at approx. one minute - the French took them to Paris in 1945 and returned them a few years ago, they are now back in place.
    It somehow seems odd that the Germans should have double decker buses....they are an icon of England / London !
    Ah the Cream Buses, the very ones that were used to bus thousands of Volksturm out of the City on Goebbels orders towards the Oder and the Russians. Where they died in their thousands. :mellow:
     
  8. Owen

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  9. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    As that film is 1936 the buses will be these.

    Doppeldecker und andere Berliner Busse


    Doppeldecker 1934
    Büssing (BVG 6-34

    [​IMG]DB D3 Die, Wagen 17

    [​IMG]Büssing BVG 657:




    Auch um während der Olympischen Sommerspiele von 1936 den Besucher Berlins mit modernen Bussen imponieren zu können, beschaffte die BVG ab 1934 eine neue Serie von Doppeldeckern.

    In order to be able to impress the visitor of Berlin with modern buses during the Olympic Games of 1936, the BVG procured from 1934 a new series of double deckers
     
  10. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    At about 6:24 in the film, it shows a building site in front of the Reichstag. i wonder if that was the site for the New Reich chancellery?

    Amazing to see how Goering's Air Ministry hasnt changed one bit - given the size of it you'd think that it would have incurred more damage than actually did happen to it.

    good call on the Bus pics Owen. Seemingly they are very famous in Germany, those cream buses.
     
  11. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    Heres another video showing the city in 1934. YouTube - BERLIN 1934. I've no sound at the mo so dont know the context of this but still interesting views of the city.
     

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