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Recent trip to Berlin !!

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    Here are some photos of a recent recce trip to Berlin for a forthcoming Tour

    We tried to get in as much as possible in a few days whilst also looking at the breakout attempts on 2/5/45 and the final Battles for the Reichstag and Berlin mitte.Click image for larger version. 

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    These show the area of the breakout which took place on the night of the 1st/2nd May 1945 after Weidling had surrendered , Kampfgruppe of the Nordland Divison and other units attempted to breakout over the Weidendammbrueke across the River Spree , along Friedrich Strasse with a direction towards the Humboldthain Flak Turm , these photos show the view across the Brueke up Friedrichstrasse taken 68 years later , in 1945 the road was littered with wrecked German SPW and Panzers, thew third one showing the view towards the Friedrich Strasse Bahnhof,
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    It looks remarkably quiet Paul?

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    Nice images Paul, good luck with the tour!

    Regards,

    Carl
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    Two more photos taken from the Bridge back towards the Bahnhof , the rail S Bahn track across the road is featured in many photos from the time , the Freidrichstrasse Bahnhof was the RV Point for all remaining Troops in the Zitadelle area to form up for the assault which was to be led by the remaining KonigsTiger and SPW of SS Panzer Aufklarungs Abt 11 .

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    Quote by Adrian View Post
    It looks remarkably quiet Paul?
    It was Mai Tag mate and a bank holiday on a Wednesday !!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    A view along the banks of the Spree past Friedrichstrasse Bahnhof to the Reichstag,
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    I suppose the museum was closed(with the 88 mm gun)

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    Thanks for the new photos! I note that all the surrounding buildings are post-1945 construction...
    cheers, Glenn

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    The Reichstag and also a small section of the wall from the Gdansk shipyard the climbing of which started the fall of the Soviet Empire whcih eventually led to the fall of the Berlin Mauer !!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    The Swiss Embassy the only original building to survive from the diplomatic quarter around the Reichstag.
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Quote by TIGER88 View Post
    Nice images Paul, good luck with the tour!

    Regards,

    Carl
    Thanks Carl
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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