Page 1 of 7 12345 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 62

A trip to Berlin in 2005

Article about: Here we have the large air raid bunker to be found at Anhalter. Note the bomb damage! The remains of the railway station, scene of heavy fighting, is now being preserved. The bunker is open

  1. #1

    Default A trip to Berlin in 2005

    Hi Guys, I decided to post a thread about our living history group's (2nd Guards) trip to Berlin four years ago now as Nick has been asking questions about going to Berlin. I took a lot of pics and I am sure many of you will find them of interest and might inspire you to go there yourself? Lez and I would certainly go back.

    Our trip naturally focused on the battle and where the Red Army fought and the memorials etc.

    We went in April in order to be at the same places just 60 years later. We were only there for 3 days but we packed in all we possibly could.

    The first thing which struck me was the sheer amount of battle damaged buildings to be seen. Chunks of masonary were missing on all of the old buildings. I found that fasinating, so I took many pics of this.



    OK, first few pics. This was of a govt building flying the town flag of the Berlin bear. But at a distance the red/white/black flag was almost a reminder of an earlier flag!

    Cheers, Ade.
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Berlin 001.jpg   Berlin 002.jpg  

    Berlin 003.jpg  

  2. #2

    Default Re: A trip to Berlin in 2005

    Here we are at Treptow Park. I will show a lot of pics from here as this is the big memorial to the Red Army in Berlin.

    Note the Order of the Great Patriotic War on the entrance way.

    The red granite used on the big arch design ( really it is a stylised Soviet flag) was taken from the Reichs Chancellry.

    Work was taking place while we we there is relaying some of the paving.
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Berlin 004.jpg   Berlin 005.jpg  

    Berlin 007.jpg   Berlin 008.jpg  

    Berlin 009.jpg   Berlin 010.jpg  

    Berlin 011.jpg   Berlin 012.jpg  

    Berlin 013.jpg   Berlin 014.jpg  


  3. #3

    Default Re: A trip to Berlin in 2005

    Ade,

    Is it true there is graffiti on the Reichstag walls from the conquering Russian soldiers that can still be read today?

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

  4. #4

    Default Re: A trip to Berlin in 2005

    Hi Nick, there certainly is. I will show it later

  5. #5

    Default Re: A trip to Berlin in 2005

    As with many Soviet monuments, size is huge!
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Berlin 016.jpg   Berlin 017.jpg  

    Berlin 018.jpg   Berlin 019.jpg  


  6. #6

    Default Re: A trip to Berlin in 2005

    Down each side of the park are these large plaques depicting in typical style scenes from the war.
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Berlin 020.jpg   Berlin 021.jpg  

    Berlin 022.jpg   Berlin 023.jpg  

    Berlin 024.jpg   Berlin 025.jpg  

    Berlin 026.jpg   Berlin 027.jpg  

    Berlin 028.jpg   Berlin 029.jpg  


  7. #7

    Default Re: A trip to Berlin in 2005

    Last few
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Berlin 030.jpg   Berlin 031.jpg  

    Berlin 032.jpg  

  8. #8

    Default Re: A trip to Berlin in 2005

    We now move onto the main focus of the memorial. The huge statue of a soldier standing on a broken swastika protecting an orphaned child. Inside is a mosacic lined room. In the roof is a representation of the Order of Victory.

    You can read more about it here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_...Treptower_Park)
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Berlin 033.jpg   Berlin 034.jpg  

    Berlin 035.jpg   Berlin 036.jpg  

    Berlin 037.jpg   Berlin 038.jpg  

    Berlin 041.jpg   Berlin 039.jpg  

    Berlin 040.jpg   Berlin 044.jpg  


  9. #9

    Default Re: A trip to Berlin in 2005

    While we were in the Park, we heard what was a familiar engine sound. We looked up to see a WW2 Dakokta fly over.
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Berlin 045.jpg  

  10. #10

    Default Re: A trip to Berlin in 2005

    Our next port of call was the old school house at Karlshorst. It was here the German surrender was signed. This is a MUST visit place if you go to Berlin and is now a superb museum.

    I took a lot of pics here which I will now show.
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Berlin 123.jpg  

Page 1 of 7 12345 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. The final days of the battle for Berlin

    In History and Research Third Reich and WW2
    08-10-2010, 06:00 AM
  2. The Capture of Berlin Medal

    In Orders, Medals, Badges, Decorations, & Corresponding Documents
    12-29-2009, 01:39 PM
  3. Schlacht um Berlin - Battle of Berlin

    In History and Research Third Reich and WW2
    12-15-2009, 01:33 PM
  4. Berlin Memorial cigarette case

    In Soldier's Trench Art
    07-23-2009, 08:13 PM
  5. Allgemeine SS men in Berlin, 1936-1939

    In SS Uniforms and insignia
    09-05-2008, 05:18 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •