Secret Photos of Destroyed Berlin

Spiegel Online has published rarely seen photos of Berlin just a few months after the end of World War Two, depicting the massive destruction of the city.

"Hein Gorny's photos, taken shortly after the end of WWII, depict the war-torn city streaked with dramatic shadows thrown by the jagged facades of ruined buildings.

These were the first, if not only, photos of Berlin taken by a German photographer just a few months after the end of the war. At the time, in the winter of 1945/46, the airspace over the city was tightly controlled by the Allies, and German nationals were banned from flying over Berlin."

Full Story: Book Provides Fresh Glimpse of Berlin's Destruction


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