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.
January 13, 2012, 7am PST | Jonathan Nettler | @nettsj
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"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."

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Published on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 in Spiegel Online
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