Historic Video Gone Viral: Berlin, July 1945

Very interesting.

The Soviets gutted everything between May and July. After that UK and USA took possession of their sectors. Roads cleared to facilitate reparation of plant and capital goods.


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1.3 million views for 70 year old history isn’t bad. The comments on youtube show amazement at what is seen in this 7 minutes of history. The Germans look pretty well dressed and healthy to me. To some degree they were dressed better than Americans today. And everyone looks pretty fit.

Published on Apr 28, 2015
That’s how it looked like just after the Second World War in Berlin!

Fascinating moving pictures in color show the situation of the city in summer 1945, just after the Second World War and the capitulation of Germany. Daily life after years of war.

Pictures from the destroyed city, the Reichstag, Brandenburger Tor, Adlon, Führerbunker, Unter den Linden, rubble women working in the streets, the tram is running again.

A collage of archive material
produced by: Kronos Media

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