German Flak Towers Images

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Christophe
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Re: German Flak Towers Images

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some more:
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Hi Christophe,

There seems to be a cross engraved near the top of the tower. Is it some kind of mausoleum? Perhaps for AH himself?

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;) not bad, but here's the answer:
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when AH decided to rebuild berlin into GERMANIA (the so-called 'world capital') his "first architect" albert speer wanted to test the ground - it's a wellknown fact, that berlin is "build on sand", and especially the planned "Triumphbogen", more than four times bigger than the 'arc de triomphe" in paris, seemed to be a bit to heavy; so they took hundreds of tons of concrete for a simulation of the weight of one column (!!!)

the result: it didn't work, it sank into the ground (not much, but too much), and because this masterpiece of human hybris is standing right in the middle of berlin, it's not possible to destroy it, even today, where the mankind seems able to destroy even a whole planet...

sounds crazy but it's true

cheers from Berlin,

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Thanks once again for your comments and images.
I've read Speers book and found it extremely interesting.
Both his book, along with Bomber Harris book, are my all time favourite reads.
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Fascinating images...thanks for posting :)
Are you aware it is private property? Why you"ll be asking me to bomb Essen next.

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after 5 years of absence i want to show you a little but interesting thing: a writing on the wall of the "Tiergarten-Bunker" (Tiergarten is the name of a centrally located district in Berlin): it says "Men over 16 and under 70 years of age belong in the field of war, not in the shelter".
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The second image shows the demolition of the "Tiergarten-Bunker" in 1947:
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Great photographs! Thank you for posting them.

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Hello,

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