Recent Trip to Europe, then and now content

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    #1 jimh, Nov 29, 2015
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    We recently went on a crew trip to Europe. Armed with websites like Thirdreichruins and a few others I set out to find some then and now scenes around Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic. Still working on a few shots. Not much has changed, and a lot of places were restored to their former glory.

    Jim

    Berlin Olympic Stadium 1936 and now

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    The siege of Saint Cyril Church after the assassination of Heydrich in Prague
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    Prague Square during the final days of the war
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    St Charles Bridge on the occasion of Heydrich's funeral procession in Prague
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    Amon Goeth's Villa in Krakow, the Camp is literally in the backyard
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    The ruins of the Anholter Banhoff just outside our hotel in Berlin
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    Herman Goering getting married at the Berlin Cathedral Berlin
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    The Hindenburg over flying the 36 Olympic Games
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    Berlin
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    Hitler and his posse leaving the Luftwaffe Building
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    One of my favorite past times when I was living in Europe.
     
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    Great shots Jim.




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    Amazing!
     
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    Great stuff Jim - looking forward to more.
     
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    Here are some more...the first is the site of the Fuhrerbunker. Glad you guys like these. It really is hard to imagine being there during those times. It is really humbling.

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    Hitler, in the 3rd story window of the Prague Palace
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    The Jewish Ghetto in Krakow after it was cleansed...luggage and personal items strewn everywhere
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    Parade through the Brandenburg Gate
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    Fritz Schilgen lights the Olympic Urn in 1936
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    Next stop was Krakow...another interesting aviation museum. Lots of Cold war hardware on display. The real gems are airplanes that were part of the prewar German Aviation Museum in Berlin. Krakow is also home to Oskar Schindler's factory.

    Jim

    Me 109
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    Really nice Spit
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    Me 209...this deserves better treatment...it held the speed record until Daryl Greenamyer beat it in his Bearcat
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    P-39 instructional airframe...the wing, horizontal and vertical stab were on display
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    Fw 190 power unit on display, seems to be quite a few of these around
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    Fritz Wendel's office Me 209
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    Camel...built in 1918 it has atleast 11 confirmed victories before being downed behind German lines...worth a google history
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    Ernst Udet's Curtiss Hawk
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    Fantastic stuff!
     
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    Yes, it is. Great pics and info Jim.
     
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