This photograph shows the
Reichstag in Berlin, Germany in ruins on the 3rd of June, 1945. While the building was not used for the German Parliament during Nazi rule, it was used for propaganda meetings, and for military purposes during the Second World War.
The building suffered heavy damage from
Allied bombings, and was considered a prize for the Red Army because of its symbolic significance.
From the collection of the Imperial War Museum.
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King Christian X of Denmark and the German Emperor Wilhelm II during a visit to Berlin in 1913.
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The Electromote, the forerunner of the modern trolleybus, invented by Dr Ernst Werner von Siemens, had its debut in Berlin on the 29 th of April, 1882.
This model was used until the 13 th of June.
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I wasn’t all that old, but even I remember the significance of that day.
The first picture is of people standing on the wall in the days before the wall fell.
The second picture is from the day after, the 10 th of November. People walk through Checkpoint Charlie.
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