Life Goes On Although This Scene Is Hard To Imagine

Tanks lie on the pavement like stranded ships. They are plastered with posters advertising dancing classes, new theaters, and new newspapers.

Berlin street scene on 21 September 1945, almost five months since the city had surrendered.

(Source: Diary of a nightmare: Berlin, 1942-1945 by Ursula von Kardorff)

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Charles McCain

Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website: http://charlesmccain.com/

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