Once Wealthy Neighborhood Reduced to Rubble

 

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3 July 1945. Scene of destruction in a Berlin street just off the Unter den Linden. Photo taken by Sergeant A. Wilkes of #5 Army Film and Photographic Unit. Courtesy of the Imperial War Museum.

Prior to the war, the Unter Den Linden was sort of the Park Avenue of Berlin. Judging from the buildings, this is probably a residential street once inhabited by the wealthy.

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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/