A US Army soldier observing the damage done to an industrial town near Nuremberg, April 1945 (pinning this one to save & see if I can find pictures of the same place/modern pictures)
The Pegnitz river in Nuremberg on April Hitler’s fifty-sixth birthday and the day this shattered city—reduced to “alluvial fans of rubble”—fell to the U.
Authentic World War II Pictures - Death And Destruction
Bundesarchive Photos 1933 - all fields of WWII - Page 135
A US Army soldier observing the damage done to an industrial town near Nuremberg, April 1945
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"Choked with debris a bombed water intake of the Pegnitz River no longer supplies war factories in Nuremberg vital Reich industrial city and festival center of the Nazi party which was captured April 20 1945 by troops of the U.
'Rubble Women' Between 1945 and the Allied powers, in both West Germany and East Germany, ordered all women between 15 and 50 years of age to participate in the postwar cleanup.
The initial work of reconstruction was done by the Trümmerfrauen, or rubble women. With so many men killed in the war, the Allies relied on women between the ages of 15 and 50 to do the hard work of clean-up.
“Berlin lies strewn about, Dust blows up, then a lull again… the great rubble woman will be canonized…” (Günter Grass)
At one stage, the Berlin politician in charge of rubble processing estimated.
Rubble Women, 1945 - 1949.
Margaret Bourke-White. (Ruins of) Hohenzollern Bridge Cologne 1945 At the end of WW II.
In every city we see we can't help but think about which buildings survived WWII, looking for scars.
Fall The ruins of Nuremberg.The church at the far end of the square is the Church of Our Lady (Frauenkirche). This city was the ''spiritual'' home of Nazism and it wasn't coincidence that it housed the war crimes trials of top Nazis.
Nuremberg, Germany Hitler destroyed everything he touched.
Bundesarchive Photos 1933 - all fields of WWII - Page 209
On this day September, 1940 Buckingham Palace was bombed during the Blitz, on 16 separate occasions bombs were dropped on the palace, nine of which were direct hits ( Photo:Bomb damage outside Buckingham Palace, September
An Italian newspaper shows German planes swooping over the Thames during the Blitz. The river area was heavily targeted by bombers in the Second World War, with the Docklands hit by over bombs. It took until the for the damage to be repaired.