Number of posts : 71
Age : 61
Localisation : Hameln
Registration date : 2007-04-02
|Subject: Berlin 21/8/2008, 09:03|| |
I was born there in 1959.
My birth certificate is about a mile long
My father was with the 1st Border Regiment
Number of posts : 14
Age : 81
Localisation : Berkshire
Cap Badge : Royal Engineers
Places Served : Aldershot, Berlin
Registration date : 2011-03-18
|Subject: Re: Berlin 23/3/2011, 16:53|| |
Photo of the Queens Birthday Parade in 1961 (you'd be 2 then so probably don't remember it) Hope it is of interest.
Number of posts : 35
Age : 83
Localisation : Brentwood
Cap Badge : RAMC
Places Served : Millbank RAMC College, Royal Herbert Hosp Woolwich, BMH Munster, BMH Berlin, BMH Iserlohn
Registration date : 2017-01-17
|Subject: Re: Berlin 4/12/2017, 20:01|| |
I went back to Berlin 60 years later!
-- I was there in the RAMC in BMH Berlin. I went around with a 1953 British 'Ensign Selfix ' camera 16/20 Model II. In 2017 60 years later I went around to some of the SAME sights with another 1953 Ensign Selfix Model I and tried to take the same photos ! I had not realised how all the trees had grown up !
. In 1957 I could see the Reichstag from the Brandenburg Gate easily as all the Tiergarten Trees were only about 3 foot tall after the Russian Shelling-- now there is a huge Forest obscuring the view -- i got lost trying to find the Reichstag !
[b]1957 Brandenburg Gate
Brandenburg Gate 1956 by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
2017 Brandenburg Gate
Brandenburg Gate Berlin 2017 by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
1957 Russian War memorial inside British Sector
Berlin 8 by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
2017 Russian War Memorial -- original angle obscured by the huge TREES
Russian War Memorial Berlin 2017 by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
1957 Kaiser Wilhelm memorial Church
Berlin 4 by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
2017 Kaiser Wilhelm Church obscured by huge tree
Kaiser Wilhelm Church Berlin 2017 by Peter Elgar, on Flickr