Reichskanzlei Thread

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Re: Reichskanzlei Thread

Post by GregSingh » 12 Aug 2018 23:41

a platform rising up out of the Reichschancellery Garden.
This is roof of the Führerbunker, beyond any doubt!

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Early post-war photo shows top soil excavated and a side of the concrete slab roof exposed as per Christoph message (circled in yellow).
It also shows unfinished second conical tower (just left to bunker exit/entry).

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Next photo taken after partial demolition shows the soil dump (from top and side excavations) in front of the bunker.

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Side excavation of bunker top concrete slab (with the exception of March 1945 repairs) were done after the war, during demolition work.
It was nearly impossible to dismantle this structure from the top - it was built to exactly prevent that - so it was tackled from the side as shown on the next photo.

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Re: Reichskanzlei Thread

Post by Mannheim » 12 Aug 2018 23:54

Excellent stuff, Greg! Solves the problem entirely for mine.

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Re: Reichskanzlei Thread

Post by Br. James » 13 Aug 2018 17:41

Thanks so much, Greg! This is just the kind of documentation I was looking for!!

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Re: Reichskanzlei Thread

Post by Mannheim » 22 Aug 2018 05:30

Today's puzzle: if we agree - and I think we do - that blue arrowed building in the photo previously posted is the greenhouse, is it possible that the ruins seen in the second photo are also part of the greenhouse? If so, from what angle was the second photo with the two boys taken?
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Re: Reichskanzlei Thread

Post by GregSingh » 22 Aug 2018 06:16

from what angle was the second photo with the two boys taken
A rare photo of another bunker, built in the middle of gardens. It's not a Führerbunker.
Scroll 4 pages back in this topic to the map I attached (made by akgimages).
It's a bunker between Brunnen and Gewächshaus.
Photo was taken from behind that bunker towards the Gewächshaus.
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Re: Reichskanzlei Thread

Post by Mannheim » 22 Aug 2018 06:54

Excellent! Nailed it again! Thanks, Greg!

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Re: Reichskanzlei Thread

Post by Mannheim » 25 Aug 2018 08:14

Does anyone remember the name of the book and author that was published to celebrate (I think) the opening of the NRK? It has a collection of excellent pencil drawings like the one below but I can't find it in this thread despite searching "Kanzlei pencil drawings", "New Reich Chancellery book" and variations thereupon. Thanks in advance!
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Re: Reichskanzlei Thread

Post by Max » 25 Aug 2018 15:03

Greetings from the Wide Brown.

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Re: Reichskanzlei Thread

Post by Mannheim » 25 Aug 2018 22:08

Thanks, Max. Some excellent photos, especially the Russian ones. I'm still after the name of the book of drawings if anyone knows.

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Re: Reichskanzlei Thread

Post by GregSingh » 26 Aug 2018 05:01

Just use the same phrases, but in German, it will come up...
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Re: Reichskanzlei Thread

Post by Max » 26 Aug 2018 10:40

Greetings from the Wide Brown.

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Re: Reichskanzlei Thread

Post by Mannheim » 26 Aug 2018 22:36

That could well be it! Thanks, Max! Thanks, Greg!

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Re: Reichskanzlei Thread

Post by GregSingh » 26 Aug 2018 23:31

Yes, it's called Einweihung des Neubaues der Reichskanzlei Berlin
Pencil drawings were done by Curt Winkler (Original Bleistiftzeichnungen von Curt Winkler).
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Traffic lights at the Ehrenhof

Post by Mannheim » 28 Aug 2018 23:50

On page 112 of Ronald Pawly's "Hitler's Chancellery" he mentions traffic lights which were 'tested' to facilitate the entry and exit to the Ehrenhof during official visits. Has anyone seen photographic evidence of these lights?

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Re: Reichskanzlei Thread

Post by GregSingh » 02 Sep 2018 07:48

There are some good photos taken during Ciano visit in September 1940 and unfortunately NO sign of any traffic lights near Ehrenhof entry.
Closest traffic lights were at Vossstrasse corner, which was not that far away...
Anyway those visits (AH presence most likely) caused such high turnout of spectators that any lights would be ignored, traffic was controlled manually.

Interestingly there were traffic lights just left to balcony BEFORE Ehrenhof entry was built.
You can see this on photos taken during AH visit there after signing Munich Agreement in October 1938.
Again crowds were large and those lights were ignored. You can see traffic lights below - they were opposite old entry.

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