Potsdamer Platz

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Re: Potsdamer Platz

Post by Red star » 29 Mar 2012 18:59

Photo of the Turk,its tank in a picture.
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Re: Potsdamer Platz

Post by Mannheim » 29 Mar 2012 20:39

Sensational stuff! Thanks Red Star! Thanks Punkyto!

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Re: Potsdamer Platz

Post by Red star » 11 Apr 2012 14:46

In the same seat,it is a little later.
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Re: Potsdamer Platz

Post by Cor » 11 Apr 2012 21:15

nice one, redstar


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Re: Potsdamer Platz

Post by Red star » 11 Apr 2012 21:37

Certainly :)
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Re: Potsdamer Platz

Post by Cor » 12 Apr 2012 17:59

Wow the best so far for me. thanks.

never seen it.

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Re: Potsdamer Platz

Post by Mannheim » 12 Apr 2012 23:23

Me too. Great photo. Is that Voss Strasse running left to right in the middle distance?

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Re: Potsdamer Platz

Post by Cor » 14 Apr 2012 17:00

In this picture there are 11 underground entrances if i'm correct. Am i right or have i forgot one?
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Re: Potsdamer Platz

Post by Red star » 15 Apr 2012 07:47

Under №5 underground entrance is not present.
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Re: Potsdamer Platz

Post by Red star » 15 Apr 2012 07:59

Photo from other foreshortening.
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Re: Potsdamer Platz

Post by Cor » 15 Apr 2012 09:47

Red star wrote:Under №5 underground entrance is not present.
i thought that this was the entrance at nr 5.
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Post by Red star » 16 Apr 2012 18:52

Cor wrote:
Red star wrote:Under №5 underground entrance is not present.
i thought that this was the entrance at nr 5.
On your photo a underground entrance №1.
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Re: Potsdamer Platz

Post by Red star » 06 Nov 2012 14:06

The well-known tank in well-known district :)
http://photocollector.livejournal.com/327.html
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Re: Potsdamer Platz

Post by Geoff Walden » 06 Nov 2012 15:11

GREAT find, Red Star! Thanks! This photo shows that Turk's tank was Nr. 101. I had never seen a photo before where the third digit was visible. It also shows that, at this time at least, s.SS-Pz.Abt. 503 did not follow the "normal" turret numbering scheme. That is, presuming this was originally the company commander's tank of the 1st Kp., the equivalent tank in s.SS-Pz.Abt. 501 would have been Nr. 105 (they had no 101). Interesting stuff ...

I stood on that spot in June. It was, for me, very difficult to picture Karl-Heinz Turk's King Tiger just there, with the Potsdamer Bahnhof behind ... I think that of all the Third Reich-related sites I have visited, that area has changed the most since 1945.

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Re: Potsdamer Platz

Post by JLEES » 18 Nov 2012 16:34

This is maybe off subject, however, somewhat still on subject. Back in November 2007, I visited Berlin and they had the Christmas Market open and fully operating at the Potsdamer Platz, one month before the holiday. From what they said at the time, Berlin's Christmas Market opened there first and then a few weeks later throughout the city. We had such a good time, every night we found ourselves at the Potsdamer Platz, partying with the Germans. In fact, my wife also elected to celebrate her 50th Birthday, on November 16, 2007, there on the slide and drinking hot wine. Only later did I discover that the German Army used the massive subway terminal under the Potsdamer Platz for their headquarters in April 1945.
James

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