Bauxite for the German war machine

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The Giant Chemical works, has a dark history with its Nazi past and its production of synthetic Bauxite, during ww2 the alloy was used for Aircraft production. Continue reading

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The Ghosts of Burnau kaserne

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I had the opportunity to go and explore this place in November 2014, it was one of two barracks in the Town.
that was part of the German army, during WW2 in the small town of Bernau, it had two Army barracks that mainly supplied the uniforms for the Wehrmacht and for Nazi Germany’s military elite forces. Continue reading

The Heinkel bomber works

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On the 1st of May1935, the Heinkel works (GMBH) Oranienburg was formally established, for the mass production of the Heinkel He111 bomber.

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On my radio in Funkhaus GrĂ¼nau

P1000185Grunau such a beautiful area with all its big plush houses along side of the Langer See , I had explored the ballhaus Riviera 2 years before, so it was great to be going back to such a beautiful area out side of Berlin. Continue reading

SS Guard house and shooting range

Not really much to say about this place there is not much information about it, but it maybe a listed area as it is next to Sachsenhausen concentration camp. Initially, a shooting range for the SS was developed in March 1938. A barrack was build for the SS, as well as earthworks to stop bullets when it missed the target. Continue reading

The Eagle has flown from the Lion and Eagle barracks

Finding the Lion and Eagle barracks was very easy, after walking all around the outside of the damn place. I couldn’t find an easy way into it. so it was climb over the fence then wade through mounds and mounds of tangle weed and long grass for quite a while till reaching the buildings. Continue reading

Germany’s First Airport – Flugplatz Berlin – Johannisthal

Berlin and Germany’s very first Airport, this was on my list of explores for a long time, such history in this old place, from the old Airship days of the 1900s. Continue reading