Scrapbook from the service of Russel M. Saunders : Scrapbook 1945
- Marlborough, Wiltshire : Adam Matthew Digital, 2019.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource
- Additional Creators:
- Adam Matthew Digital (Firm)
- Description: White cover with writing "Russ in Berlin Germany"; photographs taken en route to Berlin: "June 1 Dinant Belgium, Dusseldorf [Germany], Biefeld [Bielefeld" Germany], Achen [Aachen" Germany]"; Sgt. Russell M. Saunders sitting in a Jeep with the sign "Entering US Berlin District" behind him (note the U.S. Correspondent patch on his right shoulder and the insignia of the First Airborne Army which took over command of the American Zone of Occupation in Berlin); Sgt. Saunders shaking hands with Russian soldiers; Sgt. Saunders walking in front of damaged Brandenburg Gate; Sgt. Saunders holding his camera and kneeling near damaged bridge over Spree river with ruins of the Berlin City Palace/Berliner Stadtschloss in the background (now demolished); ruins of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church; Sgt. Saunders standing in a Jeep with two other soldiers in front of a vast painting of Stalin on Unter den Linden (under the linden trees) boulevard in the Mitte district of Berlin; American servicemen posing in front of the National Kaiser Wilhelm Monument/Kaiser Wilhelm Nationaldenkmal near the Stadtschloss (now demolished); Sgt. Saunders chatting with two German girls [one of them called "Maggie"] sitting on a Jeep; photographs of German girls on the streets of Berlin; Sgt. Saunders walking with two American servicemen in front of the "Reichtag" [not the Reichstag building rather some unidentified church]; Sgt. Saunders sitting with Maggie and another girl in a garden restaurant in Tiergarten in Central Berlin; Maggie posing front of the Victory Column/Siegessaule; Sgt. Saunders holding his camera and sitting on a Harley-Davidson Military Police motorcycle; Berlin streets in ruins; the Tiergarten flak-tower or "Zoo Bunker" one of three flak towers/Flakturme built as anti-aircraft gun blockhouse towers and used by the Luftwaffe to defend the city of Berlin against allied air raids; American soldiers sitting in a Jeep and chatting with a Russian soldier in front of the Berlin Alexanderplatz railway station in the Mitte district of Berlinâ€™s city center; German civilians picking up potatoes from a potato pile under a tree on the street; an American soldier offering a can of food to two young German soldiers; 82nd Airborne Division Honor Guard in front of the U.S. Headquarters Berlin District; two German POWs unloading an American military truck (note the PW/Prisoner of War painted on the jacket and pants); photographs of American and Russian military trucks carrying the troops in the streets of Berlin; American and Russian soldiers in the streets of Berlin; two British female soldiers posing in front of the Berliner Funkturm/Radio Tower Berlin in the Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf borough; photographs of British troops and M3 Half-trucks passing by during the British Victory parade in Berlin during the Potsdam conference in July 1945; photographs of a Ford GPA Seep/Seagoing Jeep in the devastated street of Berlin; American military camera crew sitting with Russian soldiers on the stairs with the film camera behind them; views of streets in ruins with rubble in the city center; a Jeep parked in front of the Reichstag building; a female Russian MP directing traffic in front of the Haus der Schweiz/House of Switzerland located at the corner of Unter den Linden and Friedrichstrasse in Berlin-Mitte; photographs of Sgt. Saunders playing with two dachshunds; newspaper clipping entitled "Sketches from Berlin" from The Stars and Stripes Magazine published on August 12, 1945; "censored" photograph on the cover of former prisoners bodies from the Nordhausen concentration camp where the V-1 and V-2 rockets were produced.
- Other Subject(s):
- Military Occupation
- Concentration Camps
- Air Warfare
- European Theater of Operations (ETO);occupation duty, invasion, vehicles, photography, women, tourist sites, war damage, war allies, railroads, food and mess, animals, prisoners of war, concentration camps, weaponry, industry, censorship, atrocities, death and burial, cities and towns;United States Army (USA);112th Airborne Signal Battalion, 1st Allied Airborne Army Task Force
- PLEASE NOTE: This document contains content some may find disturbing.
- Original Version:
- Reproduction of: Scrapbook from the service of Russel M. Saunders 1945.
- Location of Originals:
- The National WWII Museum
- Copyright Note:
- Material sourced from The National WWII Museum
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