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The statues are mostly in pieces

A friend, knowing I was interested both in Berlin and in photography, gave me this album of views of the city. It had been brought back by her mother, who had been posted there with the ATS (Auxiliary Territorial Service, the women's branch of the British Army) at the end of World War II.

I immediately became interested in the ephemeral figures caught going about their daily lives, and in the hand-written comments, matter-of-fact yet poignant in their precise descriptions of the destruction. 

 

Brandenburger Tor

A note made on the page facing the view of the Dom (see below)

Some of the writing, now very faded, needed much work to make it readable 

Potsdamer Platz

Alexanderplatz

Brandenburger Tor und Reichstag

Dom

Leipziger Strasse

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