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Living with Ghosts
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Let the Madness Continue: Latest Photo Acquisitions of Bombed Out German Cities During WWII



Hamburg, June 18, 1944 after British air attack. Real Photo Postcard (RPPC), Stuart Archive.
Hamburg, June 18, 1944 after British air attack. Real Photo Postcard (RPPC), Stuart Archive.

GI photo of a bombed out city in Germany, c. 1945. Stuart Archive.
GI photo of a bombed out city in Germany, c. 1945. Stuart Archive.

Knocked out Panzers at a battle in a city, c. 1940s. Stuart Archive.
Knocked out Panzers at a battle in a city, c. 1940s. Stuart Archive.

Germans moving through after a battle in a city, c. 1940s. Stuart Archive.
Germans moving through after a battle in a city, c. 1940s. Stuart Archive.

Hamburg, Winter 1943/44. RPPC. Stuart Archive.
Hamburg, Winter 1943/44. RPPC. Stuart Archive.

GI photo.The back of this photo indicates that this is “the remains of SS Headquarter in  Germany,” but the headquarters were in Berlin and to me this looks to be  more of a rural setting (e.g.stacked logs). Stuart Archive.
GI photo.The back of this photo indicates that this is “the remains of SS Headquarter in Germany,” but the headquarters were in Berlin and to me this looks to be more of a rural setting (e.g.stacked logs). Stuart Archive.

GI photo. Aachen, c. 1940s, Stuart Archive.
GI photo. Aachen, c. 1940s, Stuart Archive.


Bombed out German city, taken by GI in 1945. Stuart Archive.
Bombed out German city, taken by GI in 1945. Stuart Archive.

The next four photos are official US Army Photos taken in Germany. The text below each photo provides details. Stuart Archive.
The next four photos are official US Army Photos taken in Germany. The text below each photo provides details. Stuart Archive.

Stuart Archive.
Stuart Archive.

Stuart Archive.
Stuart Archive.

Stuart Archive.
Stuart Archive.