Tag Archives: World War 2

Normandy: Breakfast on the Beach, and Courseulles-sur-Mer

Waking up in a parking lot – even a nice one – is a strange way to start a day. We had managed to sleep pretty well however, mostly because the drive had totally tuckered us out. I had arranged … Continue reading

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Relics of the Cold War: Tempelhof Airport

It was here that the Allied aircraft of the Berlin Air Bridge (Berliner Luftbrücke) landed, brining much needed supplies to the people of Berlin. Shortly after the war’s end the Soviets blockaded Berlin in an attempt to assert their own … Continue reading

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Treptower Park

Berlin’s Treptower Park can be found off in forgotten corner of the city next to an industrial estate, bordered on the one side by the Spree River, and on the other by the contentious neighbourhood of Neukölln. Today the park … Continue reading

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