That’s how it looked like just after the German surrender! Fascinating moving pictures in color show the situation of the city in summer 1945 and daily life in the ruins.Pictures from the destroyed city, the Reichstag, Brandenburger Tor, Adlon, Führerbunker, Unter den Linden, rubble women working in the streets, the tram is running again.
image/text credit: BERLIN CHANNEL
Taken in July 1945, two months after the surrender, the footage depicts a Berlin still devastated from the doomed Nazi effort to hold back the Soviet advance.
Bullet holes pockmark the walls, destroyed cars litter the street, and entire blocks lie in ruin. Major landmarks like the Reichstag look utterly gutted. In the footage, people seem to be going about their day.
Restored in 1080p HD and in color, this is footage showing what daily life in Berlin was like in July of 1945 after the war. The detail is incredible.