24 February 2012

WW2: Loot and Ruins: Leipzig

I am like wow, so much happening in this photo. Its taken from the final months of WW2. Pretty typical around that time the allied troops pushing back the Nazi and recovering their treasures and spoils! If this is in Leipzig what are the Statues supposed to be for? We can the place has been bombed, roof gone? Looks like a storage facility judging by the number of boxes in the background. Allied troops would send whatever they could find back home by Army post. 

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  1. Hi im from Leipzig, i have found your picture over google...
    The location:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monument_to_the_Battle_of_the_Nations
    and the statues:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:In_der_Krypta_des_V%C3%B6lkerschlachtdenkmals_Leipzig_mit_Totenw%C3%A4chter_September_2005.JPG

    do you have more pictures? ;)

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  2. nice links, sadly no more images of this.

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  3. Ah if only you knew what else the Nazi's discovered in the war

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