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SHARKHUNTERS International
BERLIN!  Ancient & Current Capitol of Germany


Not all of us flew into Berlin.  Some, like HARRY COOPER (1-LIFE-1983) and BILL NAPIER (2290-C/LIFE-1992), took the ICE train from München.  These are sleek, modern high speed trains and inside, almost like an airliner.  It IS the way to travel here.

 

Upper left - HARRY and BILL had great seats!  They had the front seats and could look past the engineer and watch Germany go by at 250 kilometers per hour - more than 150 miles per hour!  That is BILL's reflection in the glass.  During the six-hour ride to Berlin, they went to the dining car for - what else, but ice cream!  Upper right is the ice cream.  We don't know what is the fascination with the female breast over here such as this photo and some from the Southern "Patrol".  We don't object, but we are curious.......

After the "Patrol", BILL NAPIER (2290-C/LIFE-1992) wrote:
"I had a fantastic time!  My most favorite memories was East Prussia, Wolf's Lair, Westerplatte and Warsaw.  This was extremely interesting and well planned."

 
Our Sharkhunters group is coming together in Berlin.  Here is MARY MYERS (7025-2005) and LOREN CHARLES (3818-2003).     Above is Bernie Burdt and his father
ERWIN BURDT (1328-1989)
, U-Boat veteran.
     
 
Upper left is our breakfast room at our Berlin hotel.     Upper right - Susan is in charge of the room and she is
busy working as STEVE RIHA (2937-1993) enjoys his
breakfast.  Big STEVE has been on, we think, eight
"Patrols" so far.

From our base hotel in Berlin, we enjoyed visits to many places.  There will be a huge multitude of photographs, so we have dedicated a separate page to each place we visited.

Sunday 28 September, we visit Fortress Spandau.  Click on the photo below to join us there.
             BEGIN YOUR TOUR HERE!
CLICK THE PHOTO TO JOIN US AT SPANDAU
  BEGIN YOUR TOUR HERE!

Or if you wish to take shortcuts to the following places, click on the photographs.  Each photograph will take you directly to that particular area.

  Still on Sunday, we visit the place of the so-called 'Wannsee Conference'.
CLICK THE PHOTO AND COME WITH US TO VISIT THIS BEAUTIFUL PLACE
     
  Late on Sunday we visit Karlshorst
CLICK THE DIORAMA AND JOIN US AT KARLSHORST
     
  Up bright and early on Monday 29 September, we visit Wunsdorf-Zossen.
CLICK THE PHOTO AND JOIN US IN THE HQ OF THE OKW
     
  We also visit the Kaiser's School, built 100 years ago which was later the home of Panzer Regiment Five.  Click on the photo below and let's visit.  No, that is not Obewan Kanobe from "Star Wars" it is....................well, click on the photo.
CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE KAISER'S SCHOOL
 
     
  CLICK ON THIS POLISH CAFE - NEXT STOP IS KÜSTRIN EAST OF THE ODER
     
  CLICK ON THIS BEAUTIFUL GARDEN TO JUMP TO POZNAN
     
  CLICK ON THE PHOTO AND COME INTO THE BUNKERS
OF THE "OSTWALL" WITH US DEEP UNDERGROUND
 

LOREN CHARLES (3818-2003) is sending about 1,100 photos from this "Patrol" which we will put on the site soon, and he wrote:
"It took a little longer than expected, but you will soon have over 1,100 images on CD coming  your way from yours truly.  Just going through all the photos made me realize just how much we saw and experienced on this tour.  I loved it!!!"

  CLICK ON THE PHOTO OF THE HOME OF COPERNICUS TO TRAVEL TO TORUN.
     
  CLICK ON THIS PHOTO FOR THE SHORTCUT TO DANZIG.
 
     
  CLICK ON THIS PHOTO FOR THE SHORTCUT TO HELA.
     
  CLICK ON THIS PHOTO FOR THE SHORTCUT TO MASSIVE GUN EMPLACEMENT
 
     
  CLICK ON THIS PHOTO FOR THE SHORTCUT TO WESTERPLATE


This was one of the most fantastic "Patrols" ever arranged by Sharkhunters - absolutely tremendous!

  CLICK ON THIS PHOTO TO SHORTCUT TO THE LARGEST BRICK CASTLE
     
  CLICK ON THIS POSTER AND SHORTCUT TO THE HISTORIC WOLFSSCHANZE!

This was Hitler's hardened command bunker in eastern Germany, and it was here that
Claus Graf von Staufenberg tried to assassinate Hitler with a bomb in July 1944,
     
  CLICK ON THIS PHOTO TO SHORTCUT TO "THAT" AIRFIELD

Claus Graf von Staufenberg fled to this airfield to reach Berlin with the news that Hitler
was dead and that he and his co-conspirators were in control or Germany.  He was
somewhat premature with this announcement.  We are here!

Previously, Dr. Fritz Todt flew to this airfield then went to the Wolfsschanze and in a
screaming frenzy, told Hitler that his errors had lost the war in Russia.  Probably not
the smartest thing that Todt ever did, but it was one of the last - as he was leaving this
airfield the next day, his JU-52 got only about 300 meters in the air and blew up.
What a nasty and unforseen coincidence?
     
  CLICK ON THIS PHOTO TO SHORTCUT TO THE FORTRESS BOYEN
     
  CLICK HERE TO SHORTCUT TO A MASSIVE WATERWAY LOCK

Smaller Type II U-Boats were to be built nearby, then driven through
these locks eventually to their flotillas.
     
  CLICK HERE TO SHORTCUT TO THE HQ OF THE OKH - MANY UNDAMAGED BUNKERS!
 
     
  "das BOOT"........BUT NOT THAT ONE.  CLICK TO SHORTCUT

Sharkhunters enjoyed a fantastic cruise on these huge lakes.
 
     
  CLICK HERE FOR THE SHORTCUT TO MODLIN FORTRESS
 
     
  CLICK ON THE EXECUTIONER FOR THE SHORTCUT TO WARSAW

This guy scared the hell out of little kids...........

    CLICK HERE to return to the beginning of this "PATROL"

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