Ronald Pickersgill was a National Serviceman stationed in Wunstorf Germany when the Russians blockaded the city of Berlin. Within weeks he had moved to Gatow airport where he was tracking aircraft movements from the control tower. At the time Gatow was the world’s busiest airport and Ronald had a birds eye view of the comings and goings.
In September 1939 Germany and Russia invaded Poland. Hitler ordered his armies to kill without pity or mercy, all men, women, and children of Polish descent or language. Over the course of the war almost 6 million Polish people would be killed. Adre was one of the lucky ones.
Propaganda text of National Socialist report on the back of the picture: 30 degrees below zero. After a long march, the warm breath settles down as ice crystals on the head protection, eyebrows and lashes are covered with rime. Motive from the Eastern front on the 24th of December in 1941.
Basil Chambers was sent to Berlin, Germany with the Royal Norfolk Regiment. He’s in the country when the Russians blockade the city of and shares...