Berlin, Richard E., 1894- / Diary of a flight to occupied Germany, July 20 to August 27, 1945.
Take-off for Munich, pp. 84-85 PDF (449.4 KB)
tioned in Berlin. The handsome Press Club is located in a "liber- ated" house; the former home of "Strength Through Joy" Dr. Ley. Still later, we attended a concert in the auditorium of the Har- nack House a conglomeration of state opera and vaudeville conducted in German but given for American officers. The talent was good. At the end of the program, the combined chorus sang with gusto what the Master of Ceremonies called a new composi. tion-"Berlin Will Rise Again." The theme was that again will rise the Potsdamer Platz, the Alexander Platz, the Leipziger Strasse, etc. Many of the American officers left in disgust. Paren- thetically speaking, Berlin may rise again but it's going to be a late rising, for they arv a beaten nation and fully realize it. Take-off for Munich Suilda y, August 12 Departed early for Templehof Airfield. Took off for Frank- furt-an-Main, where we arrived at 9:45 a.m. Capt. Mullikin, a former associate, met and motored us from Frankfurt to Bad Nauheim. Lunch at the hotel of Dr. Groudel (famous heart specialist) . The shops were all closed-no merchandise. Bad Nauheim is a gorgeous spot. This famous watering resort was used as a hospital center for the German air force during the war. Just one bomb hit here-it struck the Kurs House which housed Radio Frankfurt, and destroyed the radio station. This place is going to be used as the headquarters for the American Army to write the history of the war. You can imagine no lovelier spot to be billeted for such a job. After lunch we returned to Frankfurt and took off at 4 p.m. Arriving at Munich 6 p.m., we were met at the airfield by an officer who motored us to Bad Weisse-a village in the Bavarian 84
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