Sunday, August 3, 2014

Prussia: Berlin Stadtschloß Rebuilt

From the Telegraph...

It was the building from which Kaiser Wilhelm II declared, to an adoring crowd, the beginning of the First World War. "I no longer recognise any parties or affiliations; today we are all German brothers and only German brothers," he proclaimed on that fateful day in August, 1914.
Since then the imperial palace on whose balcony the Kaiser stood 100 years ago this weekend has all but vanished - reduced to ruins by Allied bombing raids during the Second World War, and every last remnant demolished by East Germany's new communist rulers.
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