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Berlin Volkspark Humboldthain (#0061)

Berlin Volkspark Humboldthain (#0061)
Volkspark [People's Park] Humboldthain is one of many public parks in Berlin, but with a particularly noteworthy attribute – a very large Flak tower. The Flak tower was one of three built around Berlin by the Nazis in the first years of WWII. The towers are very tall, originally with anti-aircraft guns and radar at the top and a very large civilian bomb shelter below that could hold up to 20,000. The concrete walls are up to 11 feet thick, thus plans to demolish the towers after the war were largely shelved. (Flak is an abbreviation of the name of the maker of the anti-aircraft guns).

Sources:
en.tracesofwar.com/article/1679/Flakturm-III-G-Tower-Humboldthain-Flak-tower.htm
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flak_tower

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Clint
Clint
I've learned a thing. I never knew the origin of the word "flak" either.
22 months ago.