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WilhelmSchulz.
08-09-2007, 09:30 PM
I was wacthing a docmuntery on the Berlin Wall, and I started wondering. Do the Germans celabrate the day of the fallinr of the wall?

Celeon999
08-10-2007, 04:18 AM
We celebrate the "Day of German Unity" on the 3. October.

The wall fell on the 9.November which is also the rememberance day of the "Reichskristallnacht" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kristallnacht) thats why it was considered as unsuitable to make that day a official holiday.

So the decision was made to celebrate the wall event along with the german unity day on the 3.October .

Video from 12.11.1989 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1URzkk-oa28) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif

The_Silent_O
08-10-2007, 04:08 PM
And the "O" missed that big party by about a year and a half http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/disagree.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

Although a bunch of my Lieutenants jumped in their cars and made it there for the PINK FLOYD concert that occurred afterwards.

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=pink+floyd+berlin

That would have been a concert to make! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Celeon999
08-11-2007, 02:25 AM
Originally posted by The_Silent_O:
And the "O" missed that big party by about a year and a half http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/disagree.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

Although a bunch of my Lieutenants jumped in their cars and made it there for the PINK FLOYD concert that occurred afterwards.

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=pink+floyd+berlin

That would have been a concert to make! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Ah yes "the wall".

Although i was still a small Kaleun, i remember the big merchandise wave that came along with that concert.

I had a "The wall" skateboard http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Celeon999
08-11-2007, 02:10 PM
Here is what's left of the wall today.

Many tourists make http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif and have problems finding it at all.

No wonder !

There is nothing left except this line made of bricks that shows where it once was.

Whats left of the wall (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRsASKAkxIY)

The_Silent_O
08-11-2007, 04:25 PM
Originally posted by Celeon999:
Here is what's left of the wall today.

Many tourists make http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif and have problems finding it at all.

No wonder !

There is nothing left except this line made of bricks that shows where it once was.

Whats left of the wall (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRsASKAkxIY)

What's really funny about this is that you go to any military museum in the USA and you will see a segment of the Wall. Especially units that we stationed in West Germany at the time. You also find many that are on General's desks now fixed on plaques.

The 'O' misses the days when he was a also a young Kaleun and stayed in the Templehof VIP Suite, climbed the viewing towers on the west side to peer into the East and I just loved that 12 to 1 illegal monetary exchange ratio when I went over to the East side for a day trip. Ahhhh,...the good ole days! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

But afterwards was good also...my good friends in Dresden introduced me to the Erzgebirge region in Lower Saxony and I did a lot of Nussknacker shopping.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e5/Nussknacker.jpg

VikingGrandad
08-11-2007, 04:35 PM
Originally posted by Celeon999:
Here is what's left of the wall today.

Many tourists make http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif and have problems finding it at all.

No wonder !

There is nothing left except this line made of bricks that shows where it once was.

Whats left of the wall (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRsASKAkxIY)

What about that fairly long section of wall near the river, with all the artwork painted on it? Is that genuine?

Celeon999
08-12-2007, 02:16 AM
Originally posted by VikingGrandad:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Celeon999:
Here is what's left of the wall today.

Many tourists make http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif and have problems finding it at all.

No wonder !

There is nothing left except this line made of bricks that shows where it once was.

Whats left of the wall (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRsASKAkxIY)

What about that fairly long section of wall near the river, with all the artwork painted on it? Is that genuine? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Yes, it is the East Side Gallery (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Side_Gallery) http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Celeon often passes it.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/60/Painting_2_east_side_gallery.JPG
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2d/East_Side_Gallery.JPG



What's really funny about this is that you go to any military museum in the USA and you will see a segment of the Wall. Especially units that we stationed in West Germany at the time. You also find many that are on General's desks now fixed on plaques.

The 'O' misses the days when he was a also a young Kaleun and stayed in the Templehof VIP Suite, climbed the viewing towers on the west side to peer into the East and I just loved that 12 to 1 illegal monetary exchange ratio when I went over to the East side for a day trip. Ahhhh,...the good ole days! Thumbs Up

But afterwards was good also...my good friends in Dresden introduced me to the Erzgebirge region in Lower Saxony and I did a lot of Nussknacker shopping.



Celeon has a Nussknacker too http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I will get my digicam back by tomorrow and post a pic then. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

By the way : List of Berlin Wall portions (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Berlin_Wall_portions)

Goose_Green
08-12-2007, 09:46 AM
I saw this on the BBC News website today; East German 'licence to kill' found (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/6943093.stm)

Celeon999
08-12-2007, 10:38 AM
Originally posted by Goose_Green:
I saw this on the BBC News website today; East German 'licence to kill' found (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/6943093.stm)



Yes this is going through the news since a few days here. But now it seems that this is nothing really new.

Today it was revealed that a almost identical document was already found in 1994 but did not get much attention by the media back then.


So far it has been confirmed that 125 people were shot while trying to flee between 1961 to 1989.

Another 81 cases still have to be investigated.


Here is the story of Peter Fechter (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Fechter)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f4/Berlin_Wall_victims_monument.jpg/800px-Berlin_Wall_victims_monument.jpg

WilhelmSchulz.
08-12-2007, 01:04 PM
Originally posted by Celeon999:
By the way : List of Berlin Wall portions (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Berlin_Wall_portions)
There is a peace at the Intreped's dock. When I went there years ago when I was 8 I remember seing it and asking my dad what it was. And I never realy knew the importance of the berlin wall untill I made it to Junior High.

Celeon999
08-13-2007, 09:08 AM
Originally posted by The_Silent_O:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Celeon999:
Here is what's left of the wall today.

Many tourists make http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif and have problems finding it at all.

No wonder !

There is nothing left except this line made of bricks that shows where it once was.

Whats left of the wall (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRsASKAkxIY)

What's really funny about this is that you go to any military museum in the USA and you will see a segment of the Wall. Especially units that we stationed in West Germany at the time. You also find many that are on General's desks now fixed on plaques.

The 'O' misses the days when he was a also a young Kaleun and stayed in the Templehof VIP Suite, climbed the viewing towers on the west side to peer into the East and I just loved that 12 to 1 illegal monetary exchange ratio when I went over to the East side for a day trip. Ahhhh,...the good ole days! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

But afterwards was good also...my good friends in Dresden introduced me to the Erzgebirge region in Lower Saxony and I did a lot of Nussknacker shopping.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e5/Nussknacker.jpg </div></BLOCKQUOTE>



Celeon's Nussknack attack ! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif


http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/5369/pic0001ju6.jpg