You’d be hard pressed to find a piece of concrete as historically significant as the Berlin Wall. No trip to Berlin would be complete without a tour of what remains of that infamous concrete barrier constructed by the East German goverment over 150 km long around the capitalist island of West Berlin.
Whilst at the controls of a Heinkel He-280 jet fighter being towed by another aircraft, Luftwaffe pilot Helmut Schenck realised he was unable to start his engines due to cold interference. Jettisoning his canopy, he activated his ejector seat and made history as the first person to use an ejector seat to successfully exit an aircraft in an emergency.
Mired in controversy, Berlin’s International Airport remains unfinished, more than five years after its planned opening. An absurd saga complete with malpractice, staggering incompetence, bribery, whistleblowing and organisational myopia. We’ve gathered this photo gallery from a recent behind the scenes private guided tour of Berlin’s most problematic building site – the fiasco Flughafen.
In 1842, the 22-year-old Friedrich Engels travelled to tend to family business near Manchester, England. Sent by his father to protect the family investment in a cotton manufacturing firm in Salford, with the added paternal hope that exposing his son to the realities of business would rid him of his increasingly radical leanings.