Red flag over the Reichstag Building

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    1. This was actaully staged by the american photographer who wanted the shot. He asked the soldiers to do it- From the street, the commie insignia would be a yellow smear. Kinda similiar to the US marines raising the flag photo, which also took several attempts.

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    2. Iwo Jima wasn’t posed. They raised one flag, but then they went to get a bigger flag and raised it again. The photographer didn’t pose them at all, he just took a photo of the second flag raising.

      Anyhow, posed or not, this is one of my favorite photos.

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    3. HOLY SHIT! Thats pictures in the history text book at school. ( yes I go to school, don’t laugh at me.)

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    4. I remember reading that in some versions, they retouched the photo to take out the one soldier’s second wristwatch (which implies he looted it). But there it is in this.

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    5. Socialist greetings, comrades.

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    6. This picture is not the official one.
      As you look closely, the soldier below has a watch on both of his wrists. This kind of capitalistic behaviour was not allowed by the Soviet commissars.
      I prefer this one.

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    7. Maybe he just wanted to feel pretty for the shot, and looted a second watch off a nearby corpse?

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    8. Guys I think he’s looting the flag.

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    9. Urban renewal day in Berlin. Hitler took the day off. So did a couple of million Russian soldiers.

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