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Sunken ships still remained in Kiel harbour in 1946 - Although the town was beyond the stop-line set for the western Allies after the German surrender at Lüneburg Heath, its port, its scientists, and the canal were seized by a British T-Force led by Major Tony Hibbert on 5 May 1945.<br />
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A fascinating archive of photos that offer an insight into what postwar Germany was like just after the end of WW2 has come to light.<br />
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The incredible album of 262 black and white pictures show the stark aftermath of the war - buildings reduced to rubble in the capital Berlin, a flooded town and an abandoned factory where the Germans made their deadly V-2 rockets.<br />
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They are believed to have been taken by a British soldier who was with Allied forces administrating the war ravaged country a year after the end of hostilities.<br />
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The archive is being sold by Martel Maides on Guernsey on June 9.