Article in the Grunidad about the Berlin Olympic Stadium and the possibility of a rebuild. Obviously the woke Berliners want to get rid of all the Nazi statues (the swastikas went 75 years ago!)
City considers €150m scheme to turn Nazi-era park into hotspot particularly for new Olympic sportswww.theguardian.com
However the quote that got me was this:
The British military administration that controlled it from 1945 to 1994 merely reduced in height Hitler’s honorary stand, removed swastikas and repurposed some of the facilities as a country club with a family lido and a casino. The 120,000 sq m Maifeld grounds were used for polo tournaments and parades in honour of Queen Elizabeth’s birthday.
I lived in Brigade HQ for 5 years (85-90) and I can only remember the Sgt's and Officers messes, the sadle club and the families pool plus several sports fields and the Somerset Arms restaurant.
Did I miss out on debauched nights at the Lido, was membership to the country club reserved for VSO's and why wasn't I allowed to win a fortune at the Brigade casino?
If anyone from the Guardian is reading this, please help!