Berlin 12

Source: Der Spiegel Online magazine, Photo Gallery: A Devastated Berlin, Devastation of War: “Archival Discovery Reveals a Ruined Berlin”, by Solveig Grothe,,1518,693452,00.html, visited September 26th, 2010,

Berlin children used the shell of this food drop "bomb" to make an improvised kayak. In spite of terrible conditions, the photographs are ample evidence that life in Berlin went on.

[Recently (Sept., 2010) it was estimated that over 100,000 unexploded “Allied” bombs remain in Germany. It would require little impulse to have some child wander to such an armed device, seeking one of these empty "food drop bombs".]