Olympic Stadium, Berlin (WWII overlay) discussion
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Olympic Stadium, Berlin (WWII overlay)
A reconnaissance picture of the Olympia-Stadion (Olympic stadium) made during WWII.
The German Stadium was built between 1912 and 1913 within the boundaries of the horse racing track at Charlottenburg near the Grunewald Forest. At the time, its capacity of 40,000 made it the largest sports stadium in the world, intended to be the main stadium for the 1916 Summer Olympics, which had been awarded to Berlin, but which were cancelled due to the First World War. After the war, the stadium became the home of the College of Physical Exercise.