Saturday, February 25, 2006

The Beer Cellar in Munich

Photo shows: Major J.J.O'Brien and Lt.Walmsley posing outside the Burger Brau Keller

In August 1945 my unit, the 4th Queen's Own Hussars, was sent to Ulm in Germany to run a staging unit for troops going home by the overland route.

We travelled due North in convoy from Austria and on the way passed the infamous Burger Brau Keller or Beer Garden where Hitler made some of his fiery pre-war speeches.

The convoy stopped for a minute to let Major Paddy O'Brien and Lt.Walmsley pose for pictures which included the one that I took.

The sign says "American Red Cross Canteen"

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