Video: Astonishing never-seen-before World War Two photographs

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These astonishing never-seen-before photos snapped a year after VE Day show the apocalyptic devastation across post-war Germany.

The chilling images illustrate how the landscape was scarred with bomb craters and ruined buildings after major cities endured six years of Allied bombings.

Picture: SWNS

Picture: SWNS

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Picture by Simon Hulme

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