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From Beevor’s book, on In the morning hours of May 2 the S-bahn tunnel under the Landwehr-canal was blown up, approximately people died. Blue lines represent flooded parts of U-Bahn lines, grey ones the dry parts. Here is a map of the flooding: Too much beevorish conclusions This story was invented by communist propaganda soon after the war.

Flooding of U-Bahn & S-Bahn Tunnels in Berlin – Axis History Forum

At one point water rushed through the tunnel and rose to over three feet. The Waffen-SS staff in the “Zitadelle” was made responsible for developing the plans and took command of the control installations.

If deliberate, who ordered it, what unit or units was responsible for executing the order, and at which points in the system were charges set off? People panicked in the tunnel and ran. The officer later heard that someone somewhere gave engineers an order to blow up a lock on one of the canals to flood the tunnels in order to deny nftzspinne Soviets access. If possible, please include sources.


Enemy shells hit the roof of the tunnels and beflin was crumbling away from the ceiling. Was it deliberate or an accident of war? It was deliberate, but who ordered and who executed it is unknown rumors blame the SS.

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There was friction between the Waffen-SS and the railway engineers. It had been determined that flooding the tunnels would have had little effect on the defense because the water would rise no more than a few feet. Do you have sources in addition to Meyer? Mohnke indicated that consideration had been brlin to flooding the tunnels, but that no order was given to do so. How many people died as a result of the flooding? Hosted by Christoph Awender. Many fell and were drowned or trampled to death.

To what extent were the tunnels flooded?

One engineer, who tried to stop preparations for planting explosive charges, was shot. Krukenberg notes in his diary, “As a first priority I sent a group of Nordland sappers through the U-Bhan towards Potzdamerplatz” Krukenberg gave no further details or times but it is speculated that this was the order which led to the demolition of the S-Bhan tunnel, under the Landwehr canal, near Trebbinerstrasse, which most likely occured in the early hours of Does anyone have more on this subject Thanks Martin.


I would like to know more about the plan to flood the U-Bahn and S-Bahn tunnels. And this one as the battle was last, on 2nd May?? The website is very interesting for what it reflects about the WW II period and the general history of the U-Bahn system.

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The water was not very deep and had no effect on the fighting. Because some lines ran under the Spree and the Landwehr canal, consideration was given to deliberate flooding of the tunnels as a defensive nature. The Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe already published already in the 80s, that it was most likely a bomb detonation that caused the flooding If it was neccessary for the defenders to blow up the tunnels which were intensivly used as supply ways by the defenders why they blew up one?