Lantern slide of the National Kaiser Wilhelm monument in Berlin, Germany, circa 1905. During the November Revolution of 1918, the monument was damaged in parts. During the early days of the Weimar Republic the government decided to restore the monument instead of removing it. The monument came through The Second World War relatively undamaged. In the winter of 1949/50, the GDR's ruling party, the SED decided to demolish the monument to its base. The demolition was politically motivated. The base still exists today on the southwestern edge of the castle square and is a listed building.
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Kaiser Wilhelm Monument, Berlin Germany