Ruhleben Fighting City (urban warfare sumulation)

Ruhleben Fighting City (urban warfare sumulation)


Ruhleben, Germany (DE)
British forces in Berlin had their own "combat in cities" course which was sometimes used for simulated combat by US Berlin Brigade -- especially during big ARTEPS or FTX.

The British "ghost city" was located in Ruhleben, a sub-district of Charlottenburg. To find this range, drive down Havelchausee from the rear of Keerans Range to the end of the street -- about 7 or 8 miles. The British "Fighting City" still exists, located between the main British live-fire range, a German cemetery, and the main West Berlin Police barracks.

Through the 1970s, Ruhleben Fighting City was very small, consisting of a dozen one and two story buildings located within a one square mile wooded area. It was open to the public who had a close-up view of British troops shooting it out with blank ammunition.

Ruhleben Fighting City was renovated and enlarged during the 1980s. It became something of a "twin" to the US Doughboy City. Trees were removed and the whole area made inaccessible to civilians. The new range included a large number of gray concrete houses of various styles. There was a church, several bridges, a super market, a park house, and other specialty buildings. The revised Ruhleben Fighting City sat near the original one with an old yellow Berlin U-Bahn wagen sitting between on a rail way track.
British forces in Berlin had their own "combat in cities" course which was sometimes used for simulated combat by US Berlin Brigade -- especially during big ARTEPS or FTX.

The British "ghost city" was located in Ruhleben, a sub-district of Charlottenburg. To find this range, drive down Havelchausee from the rear of Keerans Range to the end of the street -- about 7 or 8 miles. The British "Fighting City" still exists, located between the main British live-fire range, a German cemetery, and the main West Berlin Police barracks.

Through the 1970s, Ruhleben Fighting City was very small, consisting of a dozen one and two story buildings located within a one square mile wooded area. It was open to the public who had a close-up view of British troops shooting it out with blank ammunition.

Ruhleben Fighting City was renovated and enlarged during the 1980s. It became something of a "twin" to the US Doughboy City. Trees were removed and the whole area made inaccessible to civilians. The new range included a large number of gray concrete houses of various styles. There was a church, several bridges, a super market, a park house, and other specialty buildings. The revised Ruhleben Fighting City sat near the original one with an old yellow Berlin U-Bahn wagen sitting between on a rail way track.
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Links: www.berlin-brigade.de
By: kjfitz

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@ 2006-11-25 14:29:33
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@ 2006-11-25 16:37:43
Very scary link, kjfitz... You can see a very young boy with military gun in hands.
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@ 2010-08-10 10:44:28
More pictures on
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