The Berlin Observer

The Berlin Observer

The Berlin Observer

The Berlin Observer

The Berlin Observer

The Berlin Observer



The Berlin Observer- "Another issue hits the streets." This saying has been echoed by countless Army journalists in Berlin, as far back as 1945. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the "Observer", and looking back, many styles and formats have changed since the first issue, Dated July 28th, 1945, was published. Volume 1, Number 1 was a one-page affair that boasted one picture. Published by the Group Control Council, the information sheet was appropriately titled "The Grooper". Army journalists back then had to scrounge anything from pencils to printing paper as they collected news in war-torn Berlin. But the deadlines were met and soon "The Grooper" grew to a four-page paper, and with the redesignation of the Group Control Council to the Office of Military Government of the United States, the paper was renamed the "OMGUS Observer" April 12, 1946. When OMGUS and the Berlin District consolidated, it became the "Berlin Observer" on November 15, 1946. Never all things to all people, theberlinobserver.com follows tradition by giving an account of American Military activities in the Divided City.

"And another issue hits the WEB!"