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Smuts Barracks

The Barracks were named in honor of General Smuts *.



The compound was located on Wilhelmstraße in the Spandau district.
image showing the location of Smuts Barracks on Berlin map


Map of Smuts Barracks.

Pre Occupation Forces History

The barracks were occupied by a german SS-Panzer unit.

Occupation Forces History

The barracks housed the armored squadron of the British Berlin Infantry Brigade.
It featured a sports ground.

The barracks were next to the Spandau Prison. This gave the russians the opportunity to take a close look at the British Armor Squadron when they took turns at the prison's guard towers.

Post Occupation Forces History