It was supposed to be Russia, and Berwick isn't still at war with Russia.
See Culture 24 article: http://www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/time/georgian-and-victorian/art38768
Of course, I remember when I worked at English Heritage, & was involved in the management of Berwick Barracks, Ramparts & Magazine, we did a lot of conservation work so that the defences were in good condition, and still had a few swords in the Barracks - just in case...
Janet E Davis
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Subject: Re: [BRITARCH] A Friday toponymic topic
Germany? I thought it was Russia?
On 28/08/2013 21:13, Maggie & Keith Davison wrote:
>> Here in Northumberland it's pronounced "Berrick" in the south of the
>> county, becoming "Ber'rick" as you get further north.
>> We have a Berwick in East Sussex which the railways insist on labeling
>> Berwick (Sussex) on timetables, as they do with Hampden Park just outside
> Ah, but is your Berwick still at war with Germany? ;O)
> Maggie& Keith Davison