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German WWII radarstation

German WWII radarstation

German radarstation in Sondel the Netherlands during WWII.
The station was called Eisbar.
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Air attack on airbase Leeuwarden

Air attack on airbase Leeuwarden

Air attack on airbase Leeuwarden by the 322nd, 556th, 557th, 558th squadrons van 387th Bombgroup on 24-2-1944.
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Zuehlsdorf

Zuehlsdorf

3km west from the Bramo-Factory.
Recorded: 6. August 1944
Sortie 2732 of the 14th Squadron, 7th Photo Group, Mount Farm, UK. Pilot was Lt John S Blyth flying Spitfire MK XI PA944.
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Bramo Basdorf August

Bramo Basdorf August

Recorded: 29.August 1944
Bramo Factory building was heavily damaged by the U.S. 8th AF heavy bomber attack of 21 June 44. Twenty direct hits gutted the large main workshop, four smaller workshops were seriously damaged.
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Aerial Bombardment of Barcelona

Aerial Bombardment of Barcelona

During the Spanish Civil War, Barcelona came under aerial bombardment for three days beginning 16th March 1938, from the Italian Aviazione Legionaria. The bombings caused more than 3000 deaths.
These attacks were at the request of General Francisco Franco as retribution against the resolutely Republican Catalan population.
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Chadwell Heath Anti Aircraft Battery

Chadwell Heath Anti Aircraft Battery

The Chadwell Heath Anti Aircraft Battery was one of the largest purpose built AA sites protecting London during the Blitz of 1940-41.
This battery held 8x 4.5inch guns, reflective of its importance as the last line of defence against enemy bombers heading to Dagenham and the London Docks.
The site was built in 1935 and the buildings are mostly of brick (with concrete render) and r...
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The Bullring at Etaples

The Bullring at Etaples

A plan from 1918 of the famous and brutal WW1 retraining ground known as the 'Bullring' at Etaples.
Etaples was the scene of much Allied activity during WW1 due to its safety from attack by enemy land forces and the existence of railway connections to both the northern and southern battlefields.
The town was home to 16 hospitals and a convalescent depot, in addition to a number of...
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Artillery fire on Valencia

Artillery fire on Valencia

Spanish Cival War.
In November 1936 the capital of the Republican Government was moved to Valencia, amidst fears of losing Madrid, and remained there until the end of the war in 1939.
The frontline never reached Valencia, although shelling and bombings by Franco's forces were frequent.
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RAF Fairlop

RAF Fairlop

RAF Fairlop was first used during the First World War as a Royal Naval Air Station Training School.
A small flying club used the site between the wars and there were plans to build a commercial airport, but these were later abandoned.
With WW2 a year old, construction of the concrete runways in the familiar "A" pattern started in September 1940 and were completed August 1941.
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Pakistan floods 2010

Pakistan floods 2010

The 2010 Pakistan floods began in July 2010 following heavy monsoon rains in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, lower Punjab and Balochistan regions of Pakistan. Present estimates indicate that over two thousand people have died and over a million homes have been destroyed since the flooding began. The United Nations estimates that more than twenty million people are injured or homeless as a result...
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More Gliders near Wolfheze

More Gliders near Wolfheze

Airspeed Horsa and Hamilcar gliders on Landing Zone 'S', Wolfheze, Gelderland, Netherlands. Photo taken on 19 September 1944, Sortie No. 106G_2996.
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Bombing on Aerodrome de Berck-sur-mer

Bombing on Aerodrome de Berck-sur-mer

Photo taken 6th July 1944 of a 8th Airforce attack on the occupied airfield at Berck-sur-mer.
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German pocket battleship Deutschland

German pocket battleship Deutschland

Deutschland (later re-named Lützow), was the lead ship of her class that served in the German Kriegsmarine before and during World War II. The ship was originally classified as a Panzerschiff ("armoured ship") by Germany. The Kriegsmarine reclassified them as a heavy cruisers in February 1940. The British initially nicknamed the three ships of this class "pocket battleships"...
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B-24 Liberator bomber raiding the Japanese airfields at Cape Gloucester

B-24 Liberator bomber raiding the Japanese airfields at Cape Gloucester

B-24 Liberator bomber raiding the Japanese airfields at Cape Gloucester, New Britain in preparation of the American invasion, Dec 1943

The Battle of Cape Gloucester was a battle in the Pacific theater of World War II, which took place between late December 1943 and April 1944, on the island of New Britain, part of the Territory of New Guinea.

The battle was a maj...
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Aerial Photo of Boulogne-Sur-Mer Harbour - September 25, 1944

Aerial Photo of Boulogne-Sur-Mer Harbour - September 25, 1944

On June 15, 1944, 297 planes (155 Avro Lancasters, 130 Handley Page Halifaxes, and 12 De Havilland Mosquitos) of the Royal Air Force bombed Boulogne harbour to suppress German naval activity following D-Day. Some of the Lancasters carried Tallboy bombs. As a result, the harbour and the surrounding area were completely destroyed. In August, 1944 the town had been declared a "fortress" ...
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Aerial Photo of the Airfield at Cape Gloucester - June 16, 1944

Aerial Photo of the Airfield at Cape Gloucester - June 16, 1944

An aerial recon' photograph in vertical format taken over the area at cape Gloucester that was first developed by the japanese then after capture by the Americans.

The air base was not used for any length of time.

The nearby volcane has since obliterated a lot of the original features.

The Battle of Cape Gloucester was a battle in the Pacific theater...
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Aerial photo of Attu Naval Air Station, 1944

Aerial photo of Attu Naval Air Station, 1944

Attu Airfield is an airfield located on Attu Island, Alaska. It is located at Alexai Point and Casco Cove on Attu. Mountains are located to three sides of the airfield.

The airfield was built by United States Army Engineers during World War II. The first USAAF aircraft to land at the airfield was a C-47 Skytrain, landing fighters crews at Alexai Point. It was used as a staging a...
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Aerial photo of a U.S. Army Air Forces attack on Kiska island, Alaska

Aerial photo of a U.S. Army Air Forces attack on Kiska island, Alaska

Aerial photo of a U.S. Army Air Forces attack on Kiska island, Alaska (USA), circa 1943.
Original caption: "A train of bombs drops from United States Army Air forces plane on territory in the Aleutians held by the Japanese. Our fighting forces harass the enemy at this important outpost daily."
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Naples Harbor in 1941

Naples Harbor in 1941

On this picture is a battleship of the Littorio-class and one of the Conte di Cavour class. Also three large destroyer and two auxillary naval ships with red-white stripes in front of the battleships.
Two large passenger steamer are on the northern side.
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Brindisi in June 1941

Brindisi in June 1941

There is a battleship of the Littorio-class in the harbor of Brindisi.
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Tripoli in Autumn 1941

Tripoli in Autumn 1941

Fighting began in North Africa on September 13, 1940, when Marshal Rodolfo Graziani's Italian 10th Army launched an attack from its bases in Libya on outnumbered British forces in western Egypt. A successful British counterattack initiated on December 9, 1940, led by General Sir Archibald Wavell, resulted in Italian defeat at Tobruk (Tubruq) in eastern Libya on January 22, 1941. On February 12,...
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Syracuse, Sicily in October 1941

Syracuse, Sicily in October 1941

Some italian seaplanes can be seen on this picture, from which one is making a 360° turnaround.
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Cavite Navy Yard, Philippines, 27 October 1941

Cavite Navy Yard, Philippines, 27 October 1941

Vertical aerial photograph, taken 27 October 1941.
The larger ship docked at the Navy Yard (in the right side of the image) is USS Canopus (AS-9), with two destroyers flanking the nearby pier. Six motor torpedo boats (PT) are tied up to the pier in upper right center.
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German Light Cruiser Koeln moored in a Norwegian Fjord - Part 3

German Light Cruiser Koeln moored in a Norwegian Fjord - Part 3

RAF reconnaissance photo showing Köln moored in the Fætten Fjord northeast of Trondheim, Norway, 19 Jul 1942.

Köln was a German light cruiser prior to and during World War II, one of three K-Class cruisers named after cities starting with the letter K. This ship was named after the city of Köln (Cologne). The others in her class were the Königsberg and the Karlsruhe. The K-class ...
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The German Wehrmacht Prison Fort Zinna in Torgau

The German Wehrmacht Prison Fort Zinna in Torgau

Detail from an American aerial photograph taken on 18 April 1945. The photo shows the star-shaped outline of the Wehrmacht prison Torgau-Fort Zinna (upper right), Seydlitz Barracks and Zieten Barracks (upper left), which was the seat of the Reich Military Court from August 1943 to April 1945.

The outwork of Fort Zinna, built in 1810-1813 under the rule of Napoleon, was used as a ...
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