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Pingley POW Camp

Pingley POW Camp

Pingley POW (prisoner of war) camp is one of the few prisoner of war camps in the United Kingdom that remains in good condition. Unlike the relatively nearby Eden Camp which is preserved as a WW2 museum, Pingley Camp lays in a semi derelict state in the grounds of Pingley Farm. It is situated on the outskirts of Brigg, Lincolnshire.

The camp was used to house mainly Italian priso...
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RAF Twinwood Farm

RAF Twinwood Farm

RAF Twinwood Farm is a former World War II airfield in England, located 4 miles N of Bedford. Twinwood Farm was where USAAF Major Glenn Miller aircraft took off on 15 December 1944 for Paris. His plane disappeared over the English Channel and was never found.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Twinwood_Farm
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Euthanasia Program Action T4

Euthanasia Program Action T4

Action T4 (German: Aktion T4) was a program, also called Euthanasia Program, in Nazi Germany spanning October 1939 until August 1941, during which physicians killed 70,273 people specified in Hitler's secret memo of September 1, 1939 as suffering patients "judged incurably sick, by critical medical examination", but described in a denunciation of the program by Cardinal Galen as long-...
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The Schwerbelastungskoerper

The Schwerbelastungskoerper

The Schwerbelastungskörper (German: "heavy loading body") is a large cylinder made of concrete in Berlin, Germany. It was built in 1941 to study the feasibility of constructing large buildings on the sandy ground in the area, in preparation for the planned construction nearby of a massive Triumphal Arch. It is 18 m high and has a mass of 12,650 metric tons. Because of nearby apartment...
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Fuhrer Hauptquartier Wolfsschlucht 2

Fuhrer Hauptquartier Wolfsschlucht 2

During the capture of the different countries Hitler wants to have on a short but safe distance from the frontline a Fuhrerhauptquartier (FHQ). From this FHQ he can lead the war. Wolfsschlucht 2 in the forest of the small French village Margival (Picardie) is one of the FHQ's. The 2 behind Wolfsschlucht is simply to clarify because there was already a Wolfsschlucht 1. Wolfsschlucht 1 was locate...
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Schnellboot Bunker  B

Schnellboot Bunker B

This gigantic bunker was used by the Germans during World War 2 for the construction and maintenance of the Schnellboot.<br>
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The bunker today: It is currently used for mineral storage and is not accesible.<br>
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More Info - http://www.prinzeugen.com/SBOATIND.htm
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Torpedo Storage Bunker Bpt.77

Torpedo Storage Bunker Bpt.77

This German bunker of the type Sk, was used to store torpedo's. The outer walls are 2.50 meters thick and the roof is 3 meters.<br>
Address:Kromhoutstraat, IJmuiden
http://www.ww2museums.com/article/5976
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Ordensburg Sonthofen

Ordensburg Sonthofen

The Generaloberst-Beck-Kaserne are barracks of the armed forces of Germany, the Bundeswehr, in Sonthofen in Oberallgäu.

The estate was built in 1934 as NS-Ordensburg Sonthofen by the German Labour Front (Deutsche Arbeitsfront) for the NSDAP.

Three NS-Ordensburgen existed:

Ordensburg Krössinsee, in Pomerania
Ordensburg Sonthofen, Allgäu
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Tank Barrier IJmuiden

Tank Barrier IJmuiden

German dragon teeth's (Höckerlinie) at IJmuiden.
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Anti-aircraft Battery Olmen

Anti-aircraft Battery Olmen

This German anti-aircraft battery consisted of seven 10,5cm guns (of whom 4 modern SK/C 32 pieces) and is located near the German coastal battery Heerenduin.
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Ordensburg Kroessinsee

Ordensburg Kroessinsee

Ordensburg Krössinsee (also Crössinsee) was placed near the city of Falkenburg in Pomerania, today Złocieniec Poland. It was the first of three NS-Ordensburgen, the educational centers for or cadres of the NSDAP.

The laying of the foundation stone of Ordensburg Krössinsee was on 22 April 1934. It was planned by the Cologne architect Clemens Klotz. The vast construction of ru...
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Anti-aircraft Battery Sud Ost

Anti-aircraft Battery Sud Ost

This German anti-aircraft battery consisted of four 10,5 cm guns of the type SK/C 32.

http://www.ww2museums.com/article/5980
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Checkpoint of the Atlantikwall

Checkpoint of the Atlantikwall

This German checkpoint of the type Walzkörpersperre was the only acces to the hermetic closed Festung IJmuiden and is one of the last remaining checkpoints of the Atlantikwall.<br>
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Info and fotos - http://www.ww2museums.com/article/5977
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Villa Emma - hiding place for about 100 Jewish children

Villa Emma - hiding place for about 100 Jewish children

Between 1942 and 1943 Villa Emma was a hiding place for about 100 Jewish children from different European countries. They were supported by the citizens, doctor and priest of Nonantola.

When the Germans occupied Italy the children found shelter on a different location, again with help of the people of Nonantola. Finally they succeeded in their escape to Switzerland.


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Bunker Museum IJmuiden

Bunker Museum IJmuiden

In the area of the monumental battery Heerenduin the WN2000 Foundation has taken management of some of the bunkers. Two of these bunkers have been made into as exposition rooms.<br>
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During the war these bunkers served as living quarters (12 men and 2 officers) and they have four rooms each. At the front are the dayrooms (Tagesraum). This part of the bunker is made...
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Air War and Resistance Museum CRASH 40-45

Air War and Resistance Museum CRASH 40-45

CRASH has been active in research in the so called Randstad Region (the area in western Netherlands comprising the three large cities Rotterdam, Den Haag and Amsterdam and their environment) since 1987 where it has its main operating area. In this region approximately 750 aircraft were downed during the Second World War. In these twenty years of its activities the foundation focuses mainly on ‘...
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Widerstandsnest 63 - Mammut Fortification

Widerstandsnest 63 - Mammut Fortification

At Southwest of the of the village Wijk aan Zee is a German radar site located. <br>
A radar antennae of the type "Mammut" was mounted on the roof of a bunker type V143. 2 individual bunkers at south and north of the radar bunker are serving as housing of personal. <br>
The bunker at the north side is of the type: Marine M151 and the one at the south side of ...
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German Radar-base - Gorilla

German Radar-base - Gorilla

In the Second World War, the Germans build a radar-base, named Gorilla, near Schoonrewoerd. The base had two radars of the type Würzburg-Riese.<br>
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Nowadays the socle of one of these radars is still present. Near the road, opposite of the socle are also some small brick buildings and a commando-bunker.<br>
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Address:Overheicop, Schoonr...
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Group Shelter Diefdijk-3

Group Shelter Diefdijk-3

The Dutch group shelters, part of the New Dutch Water Line, were designed as a shelter by shelling and bombing, the trenches between the shelters gave not enough coverage. The principle was based on the fights in the First World War. <br>
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The group shelters were build in 1940. A number of these were not completed yet with the outbreak of the Second World War. The ...
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Group Shelter Diefdijk

Group Shelter Diefdijk

The Dutch group shelters, part of the New Dutch Water Line, were designed as a shelter by shelling and bombing, the trenches between the shelters gave not enough coverage. The principle was based on the fights in the First World War. <br>
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The group shelters were build in 1940. A number of these were not completed yet with the outbreak of the Second World War. The ...
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Group Shelter Diefdijk

Group Shelter Diefdijk

The Dutch group shelters, part of the New Dutch Water Line, were designed as a shelter by shelling and bombing, the trenches between the shelters gave not enough coverage. The principle was based on the fights in the First World War. <br>
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Group Shelter Acquoysemeer

Group Shelter Acquoysemeer

The Dutch group shelters, part of the New Dutch Water Line, were designed as a shelter by shelling and bombing, the trenches between the shelters gave not enough coverage. The principle was based on the fights in the First World War.

The group shelters were build in 1940. A number of these were not completed yet with the outbreak of the Second World War. The build of these were ...
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German WW2 cemetery Rossoshka

German WW2 cemetery Rossoshka

West of Wolgograd, former Stalingrad, is the German cemetery Rossoshka with around 50,000 fallen German soldiers from the Battle of Stalingrad or from POW camps.

The cemetery contains of the old trapez-shaped gravesite with 600 soldiers made by the German Wehrmacht during the battle of Stalingrad. To the right is the giant mass grave with names of 24,427 on the ring around it. Th...
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German WW2 cemeteries in France

German WW2 cemeteries in France

File contains all major German cemeteries from World War 2 with link to each placemark from Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge e.V.
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Commonwealth WW2 Cemeteries in the Netherlands

Commonwealth WW2 Cemeteries in the Netherlands

File contains Commonwealth War Cemeteries from World War 2 with link to each cemetery in each placemark.
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