Items related to World War II (1939-1945)|
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|To protect the German port town Emden, at the Dutch side of the Dollard the Germans built a few AA positions. This positions were at Nansun near Holwierde, Delfzijl and at the hamlet of Fiemel near Termunten. The latter, M.Fl.B. Termunten, was reinforced in 1944. It was the position of the 4./M.Fl.A 256. ||09/27/2006||853|
|Zwolle used to be an important communicationscentre between the coast and Germany. It was also a potential centre of resistance. As such it was well defended with several roadblocks and MG-positions. ||09/27/2006||609|
|Along the coast of the North Sea, the Germans built several radar stations. On the island of Schiermonnikoog they built a radar installation of the Wassermann type. According to some sources, sabotage was the cause that an antenna was never installed, and therefore this Wasserman was never put into use. ||09/27/2006||957|
|In 1943 the Germans started to build a big bunker for the Luftwaffe at the Bornia Estate. The bunker got the codename Cäsar and type number L 487B. Early 1944 this bunker was completed, but because of a reorganisation within the Luftwaffe, the bunker was never put into use by the Germans.|
Only when the war was finished, the bunker was put into use by the Dutch Royal Air Force. However, i...
|Anti-tank barrier in the dunes near Julianadorp aan Zee. ||09/27/2006||927|
|In the middle of the village are four more bunkers: an 134 (Munitionsunterstand I), a 502 (Doppelgruppenunterstand), a 504 (PAK-Unterstellraum mit Gruppe) and a 621 (Gruppenunterstand). The 502 is behind some houses and can't be reached without trespassing through the gardens.|
|East of Julianadorp, near the hamlet of Blauwe Keet, there are four bunkers and a small remainder of the anti-tank ditch. The bunkers are: a 134 (Munitionsunterstand I), a 621 (Gruppenunterstand), a 680 (Schartenstand für 7.5 cm PAK 40 ohne Nebenräume) and a 502 (Doppelgruppenunterstand).||09/27/2006||578|
|From here the AA batteries were controlled. A conspicuous bunker is the Fl 250 (Flakgruppenkommandostand). This type of bunker has a tower. In France there are Fl 250' s with towers of 20 meters. The tower of the FL 250 at Den Helder is a bit lower: 6 meters. In Denmark there are even Fl 250 with no tower at all. The height of the tower, if any, depended on the terrain.|
Apart from the Fl...
|M.K.B. Zanddijk consisted of two ammunitionbunkers, a M 120 (Leitstand für eine 17 cm Batterie) and two M 219 (Stand für 15 cm SKC/28 in Drehhaube C/34). These two M 219 are the only two built in the Netherlands. The guns of these bunkers came from the battleship Gneisenau. This ship was in the dry dock at Kiel, when it received a direct hit during a bombardment.|
Both M 219' s are still ...
|M.K.B. Wijk was one of the coastal batteries of Festung Ijmuiden. There are still a M 473a (Firecontrolpost for 17cm battery) and four 671 (Artillery casemate). Unfortunately they are not accessible.||09/27/2006||644|
|The anti-tank barriers (dragon teeth or Höckerhindernisse) belonged to the northern part of the Landfront of Stp.Gr. Schoorl. ||09/25/2006||834|
|This is a Regelbau R617 (Nachrichtenstand für Netzknotenpunkte), which was the HQ for the german army on Texel. ||09/24/2006||720|
|The battery was declared Provincial Monument as one of the last examples of Dutch fortress construction and was restored in 1994. |
The battery consist of a command post, 3 gun emplacemants, 3 ammunition and 2 crew bunker and 3 survey bunker.
|Camp Westerbork was a transit camp to the deathcamps in Poland. More than 100000 jews from the Netherlands came here. The most famous was Anne Frank and her family after they were betrayed in Amsterdam in 1944.|
|Kamp Vught was the only SS KZ camp in northwestern Europe and started 1942 untill it was liberated in october 1944.|
To the south east you see the former SS barracks.
Ironically the site on the former KZ ground is the Vught penitentiary.
|Here were more than 4000 russian soldiers from KZ Dachau executed between 1941 and 1945 and were against the Geneva Convention.|
After the war it was used by the americans for executions, later the bavarian government took over and wanted to forget what happened here and 1966 the Soviet government made a protest note to the federal ministry of foreign affairs and finally 1997 the range be...
|This house, 1834 meters above sea level, was built by|
Martin Bormann in 1937-1938 as a gift for Hitlers
50th birthday. Adolf Hitler used it for receiving
guests, but stopped visiting it after a while. After
World War II it was not destroyed by the US troops
while all Hitlers other quarters on the Obersalzberg
Now it is a restaurant. You can...
|Old Bunker on the island of Texel in the Netherlands.||09/17/2006||759|
|SecondWorldWar batterie in Scheveningen, Den Haag(holland)|
|SecondWorldWar batterie in Hoek van Holland|
|SecondWorldWar batterie and museum in Hoek van Holland|
|Second World War baterie in IJmuiden(holland)|
|Second World War baterie in Den Helder(holland)|
|These bunkers (Hochbunker) were designed by Leo Winkel, a german constructing engineer, and so the got the name Winkelturm.||09/06/2006||667|
|This is a bunker (Hochbunker) constructed by Leo Winkel (* 15. September 1885 in Köln; † März 1981 in Duisburg). ||09/05/2006||634|