Items related to World War II (1939-1945)|
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|Built 500 metres off the isle of Grain, Kent, UK.|
Originally completed in 1855 and is similar in construction to other Martello towers that can be found around the Kent coast.
The tower was modified in 1910 with the addition of 4.7" quick fire guns to protect ships moored at Sheerness or Chatham from high speed torpedo boats.
The guns were removed in 1929 an...
|Hiroshima Peace Memorial, called Genbaku Dome, the Atomic Bomb Dome, or the A-Bomb Dome by the Japanese is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Hiroshima, Japan. It was established as such in 1996.|
The building was originally designed by Czech architect Jan Letzel. It was completed in April 1915, and the new building was named the Hiroshima Prefectural Commercial Exhibition (H...
|M.K.B. Oldenburg was one of the first German batteries along the Atlantic Wall. That' s probably why you find few Regelbau bunkers here. The artillery towers, Turm Ost and Turm West have a different shape and size. They were equiped with SK L/50 guns, which were originally Russian. The range of the guns was 28 kilometres. |
Apart from both artillery towers there are a 621 (Gruppen...
|This is the real place of the sunk Admiral Graf Spee , today marked with a floating mark, there is yet a small part of the tower visible from the coast, when I was young the RADAR tower was there ,today was recovered and exposed in a nautical museum.|
In 2005 the big bronze eagle with a swastika symbol of the front of the ship also was raised. see links in the KMZ
|Operation Hailstone was a massive naval air and surface attack launched on 17 February and 18 February 1944, during World War II by the United States Navy against the Japanese naval and air base at Truk in the Caroline Islands, a pre-war Japanese territory. Truk was a major Japanese logistical base as well as the operating "home" base for the Imperial Japanese Navy's Combined Fleet. T...||08/11/2006||2,509|
|Japan started the war with 63 ocean-going submarines (i.e., not including midgets), and completed 111 during the war, for a total of 174. However, three-quarters of these (128 boats) were lost during the conflict, a proportion of loss similar that experienced by Germany's U-Boats. Most of the surviving boats were either dedicated to training roles or were recently completed and never saw combat...||08/10/2006||1,211|
|After the 1943 occupation, the Germans transformed the old rice-husking factory in a concentration camp: here many Jews, Slovenian partisans, Croatians, and Italian anti-Fascists were executed. (Trieste was the only Italian city to have a Nazi concentration camp.) In it, the cells of torture are still visible, but the crematory was dynamited by the Nazis (April 30 1945)||08/04/2006||2,492|
|At a time when more and more flashy, high-tech discoveries and salvage of long-lost undersea wrecks occur, this submerged cultural resource study of the Arizona Memorial is a refreshing change. The combined experience of the National Park Service's Submerged Cultural Resources Unit and the Navy's Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit One is remarkable, they are as expert at their business as can be fo...||08/04/2006||1,236|
|Wanstone farm battery consisted of four magazines and two 15" ex naval guns called Jane and Clem. Jane was named after the young lady in the strip cartoon in the Daily Mirror, and Clem was probably named after Winston Churchill's wife, Clementine. |
Along with the guns were two twin magazines to supply Clem and Jane; ammunition was passed to the guns via a self propelled trolley a...
|The Maunsell Sea Forts were small fortified towers built in the Thames and Mersey estuaries during World War II to aid in the defence of the United Kingdom. They take their name from their designer Guy Maunsell. After they were decommisioned in the late 1950s they became used for other activities and one became the famous Sealand "micronation". They may be seen from Reculver. ||07/29/2006||3,215|
|This file contains most of the larger airfields, which was used by the german Luftwaffe during World War II. Small landing strips are hard to find, but maybe I will find them.|
The airfields are sorted in the Luftgaukommandos 1940 (Air Force Command).
There are many missing, but they will be added soon as possible.
|This file shows every merchant ship over 1000 B.R.T. and every warship sunk by the U.S. submarine force in World War II.|
It will completed as soon as possible.
|In March of 1945, the Battle of Iwo Jima was fought between the United States and the Imperial Japan. After Mount Suribachi, a volcano on Iwo Jima, was captured by the Navy, six men raised the Flag of the United States. The Photo of this act became very popular and became the sample for the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Virginia.||07/25/2006||1,405|
|In early May 1940, the German freighter Antilla anchored in the Dutch waters of Aruba, while a chain of events is unfolding in Europe. May 10th, German paratroopers landed in Rotterdam and De Hague. Fieldmarshall von Rundstedt Army corps cuts thru Holland and Belgium into France. Queen Wilhelmina fled to England. The Dutch Army surrenders four days later. Holland is at war with Germany and thou...||07/23/2006||998|
|I found no detailed information about this object.|
The file includes a floor plan and a photo of the bunker.
|At Cap Des Sardinaux, east of Sainte-Maxime, there is a 612 (Schartenstand für Lande- und Sturmabwehrgeschütze ohne Nebenräume) that was part of the Südwall.||07/12/2006||753|
|These are a group of bunkers that used to hold amunition produced in the delapidated builings just south of the 2 lane highway. The locals report they are empty but there is a high fence and some mean dogs there. It looks like a farmer has taken advantage of a couple of the bunkers. email@example.com||07/12/2006||735|
|The well-preserved battery site lies on a hill and is thereby highly visible. The battery is placed on a hilltop just opposite the village of Tørring. |
The site measures ca. 250 m west-east. The main elements of the site are the four Regelbau 669, which lie in a curved line with embrasures pointing to the north. The two easternmost bunkers are totally visible from all sides, as they were...
|Battery Thyboron, four 10.5-cm guns emplaced late in 1943. Manned by 4/180 HKAR (130 men) and the radar station LAMA from the german Luftwaffe.||07/10/2006||1,019|
|Trondheim, in central Norway, was one of the most important portal cities in Norway during the war. Today she is the 3rd largest city in Norway. From there the 13th Flotilla operated from June 1940 until its surrender in May 1945 sending its 55 U-boats out to combat the Allies.|
The bunker was constructed since it was needed more repair facilities outside of Germany and the facili...
|The civilian leadership of the city built this observation bunker in Braunschweig in 1943 - the work was performed by concentration camp prisoners. The U-shaped concrete bunker was built on the side of the Nußberg hill at the Franzsches Feld (near the 1935 Thingplatz) overlooking the city, and was used to observe bombing attacks and quickly identify the resulting fire locations. It had undergro...||06/29/2006||930|
|Several underground manufacturing sites were built in the Third Reich in 1944-45, to protect vital industries from the Allied bombing campaign. Most of these sites consisted of underground tunnels, built in existing mines or new excavations (for example, see the Nordhausen, Kahla, and Ebensee pages). But a unique type of bunker was started near Mühldorf am Inn, east of Munich, called Project &q...||06/29/2006||1,982|
|Lorient housed a German submarine base during World War II; although the city was heavily damaged by Allied bombing raids, the base survived through the end of the war. As they could not destroy the base itself, the Allies decided to bomb the city, on purpose, to cut the supplying of the U-Boats. Without gasoline, food, or water it became impossible for these submarines to return to the Atlanti...||06/27/2006||3,334|
|Troops on parade are most likely to be the Queens Colour Squadron of the RAF Regiment.|
There is also a Spitfire on display as you enter the base.
|Original Train-Station of Pforzheim,which was bombed in the II World war,||05/28/2006||393|