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Fort Gordon Memorial

Fort Gordon Memorial

Site of training facilities for 4th Infantry Division--the first U.S. Troops to land on Utah Beach, Normandy, France, 6 June 1944.

http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM70BA_Fort_Gordon_Augusta_GA
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Oskar Schindlers Emalia Works

Oskar Schindlers Emalia Works

This enameling factory was managed by the Sudeten-German industrialist. He employed cheap, Jewish labor. He treated his Jewish employees well and succeeded in saving 1.100 of them from the Nazi claws by moving them to a labor camp near his new enterprise in Brünnlitz in the Czech Republic. After the war Schindler was awarded by Yad Vashem (Israel’s Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes Remembrance Autho...
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Stone Quarry - Concentration Camp Plaszow

Stone Quarry - Concentration Camp Plaszow

This stone quarry was a component of the concentration camp Plaszow.
Many years the internees of camp Plaszow where forced to do forced labor in this quarry. Many people will remind this spot from scenes of the famous movie Schindler's List, as well as the notorious SS-Hauptsturmführer Amon Göth, former commander of Plaszow. Notoriously because of his inhuman treatment towards the inter...
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German War Cemetery Laurahuette

German War Cemetery Laurahuette

In order to maintain the graves of German soldiers who were killed in Poland in the Second World War, their graves are brought together from hundreds of locations to 13 large German war cemeteries. This started in 1989 and is not ended yet.

Laurahütte German war cemetery contains 22,860 graves. Ultimately 40,000 graves will be brought here together.

http://www.ww2m...
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Russian War Cemetery Wroclaw

Russian War Cemetery Wroclaw

The Russian war cemetery of Wroclaw contains the burials of 760 soviet soldiers. Among those buried here are 6 Hero's of the Soviet Union.

http://www.ww2museums.com/article/5449
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Polish War Cemetery Wroclaw

Polish War Cemetery Wroclaw

On the Polish war cemetery of Wroclaw are 603 burials from the Second World War.

There are Polish soldiers and insurgents of the Warsaw uprising buried. The grave of admiral Stefan Frankowski can also be found among the graves.

http://www.ww2museums.com/article/5208

Stefan Frankowski (1887-1940) was a Polish commodore, posthumously promoted to count...
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German War Cemetery Gross Naedlitz

German War Cemetery Gross Naedlitz

In order to maintain the graves of German soldiers who were killed in Poland in the Second World War, their graves are brought together from hundreds of locations to 13 large German war cemeteries. This started in 1989 and is not ended yet.

Groß Nädlitz German war cemetery contains 12,500 graves. Ultimately 18,000 graves will be brought here together.

http://www.ww...
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Kostrzyn nad Odra remains after total bombing

Kostrzyn nad Odra remains after total bombing

At the outbreak of World War II Küstrin had 24,000 inhabitants. However, due to Allied air raids on the railway hub and local factories and especially during the Battle of the Oder-Neisse and Battle of the Seelow Heights, almost 95% of the buildings were destroyed (including all 32 of the city's factories) and the town was generally deserted. The suburb Alt-Drewitz (modern Drzewice, one of Kost...
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Air Raid Shelter Strzegomska

Air Raid Shelter Strzegomska

This air raid shelter (in German: Hochbunker) was built between 1942 and 1943. It offered protection during bombardments. The bunker is 25 meters high. The outer walls has a thickness of 1,10 meter. During the siege of Breslau (now: Wroclaw) in 1945, the air raid shelter served as Festunglazaret II.

Address:ul. Legnicka, Wroclaw
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Air Raid Shelter Slowianska

Air Raid Shelter Slowianska

This air raid shelter (in German: Hochbunker) offered protection during bombardments.

Address:ul. Slowianska, Wroclaw
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Air Raid Shelter Ladna

Air Raid Shelter Ladna

This air raid shelter (in German: Hochbunker) offered protection during bombardments.

Address:ul. Ladna, Wroclaw
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German Airfield Rom

German Airfield Rom

A few days after the occupation of Denmark, the local Danish authorities were informed by the Germans that an airfield was to be established on an approx. 600 ha. area to the south of Rom church.

Work started that year and by 1941, the grass airstrips, the concrete taxiways, the dispersal bays, the ammunition and fuel depots and the anti-aircraft defences had taken form. The 43 c...
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Soviet T-34 Tank Westerplatte

Soviet T-34 Tank Westerplatte

On the Westerplatte peninsula stands a soviet T-34/76 (mod. 1943) tank.

Address:Westerplatte, Gdansk
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Bunker Sep

Bunker Sep

This bunker was a component of the Polish defence sector Jastarnia, that consisted of 4 main bunkers and a couple of small defence works.
Most of these bunker were still in construction when the German invasion of 1939 was launched.
"Sep" is a stronger type bunker in compare of the other sector Jastarnia defence works.
It was protected against impacts of 220 mm sh...
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Light Casemat Jastarnia

Light Casemat Jastarnia

This bunker was a component of the Polish defence sector Jastarnia, that consisted of 4 main bunkers and a couple of small defence works. Most of these bunker were still in construction when the German invasion of 1939 was launched.
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Reinforced Polish Trench

Reinforced Polish Trench

These type of reinforced Polish trenches can be found in great numbers along the east coast of Hel peninsula
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Battery nr. 21

Battery nr. 21

A Polish coastal battery was part of the Rejonu Umocnionego Hel. The main armanant composed of two 75mm "Schneider" guns.
During the Battle of Hel in 1939, this battery took down 30 German fighterplanes.

The battery today:
It is currently abandoned.

Address:Lesna, Hel
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Germany Battery - Goeben

Germany Battery - Goeben

A German coast battery stands on the island of Wolin and defended the bay of Pomerania against assaults from sea.
Battery "Goeben" is constructed between 1938 and 1939 and consisted of a fire-control tower (see picture) and three 283 mm canons.
In 1940, these canons were dismantled and brought to Norway.

Battery "Goeben" today:
The batter...
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Synthetic Petrol Factory

Synthetic Petrol Factory

The factory for synthetic petrol (German: Hydrierwerke Pölitz - Aktiengeselschaft) at Police has an atrocious history.
The construction of this complex started in 1937 as one of the 12 factories of I.G. Farben. The fuel which was produced here had been intended for the German army.
The outbreak of World War 2, speed up the grow process because of the inflow of foreign labourers fr...
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Poteau 44 Museum

Poteau 44 Museum

Museum with life-size dioramas, old military vehicles, authentic photos and historical ground.
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Tours around the former battlefield of Poteau with two original halftracks.

For the current visitor information, please visit the website of the museum : http://www.museum-poteau44.be/
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Fortress Eben-Emael

Fortress Eben-Emael

Fortress Eben-Emael, a beautiful name for an impregnable fortress.<br> Unfortunately, less then 50 German paratroopers managed to silence the fortress in less then 15 minutes.
In 1988, the fortress was re-opened and it became able to visit the fortress. Nowadays, a lot of work is done by the volunteers of the fortress, to give you the most realistic impression of what happened ove...
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Tiger II Tank - 213 at La Gleize

Tiger II Tank - 213 at La Gleize

Here a trace, there a memory. Only if you drive into the hamlet of La Gleize via the Churchroad, you feel the ominous strengths of that dark December month. Because there, still as massive and threatening as it was on Saturday 16 December 1944, when it rattled over the border for that daring adventure, Obersturmbannführer Jochen Peipers last Tiger-tank stands.

This Tiger II (Köni...
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German Airfield Command 18-XI Rye

German Airfield Command 18-XI Rye

Small airfied used during WWII by the German forces.

http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM8CH_Flugsttzpunkt_Kommando_18_XI_Rye
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British Canon Ordnance QF 25 pounder Werbomont

British Canon Ordnance QF 25 pounder Werbomont

This artillery piece is a British Ordnance QF 25 pounder later refitted with a 105mm barrel by both the Belgium and Luxemburgian Army.

Address:Place Capitaine Lespagnard, 4190, Werbomont
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American Half-track Stavelot

American Half-track Stavelot

American Half-track vehicle, complete with machine gun.

From the village, pass the river Amblève, here -directly on the opposite side- on the right is the Half-track.

Address:Stavelot
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