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German 75mm Pak 40

German 75mm Pak 40

In the village Meyerode outside the school is a German 75mm anti-tank gun. Opposite the school is a bar, this was once the Headquarters for a time of SS-Oberst-Gruppenführer und Generaloberst der Waffen-SS Josef "Sepp" Dietrich commander of the 6.Panzer Armee.
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Observation Bunker MN18

Observation Bunker MN18

The reinforced position of the city of Liege (Belgium) was a part of an extensive network of fortresses as a protection against an invasion by an enemy. It forms an arc that reaches from Comblain-au-Pont to Visé.

The defence lines around Liege stretched over a length of 60 kilometres and comprised strong ‘modern’ blockhouses (Tancremont, Battice and Aubin-Neufchâteau) and smalle...
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Boxcar Remember You the WWII

Boxcar Remember You the WWII

A boxcar that has been used to transport prisoners to the camps during the Second World War.

Address:Bihain 21a, Vielsalm
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Two PAK-40 Guns - German Anti-tank Guns

Two PAK-40 Guns - German Anti-tank Guns

On the village-square of Burdinne are two German PAK-40 anti-tank guns located next to the war memorial of Burdinne.

Address:Rue de Huy, Burdinne
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Military Airport Chievres

Military Airport Chievres

In 1939 the Belgian government decided to built a military airbase near Chièvres. The preparatory work starting at the end of the same year.
After the German invasion of Belgium on May 10 1940, the Germans occupied the area on May 19 1940 and install the JG 26; that will remain until early June.
In June 1940 started the construction of the buildings of the German airbase.
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German airfield Maldegem

German airfield Maldegem

The Maldegem Flugplatz is situatied near the 'Ringbaan' which is now largely an industriel area.

The former Belgian airfield, which was still beeing constructed in 1940 was occupied by the German and Italian Air force during WWII. Later on it was used by the Canadian liberators. One of my witnesses told my the Germans returned for a short while on the first of January 1945. It...
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Sherman Firefly Tank at Leopoldsburg

Sherman Firefly Tank at Leopoldsburg

A combination of an M4A4 with a Firefly-tower stands at the station of Leopoldsburg.

The tank is a remembrance to the order (0-groep) of general Brian Horrocks to the commanders of the groundforces which took part in operation Market Garden on Friday 15 September 1944 in the former Splendid cinema, opposite the station.

Address:Station, 3970, Leopoldsburg
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Single Person Air-raid shelter Hamont

Single Person Air-raid shelter Hamont

The single person air raid schelter made of concrete and steel was built during the Second World War. It provided a shelter for railway signalmen during airplane attacks on the yard.
There were several of these structures spread over the area.
The station Hamont is the frontier of the railway Antwerp-Mol-Hamont-Mönchengladbach in the German Ruhr.

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Flakstellung Langenberg

Flakstellung Langenberg

Remains of Flakstellung Langenberg.

Address:Lichtaartseweg, 2200, Herentals
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Bunkerfront Olen Lock

Bunkerfront Olen Lock

Belgium bunkerfront around the lock at Olen.

Address:Sluizenweg, 2250, Olen
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Sherman Firefly Tank

Sherman Firefly Tank

A Sherman Firefly situated in Klein-Willebroek, part of Willebroek, is a monument in remembrance to the 11th Armoured Division and Robert Vekemans. The bridge next to this monument was on the allied route to Antwerpen.

Address:Louis De Naeyerkaai, 2830, Willebroek
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Concentration camp Ladelund

Concentration camp Ladelund

From November 1, 1944 until December 16 1944 a concentration camp was established near Ladelund close to the border to Denmark. It was a subcamp to the Neuengamme concentration camp.

The camp had 2,000 internments who had to build the Frisian Wall at the west coast of Germany together with the internmented people from Camp Husum-Schwesing. 300 died during the construction, 106 we...
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The Nuremberg Trials

The Nuremberg Trials

The Nuremberg trials were a series of trials, or tribunals, most notable for the prosecution of prominent members of the political, military, and economic leadership of Nazi Germany after its defeat in World War II. The trials were held in the city of Nuremberg, Germany, from 1945 to 1946, at the Palace of Justice. The first and best known of these trials was the Trial of the Major War Criminal...
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Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery

Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery

The notorious Burma-Siam railway, built by Commonwealth, Dutch and American prisoners of war, was a Japanese project driven by the need for improved communications to support the large Japanese army in Burma. During its construction, approximately 13,000 prisoners of war died and were buried along the railway.

An estimated 80,000 to 100,000 civilians also died in the course of t...
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Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

The notorious Burma-Siam railway, built by Commonwealth, Dutch and American prisoners of war, was a Japanese project driven by the need for improved communications to support the large Japanese army in Burma. During its construction, approximately 13,000 prisoners of war died and were buried along the railway.

An estimated 80,000 to 100,000 civilians also died in the course of t...
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Chungkai War Cemetery

Chungkai War Cemetery

The notorious Burma-Siam railway, built by Commonwealth, Dutch and American prisoners of war, was a Japanese project driven by the need for improved communications to support the large Japanese army in Burma. During its construction, approximately 13,000 prisoners of war died and were buried along the railway.

An estimated 80,000 to 100,000 civilians also died in the course of t...
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German Observation Tower Hemiksem Airfield

German Observation Tower Hemiksem Airfield

his observation tower is build by the Germans in the Second World War, as part of the Fliegerhorst (airfield) Hemiksem.

Address:Klaverbladdreef, Hemiksem
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Cromwell Tank at the Antwerp street

Cromwell Tank at the Antwerp street

A Crommwell tank is places as a memorial at the Bevrijdingstunnel (Liberation tunnel).

Text on the plaque:
in honour of
Major General G.P.B. Roberts. C.B.. D.S.O.. M.C.
commander of the 11th Armoured Division
Major General J.B. Churcher. C.B.. D.S.O.
commander of the 159th Infantry Brigade
Brigadier C.B.C. Harvey. D.S.O.
commander ...
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Canada War Museum - Belgium

Canada War Museum - Belgium

World War II, as it was lived in Flanders. The Canada Museum takes you back to the heart of that time. Through many realistic scenes you experience war time.
A monumental panorama represents the battle for the Leopold canal in a most impressive way.

This exceptional museum is unique in Europe and was founded as a special sign of honor for those who were involved in WWII a...
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Sherman Tank Balgerhoeke

Sherman Tank Balgerhoeke

Balgerhoeke was liberated on September 15, 1944 by the Canadian South Alberta Regiment.
In honour of the liberation of Balgehoeke, this Sherman tank was placed at the bridge.
Near the tank is a list with the names of the members of the regiment who were killed during the liberation of Balgerhoeke.
They were buried at the Canadian War Cemetery in Adegem, not far from Balger...
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Memorial May 1940 - Battle for the Leie

Memorial May 1940 - Battle for the Leie

The permanent exhibition "Battle for the Leie 1940" starts with a reproduction of the end offensive in 1918.

The battle for the Leie officially lasted from 24 May up to 28 May 1940. In an old factory at Kuurne, situated on the former battlefield, a piece of forgotten history is presented in the form of dioramas, photographs, documents, uniforms, weapons and numerous oth...
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Domein Raversijde - The open-air museum Atlantic Wall

Domein Raversijde - The open-air museum Atlantic Wall

More than sixty bunkers and trenches, looking exactly as sixty years ago!

In the dunes of the former estate of Prince Karel, a unique historical site of modern fortification has been preserved: sixty constructions dating from both World Wars, interconnected by two kilometers of trenches and galleries. This remarkable site has been extremely well preserved , as prince Karel system...
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For Freedom Museum

For Freedom Museum

The "For Freedom Museum" of Knokke Heist, shows the hard battle for the Scheldt estuary (say the Zwin Region) anno 1944 in an objective way by the collections of Freddy Jones and Patrick Tierssoone. <br>These collections are presented in a matchless setting achieved by Pierre Verbreyt who previously signed for the establishment of the Dead Man's Corner Museum in Normandy, France...
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German Communications Bunker

German Communications Bunker

In the Sint-Hubrechtsstraat, near number 51, is a German bunker from the Second World War. It is located next to a large house dating from 1897.

In the Second World War the Germand build a bunker in this house. It was used foor communications and wasmade of concrete walls with a thickness of 1 meter. There was also a room for two machine-guns.
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Hundius Battery Oostende

Hundius Battery Oostende

This reinforcement was part of the Atlantic Wall that was build by the Germans in the Second World War all along the European coasline to prevent an allied invasion. On of the parts of the "Stützpunktgruppe Ostende" was the building of gunbatteries near the harbour canal.
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On the eastern side rose the Battery Hundius. After the war this reinforcement was rebui...
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