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The Advance From Easy Red

The Advance From Easy Red

This is a photograph taken of 15 February 1944, which shows the advance from Easy Red at Omaha Beach, Normandy.
Look here http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/books/wwii/100-11/ch4.htm#red for more info about this action.
Rating of 305/12/2006769Google Earth Logo
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Mantes-Gassicourt river bridge (Overlay)

Mantes-Gassicourt river bridge (Overlay)

Seine river bridge at MANTES-GASSICOURT under bombardment by aircraft of Ninth Air Force.
Rating of 305/11/2006442Google Earth Logo
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Arromanches radar station site

Arromanches radar station site

In addition to the radar stations on the Normandy coast were a series of observation posts set around ten kilometres apart, but closer if headlands were concerned, to enable visual signalling to adjacent posts. For the Normandy coast these were regionally controlled by the Flugmelde Zentrale (Plotting Centre) situated some three miles inland near Caen. Altogether the Caen centre controlled some...
Rating of 505/11/2006758Google Earth Logo
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Omaha Beach - The Advance Between D-3 and E-1 Draws

Omaha Beach - The Advance Between D-3 and E-1 Draws

This photo shows the advance from Omaha Beach between exits D-3 and E-1 with the direction St.Laurent.
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First War of Schleswig - Battle of Bau

First War of Schleswig - Battle of Bau

During the First War of Schleswig German troops slowed down outnumbered Danish forces and covered the retreat of the main forces.
No rating yet04/17/2006556Google Earth Logo
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Burgund War - Battle on the Planta (map overlays)

Burgund War - Battle on the Planta (map overlays)

On 13. November 1475 the duchy Savoy fought the Battle on the Planta against the Swiss Confederates and the Upper Valais during the War of the Burgunds.

Phase 1
In the morning the main force of the Savoy (1) crossed the River Morge and defeated in a short fight (2) the vanguards of the Valais. Meanwhile a small force of the Savoy (3) moved on the left flank to Saviese, def...
Rating of 2.504/17/2006521Google Earth Logo
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Battle on the Marchfeld (map overlay)

Battle on the Marchfeld (map overlay)

The Battle on the Marchfeld (Morava Field) at Dürnkrut and Jedenspeigen took place on August 26, 1278 and was a decisive event for the history of Central Europe for the following centuries.

The opponents were King Ottokar II of Bohemia and an Imperial Army led by Rudolf I of Habsburg in alliance with the Hungarian King Ladislaus IV of Hungary. The Hungarian Army included Hungaria...
Rating of 004/17/2006774Google Earth Logo
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Den helder tuindorp WW2

Den helder tuindorp WW2

picture of tuindorp Den Helder WW2
Rating of 304/08/2006646Google Earth Logo
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Rijkswerf Den Helder 1943

Rijkswerf Den Helder 1943

Picture taken during bombing the Old rijkswerf 19-02-1943
Rating of 304/07/2006628Google Earth Logo
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Rijkswerf Den Helder

Rijkswerf Den Helder

before picture of bombing old rijkswerf 19-02-1943
Rating of 304/07/2006530Google Earth Logo
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Mittelbau - WWII V2 underground rocket factory (overlays)

Mittelbau - WWII V2 underground rocket factory (overlays)

Mittelbau was a complex of factories, storage depots, facilities and prisoner camps, some underground, that were used from August, 1943 until April, 1945 to manufacture and test the V-2 rocket near Nordhausen in central Germany. The main V-2 assembly line was located in an underground factory called Mittelwerk that was excavated beneath Kohnstein Mountain, about 2 km southwest of the town of Ne...
Rating of 3.403/31/20062,302Google Earth Logo
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obersalzberg bombing

obersalzberg bombing

This is a picture of the RAF bombing raid on 25 April 1945 of the obersalzberg complex and hitlers berghof.
Rating of 3.55555555503/26/20061,614Google Earth Logo
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Battle of Carentan (map overlay)

Battle of Carentan (map overlay)


Between 8. and 15. June 1944 the 101. Airborne Division fought the Battle of Carentan against troops of the 6. Fallschirmregiment (Parachute Regiment) and the 17. SS-Panzergrenadierdivision. Carentan was one of the key positions to take Cherbourg and the peninsula Cotentin.

Prelude
After the invasion began Allied units tried to take the bigger cities in the back coun...
Rating of 3.503/20/20064,028Google Earth Logo
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Westland 1944

Westland 1944

Westland picture from 1944 world war 2
Rating of 403/12/2006541Google Earth Logo
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Den Helder  10-04-1944

Den Helder 10-04-1944

picture of bombed old Den Helder upper left corner picture taken 10-04-1944
Rating of 303/06/2006493Google Earth Logo
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Bletchley Park - overlay

Bletchley Park - overlay

During World War II, Bletchley Park was the location of the United Kingdom's codebreaking establishment. Codes and ciphers of several countries were deciphered, most famously the German Enigma. The high-level intelligence produced by Bletchley Park was codenamed Ultra. While the exact influence of Ultra on World War II is debated, it is frequently credited with hastening the defeat of Germany b...
Rating of 4.33333333302/28/20061,049Google Earth Logo
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DKM Tirpitz (12 Nov 1944) overlay

DKM Tirpitz (12 Nov 1944) overlay

DKM Tirpitz (R.I.P.) last minute on Nov. 12th 1944 (To be added to Germany folder in "W.W.II Sunk ships" file)
Rating of 302/28/20061,366Google Earth Logo
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den helder fort erfprins

den helder fort erfprins

fort erprins 12-09-1944
Rating of 402/27/2006589Google Earth Logo
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Stalag Luft III - The Great Escape (overlays)

Stalag Luft III - The Great Escape (overlays)

Stalag Luft III was a German prisoner of war camp during World War II that housed captured air force personnel and was operated by the German Luftwaffe. It was located near Sagan, now Żagań in Poland, 100 miles (160 km) southeast of Berlin. The site is best known because of two famous prisoner escapes that took place there. The first, in 1943, was recorded in the book and film "The Wo...
Rating of 3.62502/27/20061,502Google Earth Logo
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113 US WWII Internment Centers

113 US WWII Internment Centers

In 1942, almost 120,000 Japanese Americans were interned by Presidential order. Others were also confined. This file shows the primary centers, many with map overlays:

10 Relocation Centers
16 Assembly Centers
48 Immigration & Naturlization Service
34 Military
2 Citizen Isolation Camps
3 Federal Bureau of Prisons
No rating yet02/15/20061,073Google Earth Logo
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Colditz Castle - with overlays

Colditz Castle - with overlays

Colditz Castle dates back to about 1200AD but became notorious during World War II as Oflag IVc (Officer's Camp IVc), a prisoner-of-war camp for "incorrigible" allied officers who had repeatedly escaped from other camps. The Nazi SS made Colditz a Sonderlager (high-security prison), the only one of its type within Germany. Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring even declared Colditz "escape-proof". Th...
Rating of 3.33333333302/14/20061,077Google Earth Logo
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DKM Bismarck (R.I.P.) overlay

DKM Bismarck (R.I.P.) overlay

DKM Bismarck -4850m undersea overlay (to be added to W.W.II sunk ships file)
Rating of 3.802/12/20062,058Google Earth Logo
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The Rotundas - WWII Government Bomb Shelters (with overlay)

The Rotundas - WWII Government Bomb Shelters (with overlay)

This site was originally a gas works with two gas holders (built 1875). The holes left by the gas holders were converted in World War 2 for use as bomb shelter 'citadels' - the North Rotunda and the South Rotunda. The Rotundas were designed to survive the impact of a 500lb bomb and had 12 foot thick concrete roofs. In 1943 the lowest level of the North Rotunda (codenamed Anson) was kitted out...
Rating of 302/11/2006708Google Earth Logo
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London WWII Deep Level Shelters - with overlays

London WWII Deep Level Shelters - with overlays

The London deep-level shelters are eight deep level air-raid shelters that were built under London Underground stations during World War II. Each consists of a pair of parallel tunnels 5.3m in diameter. Each shelter was designed to hold up to 8,000 people. Ten shelters were planned, but only eight were completed (St. Paul's and Oval were not built). It was planned that after the war the shelte...
Rating of 402/11/20061,156Google Earth Logo
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D-Day - Point du Hoc

D-Day - Point du Hoc

This Batterie which overlooked both the Omaha and Utah landing beaches was equipped with six 155 mm type K418 guns. These guns would have had a range of approximately 22 kms and could have inflicted damage to the Allied ships at both the American landing beaches.
Only two of the Casemates were finished by D-day, but the guns not installed..
These were of the type H671. The Fire ...
Rating of 2.7502/08/20061,913Google Earth Logo
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