Overlays with information about various wars|
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|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.
|Seine river bridge at MANTES-GASSICOURT under bombardment by aircraft of Ninth Air Force.||05/11/2006||442|
|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...||05/11/2006||758|
|This photo shows the advance from Omaha Beach between exits D-3 and E-1 with the direction St.Laurent.||05/11/2006||1,363|
|During the First War of Schleswig German troops slowed down outnumbered Danish forces and covered the retreat of the main forces.||04/17/2006||556|
|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.|
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...
|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...
|picture of tuindorp Den Helder WW2||04/08/2006||646|
|Picture taken during bombing the Old rijkswerf 19-02-1943||04/07/2006||628|
|before picture of bombing old rijkswerf 19-02-1943||04/07/2006||530|
|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...||03/31/2006||2,302|
|This is a picture of the RAF bombing raid on 25 April 1945 of the obersalzberg complex and hitlers berghof.||03/26/2006||1,614|
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.
After the invasion began Allied units tried to take the bigger cities in the back coun...
|Westland picture from 1944 world war 2||03/12/2006||541|
|picture of bombed old Den Helder upper left corner picture taken 10-04-1944||03/06/2006||493|
|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...||02/28/2006||1,049|
|DKM Tirpitz (R.I.P.) last minute on Nov. 12th 1944 (To be added to Germany folder in "W.W.II Sunk ships" file)||02/28/2006||1,366|
|fort erprins 12-09-1944||02/27/2006||589|
|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...||02/27/2006||1,502|
|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
2 Citizen Isolation Camps
3 Federal Bureau of Prisons
|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...||02/14/2006||1,077|
|DKM Bismarck -4850m undersea overlay (to be added to W.W.II sunk ships file)||02/12/2006||2,058|
|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...||02/11/2006||708|
|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...||02/11/2006||1,156|
|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 ...