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Ancient fish trap found in Wales

Ancient fish trap found in Wales

A huge ancient fish trap has been found in an estuary after it was spotted in aerial photographs on Google Earth.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7948176.stm
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Downtown Essen overlay (Germany)

Downtown Essen overlay (Germany)

From Wikipedia: Essen [ˈɛsn̩] is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Located on the Ruhr river, it ranks as the second largest city of the Ruhr area and as the 8th largest city in Germany. Population: 586,205 (as of 30.06.2004).

Despite its size, Essen has less prominence than other cities of comparable size. Essen remained an insignificant agricultural town...
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Venosa Airfield - 485th Bombardment Group - Apr 1944-15 May 1945

Venosa Airfield - 485th Bombardment Group - Apr 1944-15 May 1945

Semi-permanent heavy bomber airfield used by Fifteenth Air Force. Built by COE beginning in Sep 1943. One PSP runway with extensive taxiway and hardstand parking areas. Steel control tower. Opened 14 Mar 1944. Last combat operations flown in late April 1945. Closed on 4 Jul 1945. Today is agricultural area with no structures or any facilities in existence, however extensive evidence of land sca...
No rating yet11/23/2009553Google Earth Logo
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closed railroad crossing

closed railroad crossing

A railroad crossing is closed. Close by the station "Feldhausen" Germany. You can see the closed gates.
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Helgoland before and after the RAF bomb raid in April 1945

Helgoland before and after the RAF bomb raid in April 1945

Photographs of Helgoland taken before and after the attack by Bomber Command on 18 April 1945.
Left - 16 April 1945
Right - 19 April 1945

18th April 1945
969 aircraft - 617 Lancasters, 332 Halifaxes, 20 Mosquitos - of all groups attacked the naval base at Heligoland, the airfield and the town on this small island. The bombing was accurate and the target areas...
Rating of 510/23/20082,581Google Earth Logo
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RAF Davidstow on 2 June 1951

RAF Davidstow on 2 June 1951

RAF Davidstow Moor was an airbase near Camelford in Cornwall, United Kingdom from 1942 until 1945. Despite a few periods of intense activity it was one of Coastal Commands's lesser used airfields.

The land was acquired in 1941 and construction took place in first half of 1942. Providing a three runway airfield with extensive dispersal area. Despite the moorland conditions constr...
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Closed

Closed

Painted 'Closed' on an old runway at Port Angeles CGAS.
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RAF Cheddington 1945

RAF Cheddington 1945

RAF Cheddington (also known as RAF Marsworth) is a former World War II airfield in England, located 1 mile south-west of Cheddington in Buckinghamshire. The airfield was closed in 1952.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Cheddington
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Former RAF Hardwick

Former RAF Hardwick

Hardwick Airfield was one of the early heavy bomber airfields which was constructed for the RAF during 1941-42 in the East Anglian area.
After the war, the field was turned over to the RAF on 25 June 1945. The station was immediately put into care and maintenance status, and was eventually closed in 1962. The main airfield buildings, hangars, control tower, etc, were demolished many yea...
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Harringay Greyhound and Speedway Stadium 1945

Harringay Greyhound and Speedway Stadium 1945

Harringay Stadium was a major greyhound racing and speedway venue in Harringay, North London. It was built and opened in 1927 and closed in 1987.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harringay_Stadium
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Lancaster Bomber over Stadtlohn - 21 March 1945

Lancaster Bomber over Stadtlohn - 21 March 1945

In March 1945 towards the end of World War II, Stadtlohn was hit by massive allied airstrikes that almost destroyed the entire town. On March 31, 1945 British forces marched into the town.
No rating yet10/22/2008665Google Earth Logo
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Carew Airfield

Carew Airfield

In World War 1 the airfield was used as a base for maritime patrols and it played an important role in the Atlantic maritime theatre, until operational flying ceased in 1942. In 1942 the base became No.10 Radio School, a training base for aircrew wireless operators, a role it was to perform until the end of the war. The station closed in 1945.
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