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German Anti-Aircraft Emplacement Moerdijk Bridge

German Anti-Aircraft Emplacement Moerdijk Bridge

This German anti-aircraft emplacement (FLAK) was build on top of a Dutch casemate, at the north side of the Moerdijk Bridge.

The FLAK-emplacement was part of the Baupunkt 97 of the Stutzpunktgruppe Moerdijk.

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Coastal Gun South Shields

Coastal Gun South Shields

A replica coastal gun is mounted on it's original emplacement as it was during World War Two.
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D-Day Gun Emplacement, France

D-Day Gun Emplacement, France

The "Batterie Benerville" was fitted with four 15cm Guns (3 in the bunkers and 1 in the open field). The range of the guns was 15,000 m and they were able to hit the allied landing zones.
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Uxmal

Uxmal

Founded in 500 A.D. Uxmal was the most powerful site in western Yucatan. Many of the buildings rely on well cut stones, with no mortar.Orientat of the long palace of the governor points to the southernmost rising point of the planet Venus, occurring every eight years. Photo credit: Space Imaging 8/8/2002
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Tank driving for all

Tank driving for all

Here at Helmdon you can do it for an amount of £235.

It's called Full Monty Tank Day and includes driving 4 different military vehicles, You will learn to fire a Flintlock Musket and a 17th century Mortar.

This place became famous in a TV show with the Teutuls (Orange County Choppers) during a visit in the UK.

When you zoom in you can see some of the...
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B-Werk in Besseringen

B-Werk in Besseringen

The biggest defence works in the Westwall were the so-called 'B-Werke'. 32 of them were built mainly along the German-French border. Work on the B-werke started in 1937 and the last ones were finished in 1939. They were built in Baustarke B1 neu (1,5 m thick roof and outer walls), which was the strongest Baustarke in 1937. The standard weaponry consisted of 2 Sechsschartentürme with each 2 MG-3...
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La Roche-du-Maine castle

La Roche-du-Maine castle

Built around 1533 at tha same place than an old fortress by Charles Tiercelin (Francois 1rst trusty companion), this castle is an excellent example of the first "Renaissance" style between military and residential purposes.

Edifié vers 1533, certainement à l'emplacement d'un ancien château-fort, par Charles Tiercelin, compagnon de François Ier, le château de La Roche du Maine est...
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Battery Paloma Alta

Battery Paloma Alta

The battery comprises three of these guns in single-gun mounts in open emplacements (one Vickers Ltd and two Vickers-Armstrong 1926 models); two were brought from Campelo Alto (Galicia) and their emplacement was completed in October 1941. During the proof firing, the second gun was destroyed by a premature explosion. Two more guns were brought from Favarix battery (Menorca) and were ready in Ja...
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Monsted Limestone Caves

Monsted Limestone Caves

When the Danes became Christians more than 1000 years ago, a new extra source of income was created, "Limestonework and limeburning". With the new religion churches followed which were built of stone. The stone was held together using burnt limestone slaked to mortar, a new building material in Denmark at that time.

Under Mønsted a limestone mountain was found. The lime...
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The 100 Ton Armstrong Gun at Fort Rinella

The 100 Ton Armstrong Gun at Fort Rinella

The 100-ton gun presently at Fort Rinella arrived in Malta from Woolwich on 10th September 1882. After some months the gun was ferried from the Dockyard to Rinella Bay from where it was transported to Fort Rinella. The gun had to be manhandled all the way to the fort. The operation, which involved about 100 men from the 1st Brigade Scottish R.A. Division, lasted three months. Finally in January...
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Flak-Grossbatterie Panzerkaserne, Schweinfurt

Flak-Grossbatterie Panzerkaserne, Schweinfurt

Another important aspect of the military in the Schweinfurt area was the air defense organization. Flak gun and searchlight positions were established all around Schweinfurt to protect the industrial areas. By the end of the war, some 140 flak guns ranging from light 2.0cm guns to the standard 8.8cm gun were in place, as well as 9 searchlight positions. The photo on the left shows one of the Sc...
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The capture of Ie Shima, Okinawa 16-24 April 1945

The capture of Ie Shima, Okinawa 16-24 April 1945

While the XXIV Corps prepared to resume its offensive against the Shuri defenses, the Marine conquest of the Motobu Peninsula facilitated the 77th Division's assault on Ie Shima, a small island three and one-half miles off the western end of the peninsula. The division's 305th and 306th Infantry landed on 16 April, followed almost immediately by the 307th, which had been held in reserve, when r...
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