Flushing was of great strategic importance during WW2. As part of the Atlantikwall, the Germans fortified the city and the surrounding area for it’s defense. To prevent an attack from behind, the army constructed a defense line called “Landfront Vlissingen” or VB (Verteitigungsbereich) Vlissingen
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In the early morning of 1st November 1944, the town of Flushing is rudely awakened by an extensive artillery bombardment. Under the cover of this preliminary attack, the first waves of No. 4 Commando troops go ashore at Uncle Beach.
Almost everyone with the slightest interest in WW2 is likely to know Field Marshal Erwin Rommel and his famous nickname “The Desert Fox” or “Wüstenfuchs”.
Erwin Rommel was one of the most respected German Generals during WW2
The German War Cemetery in Lommel is the largest WWII German Military Cemetery outside of Germany in Western Europe. The cemetery is the final resting place for a little over 39,100 German fallen soldiers. Most of them fell during WWII and a small part of the 16 acres holds 542 graves from the Great War (WWI) that were formerly buried in a cemetery at Leopoldsburg, Belgium. About 6.000 of the fallen could not be identified. 1.200 of the fallen classify as child soldiers.
The casualties fell during various war campaigns and battles in Western Europe, but the largest number of victims fell during the last two years of the war between late 1944 and 1945, when Germany was losing ground and the fighting was very fierce, like in the Battle for Hürtgen Forest and Aachen or the Battle of the Bulge … Read More »
This museum traces the period of the Allied landings on D-Day in Normandy until the liberation of Paris. It boasts an impressive collection ranging from army infantry equipment and belongings to tanks of the era used on both sides of the battle.
Hidden in the foliage at the dead end of the curved “Am Großen Wannsee” lane lies a complex which was formerly known as the Reichs Air Raid Defense School or in German “Reichsluftschutzschule”, together with the massive “Hochbunker” Heckeshorn.
With the rise to power of the Nazi Party in 1933, the German Reichsbahn (or State Railway) became a powerful instrument in carrying out the party’s agenda. As a government run company, it set an example by expelling all social democrats, communists, trade unionists and Jews from employment and the “Heil Hitler” salute became mandatory for all Reichsbahn officials.
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