Posted: , Last update: March 29 2018, in Atlantic Wall, Bunkers, Fortresses & Strongpoints. No Comments

Hidden in a small forest at West-Souburg, heavy Batterie Nord “Stützpunkt Fichte” was a field position of the Kriegsmarine. The main armament of the position were 105mm SK C/32 naval guns.

Posted: , Last update: December 17 2017, in Cemeteries. No Comments

This is the only large WW2 cemetery for fallen American soldiers on Dutch soil. Most of these victims fell during Operation Marketgarden, the Ardennes Offensive and the Battle of the Ruhr.

Posted: , Last update: December 7 2017, in Cemeteries. 1 Comment

In this quiet graveyard of the Parish Church of St Martin’s Bladon, England, lies the grave of Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965).

Posted: , Last update: November 24 2017, in Atlantic Wall, Bunkers, Fortresses & Strongpoints. No Comments

Stützpunkt Von Kleist was a Heeresbatterie of the VB Vlissingen. The battery had a fire support role defending the Landesfront of the Verteidigungsbereich of Flushing.

Posted: , Last update: November 21 2017, in Atlantic Wall, Bunkers, Fortresses & Strongpoints. No Comments

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

Posted: , Last update: October 27 2017, in Personal stories. No Comments

With great pride we can announce that the first LandmarkScout book is out! After working on this project almost continuously for the past two and a half years, we are more than happy to share it with you.

Posted: , Last update: October 21 2017, in Atlantic Wall, Historic Sites & Battlefields, Memorials & Monuments. No Comments

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.

Posted: , Last update: August 26 2017, in Memorials & Monuments. No Comments

On 14 October 1944, two Generals came to pick up Erwin Rommel at his home. Rommel said farewell to his wife and son, got into the car with the men and drove off.

Posted: , Last update: August 26 2017, in Cemeteries. 4 comments

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

Posted: , Last update: August 4 2017, in Third Reich Sites & Architecture. No Comments

In this building situated in the Upper-Austrian city of Braunau am Inn (then the Austria-Hungarian empire) Adolf Hitler was born on the 20th of April 1889.

Posted: , Last update: July 12 2017, in Cemeteries. No Comments

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 »

Posted: , Last update: June 12 2017, in Bunkers, Fortresses & Strongpoints. No Comments

Bayernwald was part of the German front line in WWI. Situated on a hill it was a key position and therefore suffered constant attacks and artillery bombardments by the opposing British forces.

Posted: , Last update: September 10 2017, in D-Day Normandy, Museums & Collections. No Comments

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.

Posted: , Last update: May 18 2017, in D-Day Normandy, Memorials & Monuments. 1 Comment

On D-Day, June 6th 1944, Piper William “Bill” Millin led the way playing his bagpipe for the Scottish Commando’s of Lord Lovat’s 1st Special Service Brigade landing on the shore of Sword Beach.

Posted: , Last update: May 18 2017, in Cemeteries. 1 Comment

With the construction of a military training complex in Wünsdorf-Zossen in 1909, this cemetery became the final resting place for soldiers from all over the world during both World Wars.

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