Bunkers, Fortresses & Strongpoints

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, Last update: February 16 2017,
Stutzpunktgruppe Katwijk is a defensive strongpoint from the North sea inland to airport Valkenburg near Den Hague in the Netherlands. It is part of the Atlantic Wall.

, Last update: February 13 2017,
These towers were developed specifically as air raid shelters by German Architect Leo Winkel.

, Last update: January 31 2017,
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...

, Last update: December 18 2016,
During World War Two Great Britain tried to defend it long coastline. They build all kinds of protective constructions, lookout posts, searchlight positions and other warning systems.

, Last update: October 24 2016,
Between Omaha beach and Gold beach lies Marine Küsten Batterie Longues-sur-Mer or M.K.B. Longues-sur-Mer. Construction started in September 1943 and finished just two months before D-day in April 1944.

, Last update: September 19 2016,
To restructure the German Army Command, Hitler founded the OKH and OKW organisations. Both commands were stationed in two neighbouring facilities Maybach I and Maybach II in the forested...

, Last update: May 16 2016,
Near the town of Cramond in Scotand is the tidal Cramond island. During World War Two the entrance towards the river Almond was protected with a submarine defense wall...

, Last update: March 3 2016,
Fort Mahler a.k.a Fort du Larmont Inférieure was built between 1843 and 1851 to cover the flank of "Château de Joux" or "Fort de Joux" in case of an...

, Last update: February 11 2016,
On the West side of the Staelduinse Forest lies Artillery Stand "Kormoran". This was an open firing position just outside the inner anti-tank ring of Fortress Hook of Holland...

, Last update: February 8 2016,
As part of the Fortress Hook of Holland, Widerstandsnest (or W.N.) 35 H lay hidden in the relative safety of the Staelduinse Forest, a small distance to the North...

, Last update: February 2 2016,
Situated at a safe distance from the coast in the Staelduinse Forest area at 's-Gravenzande, Stp. XIX was the Fortress Hook of Holland Command Headquarters.

, Last update: January 3 2016,
The Grand Blockhouse is a renovated 5 level fortification build by organization Todt and part of the Atlantic Wall. It is located in Batz-sur-Mer, France, and part of the...

, Last update: January 2 2016,
This museum offers tours inside Pz.W 716 and Pz.W 717 and walks down the vast tunnel system of Festungstellung Oder-Warthe Bogen in Poland.

, Last update: January 6 2016,
It is hard to believe that the epicenter of ww2 Germany 70 years ago is a parking space surrounded by Communist style apartment blocks in Berlin nowadays. But this...

, Last update: January 6 2016,
This bunker was part of "Widerstandsnest 27" and still houses a 5cm Kwk (Panzerabwehrkanone) like it had during the D-day landings on Juno Beach. During the landings on the...




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