World War II sites in Europe

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WWII sites and remains that can be seen./visited today.
La Gleize, Stoumont, BelgiumLa GleizeStoumont, BelgiumA tank for a bottle of cognac? This German “Königstiger II” was abandoned in the Belgian Ardennes during the Battle of the Bulge (that started 75...Audinghen, FranceAudinghenFranceThis is a unique piece in Europe: a WW II Krupp K5 railway gun (type "Leopold"). The K5 could project a 250 kg shell up to almost 70 km and could...Audinghen, FranceAudinghenFranceThe “Batterie Todt” was a WW II battery of coastal artillery, located in Audinghen, near Cape Gris Nez. It consisted of four 380 millimetres...Longues-sur-Mer battery, Longues-sur-Mer, FranceLongues-sur-Mer batteryLongues-sur-Mer, FranceNormandy, traces of D-day. June 6, 2019: 75th anniversary of D-day in Normandy. The German Battery in Longues-sur-Mer is a well-preserved coastal...Colleville-sur-Mer, FranceColleville-sur-MerFranceIn a few weeks, on 6 June 2019, we commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the Allied operation that launched the successful...Colleville-sur-Mer, FranceColleville-sur-MerFranceNormandy, traces of D-day. June 6, 2019: 75th anniversary of D-day in Normandy. On the Viewing Platform of the American Cemetery you have an...Cricqueville-en-Bessin, FranceCricqueville-en-BessinFranceNormandy, traces of D-day. June 6, 2019: 75th anniversary of D-day in Normandy. Six kilometres west of Omaha, the “Pointe du Hoc” towers thirty...Cricqueville-en-Bessin, FranceCricqueville-en-BessinFranceNormandy, traces of D-day. June 6, 2019: 75th anniversary of D-day in Normandy. Today, the Pointe du Hoc looks like the lunar surface. Craters left...Colleville-sur-Mer, FranceColleville-sur-MerFranceNormandy, traces of D-day. June 6, 2019: 75th anniversary of D-day in Normandy. The impressive “Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial” covers 172...La Cambe, FranceLa CambeFranceNormandy, traces of D-day. June 6, 2019: 75th anniversary of D-day in Normandy Photo: La Cambe German War Cemetery. 21,222 German soldiers are...Bayeux, FranceBayeuxFranceNormandy, traces of D-day. June 6, 2019: 75th anniversary of D-day in Normandy Photo: Jagdpanzer (German tank destroyer) in front of the “Museum of...Colleville-sur-Mer, FranceColleville-sur-MerFranceNormandy, traces of D-day. June 6, 2019: 75th anniversary of D-day in Normandy. Photo: “Widerstandsnest 62” was the largest strongpoint of Omaha...Arromanches-les-Bains, FranceArromanches-les-BainsFranceRemnant of the artificial port (1944). #BeachTips #D_day_Normandy #TroveOnTuesday #HistoryCap Blanc-Nez, Escalles, FranceCap Blanc-NezEscalles, FranceAlong with crumbling rocks, this small observation post ended up on the beach. The main bunker itself is still on the cliffs. In 1944 the Calais...Fort Eben-Emael, Bassenge, BelgiumFort Eben-EmaelBassenge, BelgiumA photo with a story: May 10, 1940; 04:25 a.m. How the Second World War started in Belgium. Fort Eben-Emael, near the border with Germany, was the...Bundestag, Berlin, GermanyBundestagBerlin, GermanyPhoto (of a photo) of the Reichstag in May 1945. The original photo can be seen in the dome where the entire history of the Reichstag is shown.Bundestag, Berlin, GermanyBundestagBerlin, GermanyThe Reichstag (today Bundestag), whose image is dominated by a striking dome and four corner towers, was designed by the architect Paul Wallot in...Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Oswiecim, PolandMemorial and Museum Auschwitz-BirkenauOswiecim, Poland27 January is “International Holocaust Remembrance Day”, an international memorial day commemorating the tragedy of the Holocaust that occurred...Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Berlin, GermanyKaiser Wilhelm Memorial ChurchBerlin, GermanyThe Gedächtniskirche or Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church is the symbolic centre of West Berlin, an anti-war memorial to peace and reconciliation....Saint-Marcouf, FranceSaint-MarcoufFranceThis 21cm Skoda canon of the “Crisbecq Battery” had a range of more than 30 kilometres. On D-day (6 June 1944) the battery was engaged in combat...
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