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By Jack Goldstein

What used to be the foundation of the be aware ‘Nazi’? Who have been the main figures occupied with the second one global warfare, and what bad guns did they unharness? these kind of questions and extra are replied during this attention-grabbing booklet containing over 100 evidence approximately WWII. even if you're looking for info to incorporate in a venture or article, otherwise you are only attracted to checking out extra approximately this tragic interval in sleek historical past, it is a ideal addition to any bookshelf.

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Luftwaffe airbases in France, the Low Countries, and Scandinavia often had numerous small bunkers and pillboxes to serve as defenses against paratroop attack. This was a less serious threat in Germany itself, with correspondingly fewer strongpoints. Some airfields in Germany had reinforced command post bunkers (Gefechtsstand) but in general, the accent was on functional architecture rather than defensive works. When the threat of Allied fighter strafing increased in 1944, there was some effort to reinforce airfields in Germany, including an extensive effort to erect protective berms (Splitterboxen) around aircraft parking spaces; hardened aircraft shelters were not especially common.

British bombers could not defend themselves in daylight against German fighters and were forced to resort to night bombing. However, navigation aids were so poor that bombing accuracy was abysmally low, and D HOLY GHOST BUNKER, GEFECHTSSTAND IV, HAMBURG This shows Gefechtsstand IV, part of the Heiligengeistfeld Typ 1 Flaktürm complex in Hamburg, and popularly known as the Heiligengeistbunker (“Holy Ghost bunker”) by the local residents. 5m (230ft) wide and 39m (130ft) high. 5ft). It followed the same Typ 1 pattern as the original Berlin Flak towers, with some minor architectural differences.

It employed a set of broad stairs around the central core to speed loading. The flat roof encouraged local units to mount 20mm Flak cannon on the roof, even though that was not authorized. com The Nordwerk aviation plant in the older northern section of the Nordhausen complex was used for aircraft assembly, including the construction of He-162 Volksjäger jet fighters as seen here. The plan was to construct 2,000 fighters here per month once the tunnels were finished. (NARA) in September 1944, Waldwerk Stauffen near Obertraubling in December 1944, and Waldwerk Neuberg/Donau in January 1945.

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