Archive for the ‘Photography’ Category

Bunkervillages

In the Netherlands quite a few Atlantikwall complexes where re-used as small villages after the war. Sometimes for permanent housing, but most of the times just as summerhouses. Reusing the bunkers – which in most cases were light constructions of the VF and Kuver types – started almost immediately after the war. In  some places it was even a necessary evil […]

Posted on October 20, 2011 at 11:26 pm by Peter de Krom · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Photography

Master of camouflage

This bunker for communications in Schagen, Holland, was unfortunately demolished after the war. Luckily there’s this picture of what appears to be a thirties style house. What an effort to camouflage this bunker!  

Posted on September 23, 2011 at 3:01 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Holland, Photography · Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,

Hedgehogs

A random, but remarkable photograph. Three explosions, three British Navy commando’s. From now on I will try to post a random but remarkable photograph on a regular basis.

Posted on September 15, 2011 at 12:18 pm by Peter de Krom · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Photography · Tagged with: 

Achtung.. Feuer!

We received this great ‘shot’ from Steve Powell. Firing the 22cm K532 (f) gun in coastal artillery battery ‘Generaloberst Dollmann’ on Guernsey.

Posted on July 4, 2011 at 11:57 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Photography · Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,

Battered Normandy

Since it’s June I found It interesting to share the following initiative that focuses on the Normandy landings through Photography. On Flickr you can find ‘PhotosNormandie‘. A collaborative project for social indexing of historical imagery taken during the Normandy campaign from June 6 to the end of August 1944. Here photos from several archives are […]

Posted on June 17, 2011 at 2:05 am by Peter de Krom · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Photography · Tagged with: , , , , , ,

Before the graffiti

Preservation of bunkers has pros and cons. Sometimes there are moral dillemas. And for me that’s the Landfront of Vlissingen in Holland. About ten years ago, a first part of the magnificent Landfront Vlissingen was made accessible through a bicycle path. The Bunkerbehoud (bunker preservation) foundation removed loads of earth. For the first time in […]

Posted on October 18, 2010 at 11:37 am by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · One Comment
In: Holland, News, Photography · Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,

Reliving history

On 19 September a step back in time was made on the Forteiland in IJmuiden. Here’s an impression.

Posted on September 29, 2010 at 11:23 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · One Comment
In: Photography · Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,

Sperrfeuer

Sometimes you can still find nice details inside a rusty armoured turret. Although the two Sechsschartentürme of Pen-Bron (Bretagne, France) are not in the best shape, they are quite complete and show some of these details. Written on the ceiling in pencil are firing directions for both machine guns. Each Scharte has a number, in this […]

Posted on August 17, 2010 at 3:27 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Photography · Tagged with: , , , , , ,

Painted black

A regular armoured door, type 434P01.

Posted on August 4, 2010 at 11:27 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Photography

Pleumeur-Gautier

One of four 669s of the inland battery at Pleumeur-Gautier. Absolutely beautiful.

Posted on August 4, 2010 at 10:57 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Photography · Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,