World War II Abandoned Places

World War II Abandoned Places

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A rusting anti-aircraft fort in the North Sea. A German submarine base in France. A Flak tower in a Viennese park - more than 70 years after the end of World War II, its legacy can still be seen from Europe to Japan.
World War II Abandoned Places explores more than 100 bunkers, pillboxes, submarine bases, forts and gun emplacements from the North Sea to Okinawa. Included are defensive structures, such as the Maginot Line on France's eastern border with Germany, Germany's own western and eastern border defences, and the Atlantic Wall, the German-built bunkers and pillboxes on the coast from Denmark down to Brittany. The book also includes both Hitler's and Himmler's Eastern Front bunkers in Poland.
But beyond the military installations, the book explores the ruins of concentration camps, the empty village of Oradour-Sur-Glane, Hitler's mountain retreat at Berchtesgaden and the dilapidated Nazi party rally grounds in Nuremberg, among other non-military places.
With 150 outstanding colour photographs, World War II Abandoned Places is a brilliant pictorial examination of both the military and non-military legacy of the conflict.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 233 x 303 x 25.4mm | 1,400g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 150 photos; 150 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1782745491
  • 9781782745495
  • 34,597

Table of contents


Germany and Central Europe
Tunnel, Obersalzberg, Bavaria
Flak Tower L, Vienna, Austria
Flak Tower G, Hamburg
Tank Traps, Hollerath, Eifel
Bunker (exterior and interior view), Huertgen Forest, Eifel
Bunker, Lostau, Saxony-Anhalt
Bunker Entrances, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Flak Tower, Humboldthain, Berlin
V-2 Rocket Factory, Peenemunde, Usedom
Bunker Valentin, Bremen, Germany
Holiday Camp, Prora, Rugen Island
Lake Toplitz, Austria
Bunker, Switzerland

Eastern Europe
Bunker, Hory Mountains, Bohemia, Czech Republic
Tank Traps, Slavonice, Czech Republic
Concentration Camp, Terezin, Czech Republic
Torpedo Research Station, Gdynia Oksywie, Poland
Bunkers, Arpad Line, Carpathian Mountains, Ukraine
Lookout, Saaremaa Island, Estonia
Artillery Battery Platform, Gdansk, Poland
Wolf's Lair Bunker, Ketrzyn, Poland
'Hochwald', Himmler's Headquarters, Pozezdrze, Poland
Fortification, Miedzyrzecz, Poland
Underground Factory, Wlodarz, Poland
Old Steam Mill, Volgograd (Stalingrad), Russian Federation
Pavlov's House, Volgograd (Stalingrad), Russian Federation
Oreshek Fortress Prison, Shlisselburg, Russian Federation
Totleben Fort Island, Gulf of Finland, Russian Federation

Mediterranean, Africa and Middle East
Unexploded Bombs, Albania
Abandoned Vehicle, Western Desert, Egypt
Truck in Hold of Sunken SS Thistlegorm, Red Sea, off Egypt
Italian Submarine Scire, Haifa Bay, Israel
Collapsed Bunker, Kalamaki Beach, Zakynthos, Greece
Corridor, Fort Istibey, Serres, Macedonia, Greece
Concrete Pillbox, Cinque Terre, Liguria, Italy
Bunker, Punta Chiappa, Liguria, Italy
Concrete Bunker, Gulf of La Spezia, Liguria, Italy
Fort, Mamula Island, Montenegro
Campo di Fossoli, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Jeep, Ouadane, Mauritania
Observation Post, Cape Point, South Africa
Coastal Bunker, Son Bou Beach, Menorca, Spain
Bunker, El Medano Beach, Tenerife, Canary Islands

North America
Bunker, Kodiak Island, Alaska
Logging Camp, Louise Island, British Columbia, Canada
Abandoned US Base, Ikkatteq, Greenland
Air-Raid Shelter, Narsarsuaq, Greenland
Battery Townsley, Fort Cronkhite, California
'Bunker Point', off Highway 1, Halfmoon Bay, California
Guard Tower, Manzanar Internment Camp, Mojave Desert, California
Gatehouse, 'Slab City', Niland, California
Munitions Storage Bunker, Sandy Hook, New Jersey
U-85 U-boat, Cape Hatteras, North Carolina
Lookout Post, Smith Island, Washington

Far East and the Pacific
Anti-Aircraft Gun, Eastern Island, Midway Atoll
Gun Battery, Kiribati, Gilbert Islands
Bunker, Oahu, Hawaii
Munitions Store, Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia
Pillbox, Johor, Malaysia
Pillbox, Eastern Island, Midway Atoll
Bunker, Wong Nai Chung Gap, Hong Kong
Abandoned Military Building, Mount Davis, Hong Kong
Abandoned Airfield, Vanuatu
Japanese Headquarters, Peleliu, Palau Islands
Japanese Anti-Aircraft Gun, Mission Hill, Wewak, Papua New Guinea
Air-Raid Shelter, Peleliu, Palau Islands
US Amphibious LVT, Bloody Nose Ridge, Peleliu, Palau Islands
Labrador Battery, Singapore
Japanese Type 95 Ha-Go Tank, Chuuk Lagoon, Micronesia
Japanese Midget Tank, Lelu Harbour, Kosrae Island, Micronesia
Wing and Fuselage of DC-3, Vansittart Bay, Western Australia
Lockheed Ventura, Kimbe, West New Britain, Papua New Guinea
Mitsubishi Ki-21, Rabaul, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea
Mitsubishi A6M 'Zero' Fighter, Palau, Micronesia
Abandoned Equipment, Million Dollar Point, Espiritu Santo Island, Vanuatu
Kawanishi H8K 'Emily' Flying Boat, Chuuk Lagoon, Micronesia
Aichi E13A 'Jake' Seaplane, Solomon Islands
The A-Bomb Dome, Hiroshima, Honshu, Japan

Great Britain and Ireland
Coastal Defences, Shoeburyness, Essex
Pillbox at Cornelian Bay, Scarborough, Yorkshire
Causeway to Cramond Island, Edinburgh
Tank Traps, Inverbervie, Scotland
Deserted Village, Tyneham, Dorset
Control Tower, Davidstow, Cornwall
Tank Traps, Lossiemouth II, Moray, Scotland
Maunsell Fort, Thames Estuary
Gun Emplacement, Blyth, Northumberland
Emplacement, South Queensferry, Scotland
Anti-Tank Blocks, Druridge Bay, Northumberland
D-Day Embarkation Jetty, Lepe Beach, Hampshire
Emplacement, Cuckmere Haven, East Sussex
Observation Post, Loch Ewe, Orkney Islands, Scotland
Concrete Shelters, Hoy, Orkney Islands, Scotland
Pillbox, Rye, Sussex
German Hospital, Guernsey
Lookout Tower, Malin Head, Republic of Ireland
Tank Traps, Aberlady, Scotland
Pillbox Interior, RAF Biggin Hill, Kent
'Listening Ears', Dungeness, Kent
Cabinet War Rooms, Whitehall, London

France and the Low Countries
Concrete Bunker, Quiberville Coast, Normandy
German Submarine Pens, St Nazaire, Brittany
Keroman Submarine Pens, Lorient, Brittany
Coastal Defences, Omaha Beach, Normandy
Concrete Tetrahedrons, Normandy
Corridors, Ouvrage Schoenenbourg, Bas-Rhin
Machine-Gun Turrets, Alpes-Maritimes
Gun Emplacement, Longues-sur-Mer, Normandy
Radar Emplacement, Cap Fagnet, Normandy
Observation Tower-Bunker, Oye Plage, Cote d'Opale
German Emplacement, Ile Cezembre, Brittany
Bunker, Atlantic Coast, Brittany
Bunker, Pointe de Penhir, Brittany
Wrecked Ship, Lorient, Brittany
Hitler's Bunker, Bruly-de-Pesche, Ardennes, Belgium
Oradour-sur-Glane, Haute-Vienne, France

Ruined Fortification, Jutland Coast, Denmark
US Landing Craft, Mjoifjordur, Eastern Iceland
Bunker Interior, Fulunaes, Sweden
Concrete Bunker, Hvitanes, Iceland
Bunker, Grenen, Jutland, Denmark
Oil Drums, Krossfjord, Svalbard (Spitzbergen)
Wrecked German Junkers Ju 88, Kapp Borthen, Svalbard
Traces of German Weather Station Schatzgrabber, Alexandra Land, Franz Josef Land
Remains of German Weather Station Knospe, Svalbard
Remains of German Weather Station Nussbaum, Svalbard
Remains of German Weather Station Kreuzritter, Svalbard
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About Michael Kerrigan

Michael Kerrigan was educated at St. Edward's College and University College, Oxford, England. He is the author of The History of Death, A Dark History: The Roman Emperors, Ancients In Their Own Words, World War II Plans That Never Happened, and American Presidents: A Dark History. He is a columnist, book reviewer, and feature writer for publications including the Scotsman and the Times Literary Supplement. Michael Kerrigan lives with his family in Edinburgh.
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