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334th_Grantura
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Joined: Jul 22, 2009
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:48 pm    Post subject: WW2 remains in my area Reply with quote

In my area there are still a lot of remains found of ww2. I open a topic to share some of it with you. From time to time I shall add some interesting things. I think there are in my area more bunkers left then in Normandy.

Here you can read in English what happened in my area:

http://www.combinedops.com/Walcheren.htm

I live in the Province Zeeland, in the area "Walcheren" also known as the German Gibraltar.




2 bunkers near my house and hometown. In this picture they are busy to unearth the bunkers and add them to a bunkerpath for tourists. They are laying next to an anti-tank trench. In the background on the right you can see my howntown koudekerke.



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Explanation sign (Stutzpunkt Kolberg); too bad it's only in Dutch
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334th_Virtue
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Location: Finland

PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:57 pm    Post subject: Re: WW2 remains in my area Reply with quote

Nice pics Grant

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334th_Domino
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Joined: Jul 22, 2009
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Location: Alberta, Canada

PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:45 am    Post subject: Re: WW2 remains in my area Reply with quote

Cool Grant.....I was checking the names to see if my Dad was posted near there in WWII but I think Burgen Op Zoom was the closest to you.

I've been in touch with a fella from France who is writing a book on the 4th Canadian Armoured particularly the South Alberta Regiment in Saint Lambert Sur Dives and the Canadians actions there in WWII.

Some of the below photos are not published so enjoy!! And I even included a video....it's mostly in German but there is some english in it. From :10 to 1:18 min shows the South Alberta's in Saint Lambert Sur Dives when Major Davidi Vivian Currie won his Victoria Cross for his actions.

The battle at St. Lambert Sur Dives was a significant victory for Canada, the Argylls and the SARs. Less than 200 Canadians held off attacks by literally thousands of Germans for three days and played a major role in closing the Falaise Gap which signalled the defeat and destruction of the German Seventh Army.

My Father remembers this battle like yesterday (he's 90 years young still kickin)


Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcwUKUGXiR4

















Cheers!
Darcy

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334th_Grantura
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:57 am    Post subject: Re: WW2 remains in my area Reply with quote

Thanks for sharing those pictures Domino.
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334th_Grantura
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:07 pm    Post subject: Re: WW2 remains in my area Reply with quote

Now we are going a little further from the last location which is also a little further from my house (+/-800Mtr).

a location with again 2 bunkers.









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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:19 pm    Post subject: Re: WW2 remains in my area Reply with quote

wow some great pics guys, there are a few pillboxes in the fields around where i live but not on the same scale as those in youre pictures Grant.

i have a few pics from my fathers time in the 6th Airborne i will have to get them out.

thanks for sharing those pictures
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