WWII near you
ABWorsham4 last edited by
Do any of you have any WWII related places near you?
I live in East Texas and we have several German POW camp sites. The old middle high school building of our home town was built by German POW’s.
I work very close to “Camp X”. A secret facility during WW2 where the British government trained Spies and operatives to be dropped into Europe.
There is also an old POW camp in a town near by “POW Camp 19 - Bowmanville”
The General Motors plant in Oshawa built many vehicles and trucks for the effort.
The Oshawa Air port was also the training station and home of the 420 Wing (Bomber Command)
I see a part of WW2 history every day where I live.
I live in the Netherlands, near Rotterdam, the center of which was bombed by the Germans in 1940. The remainders of the Atlantikwall are just twenty miles away. My old school was commandeered by the German military. Unexploded ordnance is still occasionally being detected and cleared. Walking in a park last week, I saw an old Panther tank, now a memorial to the fighting that once took place there. I even work for a government institution that supports WWII victims.
Yes, it’s everywhere. From the names of streets, to the silence of the graveyards, to the stories and memories of elderly people.
poloplayer15 last edited by
i live near selfridge and about 45 minutes way from willow run, a factory built by for to make B-24 liberators
Nürnberg is full of it…
- the Trials
- the Colloseum
- Race laws
- Julius Streicher
- Bombing raids
- parts of the 4th Panzer - Division ( Wehrkreis Würzburg/Nürnberg)
- SS barracks went into Merryl-barracks used by the American Forces now used for Refugees
I also visited KZ- Dachau but only a tenth of the Konzentration Camp remains as well as Bergen Belsen…
I was once in the Wevelsburg for a tour…
and last but not least Berlin when the Wall was still up…