German Flak Towers Images

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German Flak Towers Images

Post by K4KittyCrew » Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:14 am

Hi folks, I was doing a bit more researching and came across some articles on flak towers.
Such a mass of concrete, even todays' governments are loathed to take them down.

If anyone wishes to add more images or details, please do and lists all credits.
Cheers,
John
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Re: German Flak Towers Images

Post by K4KittyCrew » Mon May 19, 2014 9:08 am

If any members or guest have any interesting images and or stories on flak batteries, please post them here.
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Re: German Flak Towers Images

Post by K4KittyCrew » Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:11 am

Here are a couple more images.
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Re: German Flak Towers Images

Post by K4KittyCrew » Sun Feb 15, 2015 9:37 am

Thought l'd bring this thread back up because the images are quite unique and thought provoking.
If anyone has any more images of flak towers and alike, fill free to post them here with all sources listed.
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Re: German Flak Towers Images

Post by K4KittyCrew » Sat Oct 03, 2015 2:06 am

Wayne mentioned this thread in another post so I thought I would bring it back up again, hoping Christophe may wish to post some images
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Re: German Flak Towers Images

Post by Christophe » Mon Oct 05, 2015 12:41 pm

Okay, John,

I can't resist your charme, so here are some pictures from my father-in-law, but let me start with an explication: he was (from 1939 up to September 1944) allways travelling with his flak-battery all across Germany, Pilsen (today Czech Republic) and France, because their "Flak's" were fixed on trains, not on towers (or trucks) like shown mostly on the pictures above...
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the big one
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picture taken in Nürnberg, Nov. 1941, where they had to defend the "Diplomaten-Bahnhof" (Railwaystation for high-rankin foreign diplomats)
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the small brother of the big 8.8 cm-Flak (they called it "Spritze" (syringe)
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did you remark the 4 white rings on the gun barrel?
You will understand what they mean when I show you another picture, but now I have to make a break - I will continue
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the "Führer" himself visiting the battery in München, 5th of Nov. 1942
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Re: German Flak Towers Images

Post by jamesinnewcastle » Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:19 pm

Hi Christophe

Great pictures, always interesting to see the 'unofficial' pictures that have lain around hidden for years. Always something more 'people' about them I find.


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Re: German Flak Towers Images

Post by K4KittyCrew » Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:44 am

Great stuff, Christophe ................. as James has said, images & details from private collection provide the best stories.
Many thanks for posting them.
Please feel free to post more.
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Re: German Flak Towers Images

Post by Christophe » Tue Oct 06, 2015 5:24 pm

ok, let's go on:

now you see the meaning of the white stripes:
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Lt. Wars und Wachtmeister Alber, München, Okt. 42
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My father in law (19 years old), the second from left side:
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and that's what is called "Rohr-Krepierer" in german ("barrel burst"):
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"11.05.41, Abfahrt von Münster nach Wupertal"
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Re: German Flak Towers Images

Post by Christophe » Tue Oct 06, 2015 5:45 pm

and here some more:
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and once again "Leutnant Wars" as "Batterieführer" (on the right) - doesn't he look like a hollywood-nazi, maybe the young Marlon Brando ?
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Montoir-de-Bretagne, Nov. 42
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