German Flak Towers Images

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Re: German Flak Towers Images

Post by K4KittyCrew » Wed Oct 07, 2015 12:01 pm

K4KittyCrew wrote: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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The person in the middle looks very much like Albert Speer, Minister for Armament, don't you think?
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Re: German Flak Towers Images

Post by Christophe » Thu Oct 08, 2015 11:31 am

next part:
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unbelievable, that somebody had the "coolness" to take pictures in this situation:
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Re: German Flak Towers Images

Post by Christophe » Thu Oct 08, 2015 11:43 am

here some pictures showing a manoeuvre (called "invasion"), Bretagne, Nov. 42:
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"Manöverkritik" after the Invasion
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Re: German Flak Towers Images

Post by Christophe » Thu Oct 08, 2015 12:01 pm

also shown in this manoeuvre:
the "light Flaktrupp" im bodenkampf:
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no manoeuvre: another picture of the "barrel burst":
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and here an inspection in the morning after a british attack (wickrath, 31. Aug.1942 - you remember? that was the morning, when they found the cockpit of an short stirling)
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no fun, if your battery is "rail-bound"
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Re: German Flak Towers Images

Post by Christophe » Thu Oct 08, 2015 12:18 pm

at the edge of the salt-lakes in the Bretagne:
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sorry for the bad quality of some pictures - if someone is interested in a special picture: send me a pm, so I will try to make it much much better ;)

ok, life goes on, and I have to do a lot of things who may be more important (but none of these things is so fascinating like this "amateur-history)


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Re: German Flak Towers Images

Post by PAFG » Fri Oct 09, 2015 11:34 am

Christophe - many thanks for sharing a fascinating series of pictures! It puts flesh on the bones of another part of the story.

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Re: German Flak Towers Images

Post by Christophe » Sat Oct 10, 2015 3:24 pm

puts flesh on the bones....

that's nice, richard, and very very true !

alright, i'm now seriously infected, and so I'll show you some more:

what we also found in this envelope were about 50 postcards - some of them used to write and send away ("Feldpost"), very interesting details, very individual and fascinating, but most of them only to show where they have been and so on....

so there were series of "propaganda-postcards", about the RAD for example, "Reichsarbeitsdienst" (where the "career" of my father-in-law started 1939, 18 years old), and one of these series may be interesting in this topic:

here 4 very good pictures of mobile Flak-batteries:
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Re: German Flak Towers Images

Post by Christophe » Sat Oct 10, 2015 3:28 pm

I can only add three files , so now number four:
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Re: German Flak Towers Images

Post by jamesinnewcastle » Sat Oct 10, 2015 7:33 pm

Hi

The unposed day-to-day ones are so much more evocative - the one with the guns firing gives an interesting alternative view especially if you spend a lot of the time imagining being in an aircraft.

Great pics!

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Re: German Flak Towers Images

Post by Christophe » Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:53 am

hi,

I wanna pose a riddle for you: do you know what this pics show ?

This building can be found in the middle of berlin, and it looks like a flaktower, doesn't it, or maybe a bunker?

hm, it was an order of albert speer himself to build this ........?
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