Gjurmët e Luftës së Dytë Botërore

               Publikuar në : 14:01 - 09/12/14 |

Edhe pse ka shumë dekada që ka mbaruar, gjurmët e Luftës së Dytë Botërore mund të shihen kudo përgjatë bregdetit britanik.

Këto kurthe dhe bunkerë ishin ngritur për të rezistuar ndaj një pushtimi nazist.

Marc Wilson ka vendosur të dokumentojë këto gjurmë.

Fotografi 46- vjeçar ka udhëtuar 23 milje në 143 relike bregdetare në Britani, por edhe në Francë, Danimarkë, Norvegji, etj.


Concrete tank defences in the forests near Lossiemouth, MorayMoss: Long since abandoned, the 1892-built Verne Battery was used for storing fieldguns brought over from France, and during WW2 to house ammunition in preparation for the D-Day landings. It also became an AA battery (anti-aircraft artillery). Thousands of gravestones were hewn from Portland Stone for the fallen Allied soldiers who died in both World Wars. It was also used to build the Cenotaph in Whitehall.Camouflage: A pillbox among rocks at St Michael's Mount, Cornwall, a strategic defence since the time of the Spanish Armada. In 1940, it was again garrisoned and fortified with a light anti-aircraft battery and three pillboxes made deliberately to blend with their surroundingsEssex's Dengie peninsula had to be  defended, as it would have offered invaders a short passage to London bypassing the Thames and the MedwayIn Studland Bay, wartime defences have become overgrown and almost completely hidden by trees near the water lineCracked: The elements had hewn this German defence in two at Wissant, northern France. The Nazis believed the Allies would regard Wissant, the closest point on mainland Europe to the English coast, as an ideal beach for an invasion. This defence was removed in 2013Grim: This fortification at Abbot's Cliff, part of the famous white cliffs of Dover in Kent, would have been a crucial lookout for enemy planesStriking: On the other side of the Channel, at Arromanches les Bains, the British built a floating harbour which was used for ten months, landing 2.5 million men, 500,000 vehicles and 4 million tonnes of supplies. It can still be seen today as distant black specks in the waterFlekkeroya, Norway, where German soldiers built a huge coastal fortress preventing Allies from using the Skagerrak - the stretch of sea between Norway and DenmarkMr Wilson travelled 23,000 miles for his project and spent £16,000


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