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Silent Sentinels of WWII

A short video feature produced by MilitaryArchitecture.com to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the End of the Second World War

ART EXHIBITION - Silent Sentinels of WWII

In commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the End of the Second World War, Military Architecture.com is holding an exhibition of original pen drawings of concrete defences from World War Two

Maxim Gorky Naval Battery, Sevastopol

After disastrous war with Japan in 1904-1905 Russian Imperial government decided to upgrade coastal defenses of the Sevastopol Navy Base in Crimea with two huge armored naval gun batteries.

Artillery Buildings in Algoa Bay

Researcher Richard Tomlinson describes what was done to camouflage Port Elizabeth's sea fortifications during the Second World War.

Cave Warfare on Okinawa

By the fall of 1944, the United States was in the final phase of its war against the Empire of Japan.

Forgotten WWII Post at Corradino

One of the least known and studied works of fortification in the Maltese island is the nineteenth-century enceinte known as the Corradino Lines.

Attack on Fort Driant

About 5 miles southwest of Metz, just west of the Moselle River, stood Fort Driant, one of the strongest in the band of forts.  

WWII Towers of the Portsmouth Harbor Defenses

Gun Battery Fire-Control Towers (Base-End Stations) of the Portsmouth Harbor Defense Command.

Medieval and Later Fieldworks

From the late 14th century gunpowder artillery and small arms began to dominate the battlefield,

Fort Hackenberg

Part of the intent of the Maginot Line was to deter war. In this, obviously, it failed.

Hitler's Atlantic Wall: Should France preserve it?

Sections of Hitler's Atlantic Wall are being restored by French enthusiasts.

Scotland's Wartime Defences

The story of wartime defences in Scotland in recent centuries begins with Martello towers.

Sections of Atlantic Wall Sent to Museum

NEW ORLEANS — The grey, concrete, heavily scarred slabs that arrived at the National World War II Museum

The Adolf Gun

The 40.6 cm Schnelladekanone C/34, sometimes known as the Adolfkanone (Adolf gun), was a German naval gun, designed in 1934

 

Defense of Betio Island

The following information about the Japanese defense of Betio Island is based on a joint study made by Marine Corps,

WWII Pillbox discovered at St Paul’s Bay

A World War II concrete machinegun post, or pillbox, has been unearthed at St Paul's Bay, in the north of Malta.  

Wrights Hill Fortress

Wrights Hill Fortress was built in the 1940's as a long range coastal battery to protect Wellington city

Belgian Fortifications, May 1940

The organisation of Belgium's fixed defences in World War II was partly based on the experiences of World War I,

The Mannerheim Line

From the early days of independent Finland to the Winter War.

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