Google Earth - WW2 Artifacts and other Related Objects

Discussion in 'WW2 Battlefields Today' started by David Layne, Oct 9, 2006.

  1. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Nice that the Iwo M4's so well preserved, right down to the wooden planking armour.
    (Hmm, is it the actual planking? Or some kind of residue left by the wood rotting off? Cement filling from between planks and armour even? )

    Doesn't immediately look like much is missing at all, it'd be a pleasing project for a modeller:
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  2. marcus69x

    marcus69x I love WW2 meah!!!

    Anybody noticed that Auschwitz is now viewable?

    Always been blurred out for some reason but you can now have a good scroll about. Remember to have Paranamio selected so you can click on the photos.
     

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  3. marcus69x

    marcus69x I love WW2 meah!!!

    Another nice feature of Google Earth I've only just found out about is 360 cities.

    Anyone used it? Under gallery, select 360cities [​IMG] and when you click on the red circle, it brings up a photo of where you've zoomed into. Click on the photo and you can look about the area in 360 degrees.

    Quite good, especially at Auschwitz. The barracks are quite eerie and depressing.
     
  4. marcus69x

    marcus69x I love WW2 meah!!!

    And here is Auschwitz I.

    I was confused at first that I couldn't see the famous Arbeit Macht Frei sign.

    It's a little South East to the main camp.
     

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  5. Groundhugger

    Groundhugger Senior Member

    Tobruk in Libya
    Excellent Italian defence structures circling 'Tobruk' and the massive El-adem Airbase , at the 5 o'clock 30 km
     
  6. marcus69x

    marcus69x I love WW2 meah!!!

    Can you post a KMZ file for it or the coordiates?
     
  7. tovarisch

    tovarisch Discharged

  8. tovarisch

    tovarisch Discharged

    Damn, didn't notice that a GE thread was already well underway. Grrr.
     
  9. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    location of La Grande Vallee near Hangest location of these rather famous photos.
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  10. marcus69x

    marcus69x I love WW2 meah!!!

    I love Google Earth me. Our lass always says, "Now what you looking at"?. My response to which is always, "Nothing". lol.

    I love to zoom in on inconspicuous parts of the ocean and see what tiny islands pop up.

    Found some mad little islands out there, then have a quick google about them and sometimes you find out little snippets of interest about them.

    Google earth is one of the best past times for boredom ever!!!
     
  11. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

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  12. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    I'm definitely not an expert on Google eart, how the hell do I create a kmz file?? :(

    Worse than that, I was browsing over Portuguese air bases and I stumbled upon the former depot at Alverca.

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    I'm looking at

    - 2 x Nord Noratlas,
    - 2 x DC-6
    - 1 x Beech AT-45 or similar :mad:
    - 5 hulks of JU52 in variable states of disrepair!!! :mad::mad::mad:
     
  13. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    To make a kmz file, add a placemark on Googleearth, then right click the placemark & 'save place as..'
    Here's a German bunker that's fallen into the sea due to cliff erosion.
    Stumbled across website it whilst looking for a gite.

    Criel Plage and Mesnil-Val-Plage

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    kmz file attacthed
     

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  14. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    So far so good, but then how do I post the file?
     
  15. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    So far so good, but then how do I post the file?


    add it to your post the same as anyother attachment.
     
  16. hucks216

    hucks216 Member

    Here are some more from WW2...

    Sobibor KZ
    Mauthausen KZ
    Belzec KZ
    The Mareth Line
    Barrikady Factory in Stalingrad
    Maxim Gorki I & II Coastal Gun Batteries in the Crimea
    WW2 German Defence Lines
     

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  17. marcus69x

    marcus69x I love WW2 meah!!!

    Anyone know the co-ordinates for Moissey Ford in the falaise Gap?

    Looking around on google earth now but haven't found anything yet.
     
  18. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

    Is this it?
    48 48' 42'' N, 00 05' 28'' E
     
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  19. marcus69x

    marcus69x I love WW2 meah!!!

    Idler, looks like it.

    Nice one bud.
     

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