Google Earth - WW2 Artifacts and other Related Objects

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

  1. Jen'sHusband

    Jen'sHusband Punchbag

    Sorry about that Mr. L. I made the post and then promptly forgot about it. I think it was used to move a lifeboat about after the war, IIRC.
  2. DanielG

    DanielG Senior Member

    Who the hell carries spray bombs into the bush on a hike? Before and after pics of Canso crashed on Vancouver Island.

    Attached Files:

  3. white1

    white1 Discharged

    yes sorry i know I posted this in the wrong topic.!! my bad.
    Love your posts though.
  4. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

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    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

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    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

  7. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball It's a way of life.

    That's brilliant.
  8. Don2nd9th

    Don2nd9th New Member

    Spidge, have you tried to view Tobruk. Most outposts and the tank ditch are still visible.

    JERICHO Junior Member

    As part of the celebrations of the Battle of the Somme in 1916, I created the files so you can discover the different places of the fighting, as well as the various places of memories for tablets or phones.
    The files work on Google Earth and Maps too.

    I wish you in advance a stay in the Somme and I hope the files will help you in your visit.



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  10. Paul Bradford

    Paul Bradford Active Member

    The SS Richard Montgomery in the Thames Estuary cannot be viewed on Google Earth! However, the Mulberry Harbour aground in the area can be seen.
    Google Maps
    Also, an anti submarine boom at East Beach, Shoeburyness.
    Google Maps
  11. Paul Bradford

    Paul Bradford Active Member

    In the late 1980', early 1990's I went to a security exhibition in Norwich on behalf of Essex Police Crime Prevention as they were considering cctv coverage in Southend-on-Sea. The reason for it being in Norwich was this company had just installed cctv there.
    It was fascinating. They showed how motorway cameras could be set for number plate recognition (this was years before the ANPR cameras began to be used by the Police) to search for a particular vehicle. They also demonstrated the cameras taking an oblique view of a passing car and the computer technology was able to 'turn' the number plate so it could be viewed directly. The technology available today to some agencies must be fantastic.
  12. SDP

    SDP Incurable Cometoholic

    ......according to Google Earth the SS Richard Montgomery is currently closed but it does provide a useful (sic) telephone number. Curious?

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  13. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Her Majesty's Coastguard, apparently.

    Google's mapping tools have got much shinier since this thread started.
    Must look into a 'WW2Talk Map' again.
    Still got all the KMZ/KML files somewhere.
    Started a while back, but gave up as it was awkward to control contributions. Need to find a way to allow members to add to it, or a bit pointless.
    Embedding was quite crude a few years back. Might have improved and allow some way to place within this site for members to use.
    Might not.
    Might be a plugin.
    (Ah, 2F had a member map, didn't it...)

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