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War & Pieces: 9 Bombed-Out But Preserved Buildings of WWII

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War and Pieces: 9 Preserved Bombed-Out WWII Buildings

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Bombs dropped in Greater London - Bomb Sight - Mapping the World War 2 London Blitz Bomb Census

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War time pictures of destruction visited on the city of Bristol by German bombers. St Peter's Church. Blitz Between 24 November 1940 and 11 April 1941 there ...

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Frauenkirche ruins with a figure of Martin Luther that survived the bombings

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Castle Street during the Second World War Blitz on Bristol

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... of the remaining major flour mills in London, Spiller's Millenium Mills is look back into the history of the city. The building … | Abandoned | Pinte…

The story of Berlin's WWII Tempelhof Airport which is now Germany's largest refugee shelter

The last of the remaining major flour mills in London, Spiller's Millenium Mills is look back into the history of the city. The building and the land on ...

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A hundred thousand people were killed by the atomic bomb. Survivors wonder why they lived when so many others died.

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Larundel Hospital: An Abandoned Mental Asylum in Melbourne

Frozen: These ageing vehicles, some of which helped with the war effort, lay

Over ninety percent of the city centre was destroyed.

A view from the town hall over the Altstadt (old town), 1910

Hoover Dam pillbox. An abandoned World War II ...

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Inside North Wales' secret bunkers that homed tonnes of WW2 ammunition and millions of pounds worth of national treasures

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Above a pair of US Army M1 wrecker trucks right the tipped-over wreckage of a Panzer IV during a battlefield clean-up. The M1's boom crane had a 10-capacity ...

Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

Easton Road, Bristol the morning after a large air raid on the city. The bus in the foreground was from the Lawrence Hill depot and was destroyed by a bomb.

A view of the destruction in Riga, the capital of Latvia, on October 3, 1941, after the wave of war had passed over it, the Russians had withdrawn and it ...

A Type 94 tankette in occupied Japan being lined up for dynamiting in late 1945. A pre-WWII design, these little vehicles could be penetrated by .50BMG ...

A small but not trivial number of Japanese personnel allied themselves with Indonesian separatists at the end of WWII, including some pilots.

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Run in Life magazine in 1949, this photo shows a field of abandoned vehicles in Okinawa four years after the end of WWII. Some were leftover from the battle ...

The UK was discarding so many WWII-era types so rapidly that there was a glut to scrap them, and often some ended up like this.

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Three hundred fascist insurgents were killed in this explosion in Madrid, Spain, under the five-story Casa Blanca building, on March 19, 1938.

The area now known as the Bear Pit was bombed during World War Two

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This field of abandoned Japanese warplanes in the Dutch East Indies was bombed by the Netherlands air force in 1946. A small but not trivial number of ...

Aerial bombing of Barcelona in 1938 by Franco's Nationalist Air Force. The Spanish Civil War saw some of the earliest extensive use of aerial bombardment of ...

Damage in Balham, London, following a nighttime air raid on October 14, 1940

A severely damaged brick and concrete tower, pierced with numerous shell holes

Buddhist priests of the Big Asakusa Temple prepare for the Second Sino-Japanese War as they wear gas masks during training against future aerial attacks in ...

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A picture taken during the blitz during WW2 by Bristol photojournalist Jim Facey of firefighters attempt to put out a blaze in a burning building at the ...

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Nicknamed Satan, this bomb landed in Beckington Road, Knowle, during the raid of January 3, 1941

Abandoned World War II-era housing at the former Wendover Air Force Base (Photo: Mark Hufstetler / Creative Commons)

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A concrete military structure on a hill, shrouded in fog.

James Payne at his desk on the Pacific island of Tinian, where the atomic bombs that ended World War II were prepared and deployed

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Body of a woman who died in an air-raid shelter

A man, his wife, and child are seen after they had left Minsk on August 9, 1941, when the German army swarmed in. The original wartime caption reads, ...

A 2018 aerial view looking northeast shows the hangars & seaplane ramp of NAS Sitka remain intact.

In some cases, entire piles of unwanted war salvage was bought as one lot by a local speculator, who would hold it until scrap metal prices rose.

Destroyed: This pan scraper, a piece of agricultural machinery often used for the removal

However, the hills on and the geographical location of the bombing site caused the eventual impact to be smaller than days earlier in Hiroshima.

The remains of the Berlin Palace in 1950. Myriad historically and architecturally significant buildings were destroyed or severely damaged by World War II ...

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Abandoned Island Fortress: Fort Alexander sits abandoned on a man-made island off the

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During World War II, 642 residents were massacred by German soldiers as punishment for the French Resistance. The village was razed by the Germans and still ...

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Abandoned Fort Carroll, Baltimore, Maryland (The man-made island of Fort…

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Kowloon Walled City in China: During British rule, neither China nor Britain wanted responsibility for it so it became its own lawless city.

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Site that's been abandoned since World War II gets its only visitors of the year | Daily Mail Online

Helena TX - 1873 Karnes County Courthouse built to replace wooden one that burned.

Interest: A rare visitor to Imber takes a picture of an old abandoned house in

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The frequent bombing of the beautiful medieval city of Rouen, France, caused widespread death

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Desolate: The bizarre looking houses which soldiers use to train in are seen in the

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Ruins: Old abandoned houses, now used for military training, are dotted throughout the

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The UK was discarding so many WWII-era types so rapidly that there was a glut to scrap them, and often some ended up like this.

Above a pair of US Army M1 wrecker trucks right the tipped-over wreckage of a Panzer IV during a battlefield clean-up. The M1's boom crane had a 10-capacity ...

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Run in Life magazine in 1949, this photo shows a field of abandoned vehicles in Okinawa four years after the end of WWII. Some were leftover from the battle ...

Rouen firefighters work to extinguish flames inside the Notre-Dame Cathedral, which suffered severe

... New York's Times Square is packed Monday, May 7, 1945, with crowds celebrating the news of Germany's unconditional surrender in World War II. #

A damage-assessment photograph after an American air raid on July 8, 1944,

After the Germans destroyed Florence's Ponte Santa Trinita, the British dynamited the ruins to erect a temporary span at the site.

No ceremony or marking was done for the wreck as it was covered with rubble. In 1978 the Kieler Nachrichten newspaper pinpointed the location, ...

Rouen first felt war's impact when the 5th Panzer Division rolled through during the German invasion

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... Service (WVS) arrive early to prepare breakfast for the men of the 'Blitz Repair Squad', a team of builders who have come to London from various parts ...

GERMANS QUEUE UP for information and advice at a military government detachment headquarters.

A Type 94 tankette in occupied Japan being lined up for dynamiting in late 1945. A pre-WWII design, these little vehicles could be penetrated by .50BMG ...

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Visitors: People stop to take pictures of tanks left beside the road in Imber

Harbor facilities on the Seine River in Rouen had been some of the most important in

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One of the bridges over the Seine knocked out by Allied bombers, photographed on May

A bombed-out home in Qaiyara. Giles Price/Institute, for The New York Times

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In 1944, after Allied fores had liberated Rome, Italians removed brickwork that had shielded Michelangelo's sculpture of Moses.

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Smoke pours from a Rouen oil depot during a raid by the U.S. Eighth Air Force

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Army nurses at work in the postoperative ward, U.S. Army 10th Field Hospital, Grandvillers, France, 1944. (National Archives)

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By the end of 1964, more damage had been inflicted on the South Vietnamese railway system in a two-month period that in 15 years of World War II and the ...

The Nazis destroyed several historic bridges in Florence. (Gabinetto Fotografico del Polo Museale Fiorentino / Courtesy of Ilaria Dagnini Brey )

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