11 March 2019

Schratzmännele

Schratzmännele, Vosges, France
Category: Historic Landscapes   Tags: WWI
Historic Landscapes - Schratzmännele - Schratzmännele, Vosges, France
28 February 2019

Flugplatz Bergen

Bergen, The Netherlands
Category: Historic Landscapes   Tags: WWII
Historic Landscapes - Flugplatz Bergen - Bergen, The Netherlands
25 January 2019

Fliegerhorst Venlo

Straelen, Germany
Category: Historic Landscapes   Tags: WWII
Historic Landscapes - Fliegerhorst Venlo - Straelen, Germany
14 November 2018

Drei Franzosen

Le Petit Donon, Vosges, France
Category: Historic Landscapes   Tags: WWI
Historic Landscapes - Drei Franzosen - Le Petit Donon, Vosges, France

Le Petit Donon is one of the northern summits of the Vosges Mountains. In 1914 a short but fierce battle took place between the German and French armies. It ended with a German victory.

The dead were buried on the mountain in individual or collective graves, marked by wooden crosses. In 1916, corporal Ludwig Gebhardt was commissioned by the German military command to replace the crosses with steles engraved on sandstone blocks. Each stele includes a serial number, regimental number, rank and name of the buried (if known).

After the war the bodies were reburied at other cemeteries. The many steles remained and can be found around the summit.

6 October 2018

Reclaimed by the Sea

Vigsø, Jutland, Denmark
Category: Historic Landscapes   Tags: Atlantikwall / WWII
Historic Landscapes - Reclaimed by the Sea - Vigsø, Jutland, Denmark