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Discussion in 'Military History' started by PzJgr, Dec 28, 2005.

  1. PzJgr

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    I took another look at this site. Does anyone know of any sites that have photos of Zossen or of Rastenburg?
     
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    Your guess is as good as mine on this my friend. I looked through many pics on that site and in links and found it pretty fascinating. Did you notice that many of the structures above ground, look like the Maginot Line?
     
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    Yes. I did run across a site that had more photos but cannot find it now. In those photos, the concrete buildings were camoflaged to look like regular houses. They were painted to look like the gingerbread style farm houses and some had trees painted on them. I always heard about Zossen and wanted to see what it looked like.
     
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    Thanx PzJgr!

    excellent find!
     
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    I meant to mention that the Naval and Military Press sell a book on Zossen- Underground Military Command Bunkers of Zossen, Germany
    www.naval-military-press.com/
     
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    I believe I have seen those camouflaged houses that you mentioned. I don't remember what site they were on--or either they were in one of those Hoistory Channel documentaries. Anyway, they were so well painted that you could not tell they were not what they appeared to be unless your eyeballs were on that structure. I have also seen soem that were somewhere in England as well-only I don't remember if they were wooden or concrete?
     
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    the ones I have seen were concrete and they were very good. You could see they were concrete only when the photographer got close.
     
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    Sorry it took me so long to get back here to reply. And God, looking at my quoted post proves that my spelling is veri schlecht.


    My memory is bad as well. I saw a nice documentary done on them (produced by the History Channel) and these were some that werein England and I do remember that they also showed photos of and talked about, the miles and miles of camoflage, they covered some of our industry back in WWII as well.

    I used to hav about 1,000 or so documentaries on tape, but got rid of some 400 tapes++ about a year ago due to space. Anyway, ill check my remaining tapes and see if I still have that Doc, and will watch it again if I do have it.
     

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