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#1 Mahross

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Posted 25 July 2003 - 02:59 PM

Here are some pics of the battlecruiser Gneisenau's turrets used as fortifacations in Norway.

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This is 'B' Turret at Battery Fjell.

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This is 'C' Turret at Battery Orland

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Posted 26 July 2003 - 04:42 PM

Excellent pictures and site--thank you for showing these.

There is a new book out which is about artillery and bunkers along the Fjords. I don't recall the name of the book but--I saw one of the pictures you posted that was in the book. It's the on eshowing all those German sailors swabbing out the guns.
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Posted 26 July 2003 - 05:14 PM

I seem to remember 'After The Battle' covering these guns a while back - I'd love to see them...
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Posted 28 July 2003 - 01:06 PM

They are big, but this must be big too a 1/72 scale kit of the fortification by Accurate Armour:

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The figure give some idea of the scale of these things.

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Posted 14 October 2008 - 03:00 PM

Gneisenau in Brest 1941...

Gneisenau - Gallery - The Gneisenau at Brest, France
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Posted 14 October 2008 - 04:05 PM

So it was the Germans who installed the turrets in Norway?
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#7 Erich

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Posted 14 October 2008 - 04:28 PM

and these are not the only ones installed in the north, not quite as large as this Schiff's. It is interesting to note that after the huge turrets were removed the ship was used as a blockade by wars end to the Soviets and earlier as a heavy Flak platform

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Posted 14 October 2008 - 07:24 PM

This site has a couple of color pics of her.
Gneisenau - Gallery - The Gneisenau in Colour

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Posted 14 October 2008 - 08:38 PM

I still don't think I can. Is it with a silent G?
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Posted 14 October 2008 - 09:01 PM

say~ Gun E sen ow ............ Joe ~

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 11:50 AM

Think Eisenhower. Take off the er at the end, and add a Ga-N at the front.
Ga-neisenhow. Thats how I learnt it! I was watching a documentary one time and thought I heard mention of Eisenhower. Looked up and saw a battleship. Once that confusion passed I realised my mistake and Hey Presto! could pronounce gneisenau!!




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