Military Wednesday - Flak Towers

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Wednesday, Dec 8 2010 by

Flak towers (German: Flakt├╝rme) were 8 complexes of large, above-ground, anti-aircraft gun blockhouse towers constructed in the cities of Berlin (3), Hamburg (2), and Vienna (3) from 1940 onwards. They were used by the Luftwaffe to defend against Allied air raids on these cities during World War II. They also served as air-raid shelters for tens of thousands of people and to coordinate air defence.

Flakturm VIII G-Tower (WWII German Flak Tower) (Birds Eye)
Flakturm VIII G-Tower (WWII German Flak Tower)

Flakturm VI G-Tower (WWII German Flak Tower) (Birds Eye)
Flakturm VI G-Tower (WWII German Flak Tower)
Flakturm VI L-Tower (WWII German Flak Tower) converted into an aquarium (Birds Eye)
Flakturm VI L-Tower (WWII German Flak Tower) converted into an aquarium

Flakturm V G-Tower (WWII German Flak Tower) (Birds Eye)
Flakturm V G-Tower (WWII German Flak Tower)

Flakturm VII G-Tower (WWII German Flak Tower) (Birds Eye)
Flakturm VII G-Tower (WWII German Flak Tower)

Flakturm VIII L-Tower (WWII German Flak Tower) (Birds Eye)
Flakturm VIII L-Tower (WWII German Flak Tower)
Remains of Flakturm III G-Tower (WWII German Flak Tower) (Birds Eye)
Remains of Flakturm III G-Tower (WWII German Flak Tower)

Flakturm VII L-tower (WWII German Flak Tower) (Birds Eye)
Flakturm VII L-tower (WWII German Flak Tower)
Flakturm IV G-Tower (WWII German Flak Tower) converted into apartmements (Bing Maps)
Flakturm IV G-Tower (WWII German Flak Tower) converted into apartmements

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