Museums with Axis equipment

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Waleed Y. Majeed
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Museum in Aarhus

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 14 Nov 2004 21:20

Hi all

This museum is not mentioned anywhere, so here goes...
Besættelsesmuseet i Århus 1940-45, or in English... Occupation Museum in Århus

It is located in the former Police HQ (used by Gestapo during WWII).
Right now they have a special section on the precision bombing of Gestapo HQ located at Aarhus University surrounded by one barracks and 3 hospitals. It was one of the most successful raids by the RAF totally destroying the HQ.

Besides this they have a fair deal of the smaller stuff. Here is the link, judge for yourselves.

http://www.besaettelsesmyseet.dk

:)
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Post by Der Dichter spricht » 16 Nov 2004 21:50

Hello
There is a nice little museum in Buenos Aires, called "MUSEO NACIONAL DE ARMAS".
It shows the typical WW2 weapons, such as mp-40, mauser, thompson, BAR, browning, garand, enfield, etc.
Still the greatest item in the collection is the FG42 they have, which was, some time in the 50´s, intended to equip argetine paratroopers.
There is also an Stg44, which in turn was intended to equip regular infantry. I´m plannig to make a post on this topic.
Among other things is captain(graff spee) Langsdorff´s mauser 1896 pistol, and, on the stand of captured weapons from the Falklands War, a Lee Enfield nº4 is exhibited taken from the island garrison. From 1982!

http://www.circulomilitar.org/web2/museo.htm
there are no really good pictures in this site, but i am planing to post some myself.

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Post by blueboyukb » 21 Nov 2004 21:31

hello all, local to me, and well worth a look, the `muckleburgh collection` in north norfolk, the uk`s largest private military museum.they have tanks russian, brit, as well as german , and the thing that impressed me most, an `88`. the very one used in band of brothers, i think the `carentan` episode. give it a look.

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Post by blueboyukb » 21 Nov 2004 21:35

me again, i found the website, http://www.muckleburgh.co.uk. cheers.

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Local War Museum

Post by Valtoro » 13 Mar 2005 19:34

Some Pictures from a local Museum, Brevik Bymuseum (Brevik Town Museum) They have a small WW2 exhibition, including some POW art.

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Post by Valtoro » 13 Mar 2005 19:36

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Post by Valtoro » 13 Mar 2005 19:38

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Post by Marcus » 08 Apr 2005 22:22

A post on Bratislava was split off into the "World Wars today" section.

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Post by redcoat » 10 May 2005 11:13

Hello Marcus
Camp Eden, in Yorkshire, England, is an old WW2 POW camp which has been turned into a museum about the Second World War.
It has a number of WW2 armoured vehicles and weapons on display, including a few Axis ones.
Here's the web-site ;)

http://www.edencamp.co.uk/

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Post by Aufklarung » 10 May 2005 19:19

Some pics of the brand new Canadian War Museum in Ottawa this weekend past. I was lucky to get a all access pass and used it well before the public opening. Finally there is room to display all their wares.

They haven't updated their website yet so here are some pics of kit you may not see unless you go yourself.

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Post by Aufklarung » 10 May 2005 20:19

a few more

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Post by Aufklarung » 10 May 2005 20:21

3 final pics.

That's the Borden Panther they have!!

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Post by Radar » 11 May 2005 19:13

There is a nice museum in Oklahoma City from the 45th Inf. Div.(Thunderbirds) they changed their badge in 1939, I don't know why.
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Post by Stp Corbiere » 04 Jun 2005 11:28

Hi there, here is a list of Museums/Restored bunkers which are run by the C.I.O.S here in Jersey in the Channel Islands

Underground Command Bunker, Noirmont Point, St. Brelade
Extending to a depth of 40ft. on two floors, this impressive bunker was the Command Post (‘Leitstand’) for the naval coastal artillery battery ‘Lothringen’ located here.
One of four built to a similar design in the Channel Islands, the bunker was surmounted by a range-finder and two periscopes to determine the direction and speed of sea targets. Sealed up for safety reasons shortly after the war, the bunker escaped the scrap-drive of the early 1950s, with the result that it is the only example of its type in the Islands to retain the impressive 7 inch-thick armoured cupolas. The bunker has been restored to a very high standard and provides a unique insight into the sheer scale and thoroughness of German military engineering.

Coastal Artillery Observation Tower, Noirmont Point
This massive structure, with its brooding clifftop presence over the Island’s sea approaches is, for many, one of the most potent symbols of the Occupation. The tower was,
in fact, known as a “Marine Peilstand” or “naval direction- finding tower”, and is one of three constructed in Jersey, out of a planned total of nine.
The design of these towers is unique to the Channel Islands, and may take its inspiration from the 18th Century Round Towers that ring the local coastline.
The observation slits, set in 2 metres of concrete,
provide an impressive setting for the distant sea views towards France. On top of the tower is a mounting for a 2cm Flak Oerlikon anti-aircraft gun.


10.5cm Coastal Defence Gun Casemate, La Corbière, St. Brelade
Adjacent to the road leading to the lighthouse;
look for the signs. This is the only coastal defence bunker in the St. Ouen’s Bay area to retain its original gun,
and contains many other contemporary fixtures and fittings. At the ‘sharp end’ is the 1918 vintage 10.5cm K331(f) weapon, which is actually French in origin,
being among many captured by the Germans in 1940,
and subsequently converted to fortress use in the Channel Islands.
The gun had a range of 10-12 km and was part of a network of similar weapons along the coast whose purpose was to prevent the formation of a beachhead
in the event of an Allied invasion. Although never used in anger, the bunker presents an interesting picture of life for the ordinary soldier, and features several photographic exhibitions and displays.


‘M19’Fortress Mortar Bunker with Tunnel System, La Corbière
Situated to the right of the road leading to the lighthouse; look for the signs. This bunker is of great importance as it housed a rare type of fortress mortar.
Owing to the complexity and cost involved, very few of these mortars were ever made, and the bunker is the only example of its type in Jersey. The mortar was removed shortly after the Occupation, whilst its armoured cupola was cut up during the scrap-drive of the early 1950s. However, the bunker has been restored as fully as possible to its original condition, and displays and exhibits provide ample guidance for the workings of this unique weapon. Another interesting and unusual feature is the tunnel which links the bunker to a neighbouring fortification.

Coastal Defence Gun and Anti-Tank Gun Casemates, La Carrière, St. Ouen’s Bay
This twin complex is adjacent to the Five Mile Road between La Pulente and Le Braye.
Impressively straddling the anti-tank wall that runs along St. Ouen’s Bay, it houses various items of interest, including some of the larger artefacts in the Society’s collection. In the coastal defence casemate may be found a 10.5cm gun of the original type, which was formerly on display at Noirmont Point, before being installed in its present location in 2003.

Heavy Machine-Gun Turret Bunker, Val de la Mare, St.Ouen
Situated almost opposite the Sunset Flower Centre;
look for the signs and the German railway bridge which crosses the road at this point. With steel cupolas up to
10 inches in thickness, these sechsschartentürme(literally “six-shooting turret”) bunkers once proliferated along the Atlantic Wall. Now, thanks to the activities of the scrapmen, this is one of the few surviving examples. The interested visitor may access the interior of the cupola, equipped with a deactivated MG34 machine-gun, and peer through the optics to see a landscape that has changed little since it was viewed as a potential invasion point by the German garrison

Gun Emplacements and Underground Bunkers, Les Landes, St. Ouen
There are few distinguishing landmarks, but look for
the signs at the entrance to the track onto Les Landes Common at the top of the steep hill above L’Etacq.
This is a restored section of the army battery ‘Moltke’ which once sprawled across the headland. On permanent exterior display is one of the original 15.5cm K418(f) French field guns from the battery, initially pushed over the nearby cliffs by the British Army in 1946, and retrieved in the 1990s. In an adjacent emplacement are further examples of coastal artillery pieces used in the Island, and subsequently rescued from the same watery grave.
The bunker complex itself contains passage-linked personnel and ammunition bunkers for servicing the emplacements above, and forms an interesting comparison with the design and layout of the naval battery at Noirmont Point.

Anti-Tank Gun Casemate, Millbrook, St. Lawrence
This bunker, which can be found on the sea wall adjacent to the cycle track and ‘Old Station Cafe’at Millbrook, Victoria Avenue, was something of a time capsule when reopened in 1985. It has since been restored to pristine condition, and contains a rare 4.7cm Pak K36(t) Czech gun, along with a wealth of original fixtures, and fittings, including a full set of air ventilation equipment.
Keep a look out for the soldiers’ names above their clothes pegs, gas alarm instructions, and the original wiring and electrical fittings.

Here is a link as well with a couple of pics http://www.ciosjersey.org.uk/OTP1.htm

There is also the outstanding "Jersey War Tunnels" http://www.jerseywartunnels.com/Home.aspx

There are more Museums in jersey that i will list at a later date...chers Kevin
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