Locations on HISTORY



WW1 Locations

Italy-WW1-Isonzo-Campaign
  Italy’s involvement in World War I is often neglected with the Western...
Impromptu-Operations-640
  Just ten days after America’s one day victory debut, its army fought in...
shot-at-dawn
In the beginning of the twentieth century, the laws governing soldiers – set...
circa 1915: Troops landing at Anzac Cove in the Dardanelles during the Gallipoli campaign of the First World War.
  Gallipoli is one of the most infamous campaigns of the First World War...
circa 1916: A German army officer preparing to detonate a mine placed in a tunnel under allied trenches.
A lively portion of WW1 fighting was invisible to the naked eye – a soldier...
Wounded British prisoners being escorted by a German soldier on the Menin Road.
  The Western Front was always the decisive theatre of the First World...
WW1 cementery
  St. Symphorien lies 2 km from Mons, where John Parr and George Ellison...
1914: Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965) and General French walk their horses together on manoeuvres during World War I.
  Simplified to ‘Plug Street’ by soldiers stationed there, the Belgium...

WW2 Locations

maginot line
  Nearly two million French troops manned the Maginot Line in May 1940...
Battle of the Bulge, Six United States soldiers from the 7th Armored Division are patrolling St. Vith during the Battle of the Bulge, also known as the Ardennes Offensive or the Von Rundtstedt Offensive. January 1945. St. Vith is under attack by Wehrmacht forces. The defenders are led by the 7th Armored Division. Belgium.
  The Battle of the Bulge, which is also known the Ardennes Offensive,...
1944: Burnt-out shells of houses in the French village of Oradour-sur-Glane. More than 600 villagers were annihilated by German forces on 10th June 1944, for reasons which remain unclear.
  On 10 June 1940, 642 inhabitants of a French village, from a new-born...
Captured RAF officers at Stalag Luft 3, 1944. It was from here that 76 POWs made a break for freedom, forming the inspiration for the war film 'The Great Escape'.
  Colditz Castle, near Dresden in Germany, was home to Allied POWs during...
Dunkirk evacuation
  In May 1940, the German army was ready to finish off the half million...
23rd April 1945: American troops marching through the ruins of Nuremberg.
  The medieval city that became infamous as the backdrop for the Nazi...
Canadian troops returning from raid on Dieppe
  Operation Jubilee took place on 19 August 1942. The last time the...
A view from one of the 150 Allied B17 Flying Fortress bombers attacking the San Lorenzo freight yard and steel factory in Rome, 19th July 1943. During the raid, a total of 521 allied aircraft bombed three targets in the city
  In June 1940, Germany had effectively defeated France and ejected the...
September 1944: Allied Sherman tanks crossing the newly-captured bridge at Nijmegen in Holland during their advance as part of 'Operation Market Garden'..
  In September 1944 the Allies made a bold but ill-fated attempt to cross...
6th June 1944: Reinforcements disembarking from a landing barge at Normandy during the Allied Invasion of France on D-Day.
  The Allied troops landed on five Normandy beaches early on the morning...
13th May 1945: Crowds welcome British troops on Jersey during the liberation of the Channel Islands.
  The occupation of the five Channel Islands between June 1940 and May...
Auschwitz extermination and concentration camp in Poland
  When the Nazis came to power in Germany in 1933, they began the...

Other Locations

American helicopters hover above armed U.S. soldiers, preparing to lift them from combat back to their base in Tay Ninh.
  In 1965, the covert war the U.S. had waged in Vietnam for nearly 15...
The Lion's Mound, an artificial hill marking the site of the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, Belgium
Belgium hasn’t had a lot of luck when it comes to European wars during the last...
Gettysburg-Re-enactment
  In three days in July 1863, over 50,000 were killed or injured in the...
Waterloo-re-enactment-image
  On Sunday 18th June 1815, near the village of Waterloo just south of...