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During the war years, the country was peppered with installations, forts, and munitions factories. Most are gone now but often there are ruins left. Ruins of places that now exist only in the memories of the "Greatest Generation." Here are some.
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"A Substitute for Hell"

Aliceville POW Camp . . . Camp Aliceville
or Club Aliceville?


Weathervane built by Prisoners
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I cam expecting a grim WWII POW camp but I was greeted by intermural sports, German sculpture, paintings and drawings, model building, musicians and fair treatment instead of the expected barbed wire and menace. Prisoners took with them back to Germany (if indeed they chose to go back) a good impression of the US,

It was, however a POW camp. Rules were set down and enforced. Two prisoners were killed during an escape attempt.


MP Headquarters
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Prisoners being guarded by MPs.
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And Kilroy Was Here . . . was there

 

The Armed Forces Museum
at Camp Shelby, MS
was dedicated on
19 November 2005

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Trinity Test at 10 seconds

THE DESTROYER OF WORLDS

At 5:29:45 AM on July 16, 1945 a 19-kiloton plutonium bomb, the first in history, was exploded at Trinity. Here's what Trinity looks like today, what it looked like in 1945, the history of the Manhattan Project and the theory and reasons behind the bomb.
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Battery Langdon
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Santa Rosa Island Shore Defenses, Pensacola, FL
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Starting with the Spanish in the 16th century, armies have prepared defenses of Santa Rosa Island and the entrance of one of the best protected harbors in the Gulf at Pensacola. They became obsolete during WWII. Here's what's left.
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