King Tiger's World War 2 Battlefield Tour (Europe)


King Tiger

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Hello Everyone

My wife and I will be going for a holiday trip to Europe on 11 May 2010.
Instead of the usual sightseeing holiday, it will be a full detailed battlefield tour where we will visit World War 2 battlefield sites.

I love war history and the battlefield tour is only possible with the support from my wife,
King Tigress, since most ladies aren’t very keen into such tour.
Her full support, assistance, patience and understanding make this impossible trip possible.

Since my previous trip to Europe in Oct 2008, where I have taken the photos of the Real King Tiger, Panther and Sherman tanks;
I have notice there is a lot of “worth to see” battlefield location in Europe, where many major and local battles were fought during World War II.

Soon, after returning to Singapore, inspiration and ideas comes into my mind.
After doing intensive battlefield study, planning and research for the past 2 years,
I have draw out an invasion plan for this trip.



Namely some of the places we will be going
D-Day and Normandy battlefield areas
All the 5 D-Day Landing Beach : Omaha Beach, Juno Beach, Sword Beach, Gold Beach, Utah Beach
Sainte-Mère-Église
Pointe-du-Hoc
Carentan (also shown in the war film “Band of Brothers”)
Villers Bocage
St Lo
Falaise Pocket
and etc.






Operation Market Garden battlefield areas
Hell’s Highway
Nijmegen Bridge.
Arnhem Bridge (also shown in the war movie “A Bridge Too Far”)
The Oosterbeek Perimeter
and etc.




Battle of the Bugle battlefield areas
Bastogne
Elsenborn Ridge
Foy
St. Vith
Malmedy
and etc.






So stay tune for many many many many many photos coming in June 2010.
 

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** Latest Update 11 May 2015 **

A. D-Day and Normandy battlefield areas
1. Prior to the Battlefield Tour - Research and Planning
2. British 6th Airborne Division - Pegasus Bridge
3. US 82nd Airborne Division - Sainte-Mère-Église
4. US 82nd Airborne Division - La Fiere
5. US 101st Airborne Division - Assault of Brecourt Manor
6. US 101st Airborne Division - Carentan
7. Allied Naval Expeditionary Force - Smashing the Atlantic Wall - Longues-sur-Mer Battery & Saint-Marcouf Battery
8. US 4th Infantry Division - Utah Beach
9. US 1st Infantry Division, US 29th Infantry Division - Omaha Beach
10. 50th British Infantry Division - Gold Beach
11. 3rd Canadian Infantry Division - Juno Beach
12. 3rd British Infantry Division - Sword Beach
13. US 2nd Ranger Battalion - Pointe-du-Hoc
14. Allies verus Axis - Inland Fighting in Normandy
15. Tiger Ace : 1 verus all - Villers Bocage
16. Michael Wittman - Death of the Tiger Ace
17. Resting place for the Wehrmacht - La Cambe War Cemetery
18. Death Trap for the German Army - Falaise Pocket
19. Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial - Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
20. The losses of in human life during the Battle for Normandy - The Cold Statistics



B. Operation Market Garden battlefield areas
21. Operation Market Garden - Operation Market Garden
a. Starting Point of "Garden"
b. Hell's Highway
c. Valkenswaard
d. Eindhoven
e. Son Bridge
22. Nijmegen Bridge - Nijmegen Bridge
a. Grave
b. Groesbeek
c. Overasselt and Nederasselt
d. Driel
23. Crossroads - Crossroads
a. Major Richard Dick Winters
b. Schoonderlogt
24. Major General Stanislaw Sosabowski - A Betrayal Too Far
25. Arnhem Bridge - A Bridge Too Far
26. Airborne Museum Hartenstein - Hotel Hartenstein
27. Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery - Airborne Cemetery



C. Battle of the Bugle battlefield areas
28. Ardennes Offensive - Battle of the Bulge
Northern Shoulder
29. Malmedy - Malmedy massacre
30. Stavelot - Stavelot
31. Stoumont - Stoumont
32. La Gleize - La Gleize
Centre Sector
33. Grandmenil - Grandmenil
34. Dochamps - Dochamps
35. Houffalize - Houffalize
Southern Flank
36. Noville - Noville
37. Bastogne - Bastogne
38. Foy - Foy
39. Bastogne Monuments Mardasson Memorial
40. German War Cemetery Recogne German war cemetery

D. Battle of Germany battlefield areas (add-on additional edition)
41. Advance into Germany Advance into Third Reich
42. Battle of Berlin Battle of Berlin
a. Battle for the Reichstag
b. Brandenburg Gate
43. Hilter's Bunker Führer bunker
44. Conclusion Final Conclusion
 

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** Update as at 24 May 2010. **

Omaha Beach Jun 1944


Omaha Beach May 2010
 

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** Update as at 24 May 2010. **

Arnhem Bridge Sep 1944


Arnhem Bridge May 2010
 

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i think some of those battlefied have annual reenactment of the event... would be great if you can shoot the reenacment as well.
 

King Tiger

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i think some of those battlefied have annual reenactment of the event... would be great if you can shoot the reenacment as well.
Yes, there are many annual events taken place, especially in Jun and Sep,
but I am likely to miss it due to the time the event take place and the time I will be there.
 

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love you passion to try relocate these places. defn be waiting and looking forward for more..!! i am keen to recreate some scenes on location in our nearby countries or even locally if you are keen can PM me :)
 

Numnumball

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I'm a great fan of war history as well! Tks for sharing!

Subscribing....:thumbsup:
 

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Haha! Your images reminded me of the "AFTER the BATTLE" magazines! All of the "then" and "now" images compared! Good job btw! :thumbsup:
 

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Hello Everyone

My wife and I will be going for a holiday trip to Europe on 11 May 2010.
Instead of the usual sightseeing holiday, it will be a full detailed battlefield tour where we will visit World War 2 battlefield sites.

I love war history and the battlefield tour is only possible with the support from my wife,
King Tigress, since most ladies aren’t very keen into such tour.
Her full support, assistance, patience and understanding make this impossible trip possible.
Wow, u are one of the most dedicated WWII fan I've seen :thumbsup:

I've just returned from there as well for my hobby so I can understand the issue with wife :bsmilie: but visiting WW2 sites are another thing altogether. 3 cheers for your Mrs too!
 

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love you passion to try relocate these places. defn be waiting and looking forward for more..!! i am keen to recreate some scenes on location in our nearby countries or even locally if you are keen can PM me :)
Hello wheresmycheese

Yes, infact, I am planning on the next one.
PM you. ;)
 

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WAHHHHHHHHHHH OMGGGGGGG im so envious!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm a great fan of war history as well! Tks for sharing!
Subscribing....:thumbsup:
Haha! Your images reminded me of the "AFTER the BATTLE" magazines! All of the "then" and "now" images compared! Good job btw! :thumbsup:
looking towards to more of ur 'before and after's.....really nice attempt to reproduce the similar framing

Thank you Guys.
Yes, I do an intensive reading and reserach for the past 2 years on the history of some of the indviduals combatants (boths Axis and Allies Force),
battle site and their weaponary (tanks, guns and etc).

For the actual battle site, I printed out the copies of World War II photos and bring over to Europe, so that when I was there, I can cross reference the past and present site.

Example as below. (The Tiger tank is locate at the present site of the green color shop on the right)
 

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Wow, u are one of the most dedicated WWII fan I've seen :thumbsup:

I've just returned from there as well for my hobby so I can understand the issue with wife :bsmilie: but visiting WW2 sites are another thing altogether. 3 cheers for your Mrs too!
Thanks NineEleven:)
Yes, asking wife to tag along is no easy task. :sweat:
 

ricsal

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Wah, if my 8th bro saw this he sure gonna be jelous. He is a big fan of WWII. Too bad, his wife is not as supportive as yours.

Upz!!!
 

coke x

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Interesting presentation of past and present. :thumbsup:
 

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