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At the <b>Peace of Versailles</b>, one of the resolutions is that Helgoland as a military base must be completely dismantled. The military story begins again in the 1930s. The Nazis transform the island into a sea fortress. There will be heavy cannons, which can shoot 45 kilometers, and a covered harbor for submarines. <b>Hitler</b> approves the Hummerschere project, an ambitious plan to build the largest ice-free naval port in Germany. Four hundred Dutch people worked in this isolated prison camp. Barbed wire was not necessary. Only a single, living Helgolander can say anything about Devil's Island, as prisoners called it. Very heavy was the carving of bunkers in the rocks and the building of sea mines. Stop working thoughts went regularly through the minds of the prisoners. But the German guns were always nearby. When U-boats had suffered damage, divers under water would put things together again. Nasty work, there was no escape. On April 18, 1945, the end of the war came in sight, the English carried out an <b>enormous heavy bombing</b> on Helgoland. They turned Helgoland into a moon landscape. The Dutch, Belgian, Russian and Italian prisoners were already gone. The islanders took refuge in the underground passages and survived the more than a thousand bombs deposited by the Royal Air Force within an hour and a half. In 1947 the British blew up the bunkers and military facilities with no less than 6,700 tons of explosives. The largest non-nuclear bombing of all time is being released on Helgoland. When the smoke has risen, the red rock island is still there but heavily damaged. The smoke column was observed in the Netherlands. In 1952 the population was allowed to return after long insistence. Since then, the island mainly lives off tourism. The <b>bunkers</b> can still be visited.<br />
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<i>Few today suspect that Helgoland has a huge bunker system running through it. It was built by the Nazis during World War II, who converted Helgoland into a sea base and fortress. The civilian protection bunker, the only one that has survived, can be visited nowadays. All other military installations were destroyed by the British Air Force in 1947. The approximately 1-hour bunker tours take place under expert guidance and are intended to give you an insight into the history of the island's fortress. Your bunker guide will give you a lasting impression many meters underground using the tunnel systems. Photograph of three German helmets. The rusty centre helmet is a Luftschutz M38 Gladiator helmet. This helmet was used in Helgoland by the Reichsluftschutzbund during the Second World War. This organization was responsible for the protection of German airspace.</i><br />
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Bij de <b>Vrede van Versailles</b> is één van de resoluties dat Helgoland als militaire basis geheel moet worden ontmanteld. In de jaren dertig begint het militaire verhaal opnieuw. De Nazi's bouwen het eiland om tot een zeevesting. Er komen zware kanonnen, die 45 kilometer ver kunnen schieten, en een overdekte haven voor onderzeeboten. <b>Hitler</b> hecht zijn goedkeuring aan het project Hummerschere, een ambitieus plan om er de grootste ijsvrije marinehaven van Duitsland te bouwen. Vierhonderd Nederlanders werkten in dit geïsoleerde strafkamp. Prikkeldraad was niet nodig. Slechts een enkele, levende Helgolanders kan nog iets zeggen over <b>Duivelseiland</b>, zoals gevangenen het eiland noemden. <a href="https://www.trouw.nl/nieuws/helgoland-strafkamp-zonder-prikkeldraad~b7fce832" rel="noreferrer nofollow">Lees het verhaal van Dick Jans...</a>. Zeer zwaar was het uithakken van bunkers in de rotsen en evenals het bouwen van zeemijnen. Stoppen met draaien, speelde regelmatig door de gedachten van de gevangenen. Maar de Duitse geweren waren altijd dichtbij. Wanneer U-boten averij hadden opgelopen, lasten duikers onder water de boel weer aan elkaar. Gemeen werk, ontsnappen was niet bij. Op 18 april 1945, kwam het einde van de oorlog in zicht, voeren de Engelsen een enorm <b>zwaar bombardement</b> uit op Helgoland. Ze veranderden Helgoland in een maanlandschap. De Nederlandse, Belgische, Russische en Italiaanse gevangenen waren toen al weg. De eilandbewoners schuilden in de onderaardse gangen en overleefde hier de meer dan duizend bommen gedeponeerd door de Royal Air Force binnen anderhalf uur tijd. In 1947 bliezen de Britten de bunkers en militaire voorzieningen met liefst 6.700 ton explosieven op. Het grootste niet-nucleaire bombardement aller tijden wordt op Helgoland losgelaten. Als de rook is opgetrokken, ligt daar nog steeds het rode rotseiland, zij het zwaar gehavend. De rookkolom werd in Nederland waargenomen. In 1952 mocht de bevolking na lang aandringen terugkeren. Sindsdien leeft het eiland hoofdzakelijk van het toerisme. De <b>bunkers</b> zijn nog steeds te bezichtigen. Foto van drie Duitse helmen in de bunker. De roestige middelste helm is een Luftschutz M38 <b>Gladiator helm</b>. Deze helm werd tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog in Helgoland gebruikt door de Reichsluftschutzbund. Deze organisatie was verantwoordelijk voor de bescherming van het Duitse luchtruim.</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/visbeek/">B℮n</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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At the <b>Peace of Versailles</b>, one of the resolutions is that Helgoland as a military base must be completely dismantled. The military story begins again in the 1930s. The Nazis transform the island into a sea fortress. There will be heavy cannons, which can shoot 45 kilometers, and a covered harbor for submarines. <b>Hitler</b> approves the Hummerschere project, an ambitious plan to build the largest ice-free naval port in Germany. Four hundred Dutch people worked in this isolated prison camp. Barbed wire was not necessary. Only a single, living Helgolander can say anything about Devil's Island, as prisoners called it. Very heavy was the carving of bunkers in the rocks and the building of sea mines. Stop working thoughts went regularly through the minds of the prisoners. But the German guns were always nearby. When U-boats had suffered damage, divers under water would put things together again. Nasty work, there was no escape. On April 18, 1945, the end of the war came in sight, the English carried out an <b>enormous heavy bombing</b> on Helgoland. They turned Helgoland into a moon landscape. The Dutch, Belgian, Russian and Italian prisoners were already gone. The islanders took refuge in the underground passages and survived the more than a thousand bombs deposited by the Royal Air Force within an hour and a half. In 1947 the British blew up the bunkers and military facilities with no less than 6,700 tons of explosives. The largest non-nuclear bombing of all time is being released on Helgoland. When the smoke has risen, the red rock island is still there but heavily damaged. The smoke column was observed in the Netherlands. In 1952 the population was allowed to return after long insistence. Since then, the island mainly lives off tourism. The <b>bunkers</b> can still be visited.<br />
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<i>Few today suspect that Helgoland has a huge bunker system running through it. It was built by the Nazis during World War II, who converted Helgoland into a sea base and fortress. The civilian protection bunker, the only one that has survived, can be visited nowadays. All other military installations were destroyed by the British Air Force in 1947. The approximately 1-hour bunker tours take place under expert guidance and are intended to give you an insight into the history of the island's fortress. Inside the bunker are Propaganda posters of the sisterhood of the Hitler youth.<br />
Blitzmädchen were young women who were deployed to perform support tasks at the Luftwaffe. This includes the implementation of aircraft reports, operating radio equipment etc. Most of the time they came from the Bund Deutchen Mädel. abbreviated as BDM was the girls' wing of the Nazi Party youth movement. Our bunker guide will give us a lasting impression many meters underground using the tunnel systems.  </i><br />
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Bij de <b>Vrede van Versailles</b> is één van de resoluties dat Helgoland als militaire basis geheel moet worden ontmanteld. In de jaren dertig begint het militaire verhaal opnieuw. De Nazi's bouwen het eiland om tot een zeevesting. Er komen zware kanonnen, die 45 kilometer ver kunnen schieten, en een overdekte haven voor onderzeeboten. <b>Hitler</b> hecht zijn goedkeuring aan het project Hummerschere, een ambitieus plan om er de grootste ijsvrije marinehaven van Duitsland te bouwen. Vierhonderd Nederlanders werkten in dit geïsoleerde strafkamp. Prikkeldraad was niet nodig. Slechts een enkele, levende Helgolanders kan nog iets zeggen over <b>Duivelseiland</b>, zoals gevangenen het eiland noemden. <a href="https://www.trouw.nl/nieuws/helgoland-strafkamp-zonder-prikkeldraad~b7fce832" rel="noreferrer nofollow">Lees het verhaal van Dick Jans...</a>. Zeer zwaar was het uithakken van bunkers in de rotsen en evenals het bouwen van zeemijnen. Stoppen met draaien, speelde regelmatig door de gedachten van de gevangenen. Maar de Duitse geweren waren altijd dichtbij. Wanneer U-boten averij hadden opgelopen, lasten duikers onder water de boel weer aan elkaar. Gemeen werk, ontsnappen was niet bij. Op 18 april 1945, kwam het einde van de oorlog in zicht, voeren de Engelsen een enorm <b>zwaar bombardement</b> uit op Helgoland. Ze veranderden Helgoland in een maanlandschap. De Nederlandse, Belgische, Russische en Italiaanse gevangenen waren toen al weg. De eilandbewoners schuilden in de onderaardse gangen en overleefde hier de meer dan duizend bommen gedeponeerd door de Royal Air Force binnen anderhalf uur tijd. In 1947 bliezen de Britten de bunkers en militaire voorzieningen met liefst 6.700 ton explosieven op. Het grootste niet-nucleaire bombardement aller tijden wordt op Helgoland losgelaten. Als de rook is opgetrokken, ligt daar nog steeds het rode rotseiland, zij het zwaar gehavend. De rookkolom werd in Nederland waargenomen. In 1952 mocht de bevolking na lang aandringen terugkeren. Sindsdien leeft het eiland hoofdzakelijk van het toerisme. De <b>bunkers</b> zijn nog steeds te bezichtigen. Binnen in de bunkers hangen Propaganda-posters van het zusterschap van de Hitler-jeugd. <b>Blitzmädchen</b> waren jonge vrouwen die werden ingezet om ondersteunende taken uit te voeren bij de Luftwaffe. Dit omvat vliegtuigrapporten maken, het bedienen van radioapparatuur enz. Meestal kwamen ze van de BDM, de Bund Deutchen Mädel. De meisjestak van de jeugdbeweging van de Nazi-partij. Onze bunkergids geeft ons een blijvende indruk vele meters onder de grond met behulp van de tunnelsystemen.</p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/186647180@N04/">Linda053</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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<p>Heute war es sehr kalt und eine tief stehende Sonne, man sieht es an den Bildern!   -----   <a href="https://www.gaiazoo.nl/de/" rel="noreferrer nofollow">www.gaiazoo.nl/de/</a></p>			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/michaelhertel/">michaelhertel</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
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