Vogelsang Nuclear Base

In 1962 The Cuban Missile Crisis brought the world closer to nuclear war than ever before, but what the west didn’t know at the time was that the Soviets already had Nuke’s in their backyard! This is the amazing, secret storey of Vogelsang.

Redsands Sea Forts

Even with favourable tides it still takes an hour from land to reach these isolated monsters which protected London against the Nazi bombs and rockets of World War II. They are now abandoned and unused, rusting in the water 6 miles from the coast around the Thames Estuary.

Duga OTHRLS

From July 1976 to December 1989 a mysterious radio signal could be heard all over the world. Its source was a subject of much controversy, but at the end of the cold war the speculation ended and made way for the truth. Its source was a top secret Soviet Military installation which now lies abandoned and in ruins.

Heeresbekleidungsamt

Heeresbekleidungsamt is a former NAZI Uniform factory which, after WWII, was taken by the Soviets. With its own railway sidings the Russians found it an idea place to process their plunders of war before sending them back to Moscow by rail.

Pegasus Bridge (video)

On the night of 5 June 1944, a force of 181 men landed silent wooden gliders within feet of ‘Pegasus Bridge’ in Normandy, France. This marked the beginning of ‘D Day’ and the allied invasion of occupied Europe.

Krampnitz

Krampnitz was a German military barracks used by the Nazi’s during WWII. It was captured and taken over by the Russians just one day after the Germans fled in April 1945. It has since been used for filming Enemy at the Gates and Inglourious Basterds and now lies derelict and abandoned.

Beelitz Heilstätten Sanatorium

Beelitz Heilstätten, home to the imperial German Army, the Red Cross, where Adolf Hitler was treated during the battle of the Somme, the stalking grounds for a sadistic serial killer and shelter for Erich Honecker under the protection of the Soviets when the Berlin wall came down. This abandoned place has a storey to tell.

Baghdad, Iraq

An excerpt from my photo journal arriving in Baghdad, in October 2012 after the withdrawal of the American’s and before Islamic State took hold and destroyed large parts of Iraq months later.

The Berlin Wall

I have always been interested in the Cold War, especially its effects in Germany following world war II, so in March 2012 I headed off to Berlin to meet a chap called Cliewe who had first hand experience of what divided Berlin was like. I had read about Cliewe in an...

Auschwitz concentration camp

Auschwitz I was first constructed to hold Polish political prisoners, who began to arrive in May 1940. The first extermination of prisoners took place in September 1941, and Auschwitz II–Birkenau went on to become a major site of the Nazi “Final Solution to the Jewish question”.