Antiaircraft Towers

Large anti-aircraft gun blockhouses used by the Luftwaffe in World War II to protect against Allied overflights, serve as air-raid shelters, and to coordinate air defence. They had concrete walls up to 3.5 meters thick and were considered invulnerable.

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32618
Names
antiaircraft towers
antiaircraft tower
flak towers
Flaktürme German
tours de défense anti-aérienne French

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Large anti-aircraft gun blockhouses used by the Luftwaffe in World War II to protect against Allied overflights, serve as air-raid shelters, and to coordinate air defence. They had concrete walls up to 3.5 meters thick and were considered invulnerable.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300266373. The J. Paul Getty Trust.