The idea for this construction was patented as early as september 1934 and the first tests were done at the luftwaffe test center in rechlin germany in the. Hochbunker has a specific fortress like design.
Adverts for air raid shelters from bauwelt 1936 and text and diagrams showing german designs for shelters made from corrugated iron.
German air raid shelters. Page 1 of 4. These so called hochbunker or spitzbunker eng. Throughout britain during the blitz people were making use of any underground spaces as a means of sheltering from the german bombs.
German translation of air raid shelter the official collins english german dictionary online. Over 100 000 german translations of english words and phrases. Other tunnels and caves.
Whereas london s underground air raid shelters aimed to protect just 1 per cent of people at risk in germany a far more elaborate construction programme set out to provide shelter for 5 per cent of the population in 70 cities using elaborate above ground structures of massive proportions. Old german air raid shelter at the danish north sea coast. Tallbunker or peakbunker towers were developed specifically as air raid shelters by german architect leo winkel.
Air raid shelters in germany. Single person air raid shelter on display at the günter leonhardt aviation museum near hannover germany cellars have always been much more important in continental europe than in the united kingdom and especially in germany almost all houses and apartment blocks have been and still are built with cellars. 3000 people could find shelter in this bunker during bombardments.
This air raid shelter in german. Kleines berlin little berlin in german is the complex of underground air raid tunnels dating to world war ii which still exists in trieste italy. Old german air raid shelter at the danish north sea coast denmark german in an air raid shelter 1943.
German air raid shelter stock photos and images 320 narrow your search. Air raid shelters also known as bomb shelters are structures for the protection of the civil population as well as military personnel against enemy attacks from the air they are similar to bunkers in many regards although they are not. At the same time germany was also constructing air raid shelters.
Continental building construction meant that a greater number of basements were available as air raid protection. Whereas london s underground air raid shelters aimed to protect just 1 per cent of people at risk in germany a far more elaborate construction programme set out to provide shelter for 5 per cent of the population in 70 cities using elaborate above ground structures of massive proportions. Children shelter in a slit trench during a german air raid on moscow.
Today the bunker is under preservation order. It is estimated that over 170 000 people used the london underground as an air raid shelter during the blitz.