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Book Abandoned World War II reveals fascinating remnants of conflict

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 11/05/2021 Jennifer Newton for MailOnline and Ted Thornhill, Mailonline Travel Editor
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Soviet tanks in Slovakian fields, fighter aircraft resting in tropical waters, a French submarine pen impervious to the biggest of bombs and intimidating guns standing sentry over rugged coastlines.

World War II ended more than 75 years ago but, as an intriguing new book reveals, the remnants of the six-year conflict can be found all over the world, from Hawaii to the English coast and from the Red Sea to Iceland.

Illustrated with more than 150 unique photographs, Abandoned World War II Aircraft, Tanks and Warships (Amber Books Ltd) by Chris McNab 'allows the history buff and general reader to explore the detritus of this great, destructive conflict in every part of the world'.

McNab writes in the introduction: 'For six unprecedented years in human history, almost the entire globe thundered to the sounds of war, lit by strobe-like flashes of gunfire and explosions. Despite the passage of more than seven decades since the end of the war, the physical evidence of that conflict remains prolific and poignant.

'Some of it is small in scale... some of it is open and defiant - many wartime fortresses still sit powerfully above coasts or atop mountains. We should ultimately be glad that they and the world around them are now silent.'

Scroll down to see some of the fascinating images featured in the book.

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