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Military History Now

Last week, the online newspaper The Huffington Post featured the work of photographer Jonathan Andrew. The Amsterdam-based artist has built a name for himself photographing the remains of Second World War fortifications across Europe. In his latest set, which you can view here, Andrew focuses his lens on the abandoned bunkers, dugouts and tank traps of Hitler’s Atlantic Wall. According to Andrew, the brooding and somber images capture the strange beauty inherent in these ominous structures. See if you agree.

And as long as we’re looking at battlefield photography, consider these offerings.

The Western Front

Similar to Andrews, British photographer Michael St. Maur Sheil specializes in capturing images of European battlefields. However this particular artist’s passion lies in immortalizing the battle scarred landscapes of Flanders, which are still healing from the century-old devastation of the First World War. In 2011, The U.K. newspaper, The Daily Mail, presented some…

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