Photographs of WWII Bunkers
We recently marked the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion, the greatest amphibious assault of all time. Even now, photographs and newsreels of that day are emblazoned in our subconscious minds. Most of these images are of the soldiers who fought and the military equipment that was used in the battle.
Now, renowned travel photographer, Jonathan Andrew, has assembled a collection of war relics of a different kind – the remains of those huge cement structures – the bunkers – that served to fortify hundreds of fighting men and designed to prevent the onslaught.
There is a haunting tone to what is now left of these bunkers. And although these were once the menacing structures of warfare – what Jonathan Andrew has captured is something else. His artful photographs of bunkers that, although scarred and twisted, echo the eerie peace of a Wyeth canvas.