Haunting pictures of the decaying WWII ‘pillbox’ bunkers that remind Europe of its dark past

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A little piece of history.

31_findhorn, moray, scotland. 2011 Findhorn, Moray, Scotland, 2011.

As conflict in World War II ramped up, both the Nazi and Allied forces raced to fortify their shores against invading troops. They built thousands of structures, from simple rudimentary “pillboxes,” small concrete rooms with peepholes for firing weapons, to more complex fortresses with multiple purposes.

Now, with the end of the second World War almost 70 years behind us, many of these structures still exist, dotting Europe’s coastline. Many have not been preserved, and serve as a painful reminder of an earlier time, slowly crumbling back into the sea.

59_wissant ii,  nord-pas-de-calais, france. 2012 Wissant II, Nord Pas De Calais, France, 2012.

48_vigso i, nordjylland, denmark, 2014 Vigso I, Nordjylland, Denmark, 2014.

30_lossiemouth ii, moray, scotland. 2011 Lossiemouth II, Moray, Scotland, 2011.

Photographer Marc Wilson hasn’t forgotten about these buildings, though. Wilson, an Englishman, has traveled more than 23,000 miles over five different countries to document the abandoned pillboxes, bunkers…

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