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A Photographer and a Historian explore the scarred WWII landscapes of Nazi-occupied Western Europe through the ruins that still remain.

A Photographer and a Historian explore the scarred WWII landscapes of Nazi-occupied Western Europe through the ruins that still remain. Read more

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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on June 30, 2014.

A Photographer and a Historian explore the scarred WWII landscapes of Nazi-occupied Western Europe through the ruins that still remain.

About this project

We have decided to remove the project from Kickstarter. Several opportunities to fund the project privately have become available which we would like to pursue. 

We greatly appreciate those who supported the project and although their pledge will not be taken we will still provide a 'Scars - The Third Reich in Ruins' supporters pack once the project is complete (regardless of pledged amount) which will include the Blu-ray as way of thanks for taking the time to support us.

For more information or to get involved with the project whether as a volunteer or in a more offical capacity as an Executive Producer please contact us at www.scarsproject.co.uk

These ruins along with their incredible stories represent a warning from history, a warning that is slowly fading into the dust. Some have rightly been made into official memorials, others stand alone, unseen in the wilderness and many are being redeveloped and disappearing fast.

La Coupole. The Dome. V2 base.
La Coupole. The Dome. V2 base.

"Those who cannot remember the past, are condemned to repeat it"

This is a quote from Spanish philosopher George Santayana and perfectly sums up our desire and motivation to bring this project to life. We have seen countless shows on the Nazis, many of which follow a well-trodden path. Well, we want to do something different, something that will re-engage an audience both young and old, something entertaining and adventurous with benefit to education, preservation and remembrance.

The Watten Bunker as it stands today.
The Watten Bunker as it stands today.

This will be the largest collective record of the remaining ruins of the Third Reich in Western Europe and is the first outing for The SCARS Project which hopes to make continued documentary / photography explorations within the battlefields of our history. A cinematic yet educational and historical resource with detailed World War I/II history, shedding new light on these monolithic structures.

Deep into the tunnel system at Mimoyecques V3 Artillery Base.
Deep into the tunnel system at Mimoyecques V3 Artillery Base.

Go to www.scarsproject.co.uk for more information

Time is running out for many of these locations and although up for debate as to whether that is a good or bad thing, it is important to remember them and their impact which has remained for over 70 years!
Time is running out for many of these locations and although up for debate as to whether that is a good or bad thing, it is important to remember them and their impact which has remained for over 70 years!

We thank you sincerely for taking the time to check it out and if you have pledged, then get ready to be part of something very unique, thought provoking and of historical importance. Thank you.

Risks and challenges

Time is an issue. Although we recognise these events as permanent scars on the psyche, the physical scar of the landscapes we look to document are slowly fading. Many areas are being redeveloped and knocked down some slowly reclaimed by nature, the sea. This photographic record cannot begin too soon!

There are a vast amount of miles to cover and countless locations to document. Some are hidden away, some need permissions / permits.

However, we have already begun forging great relationships with many of the museums and custodians associated with these incredible locations. Promoting tourism to the regions and sparking new interest in the subject matter.

As a production team we have a proven track record of completed projects. Our team is made up of well travelled, multi-skilled and multilingual members with vast experience in project management both at home and abroad. Documentaries require an adaptive crew and a knowledgeable production team, which we feel is exactly what we have.

DISCLAIMER: 'Scars - The Third Reich in Ruins' and its creators do NOT endorse, promote or engage in any type of political agenda. The project exists for the express intent of factual entertainment and educational use. The atrocities committed by the Nazi regime and those of any other group or side during this turbulent period are not in anyway condoned by the project.

ANYONE pledging or engaging in the project found to have a political agenda will be removed from all correspondence. Their connection to the project severed without hesitation and any moneys paid or rewards owed will be forfeit.

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    GROUND SUPPORT: A 'Thank You' credit on the site. A '10 Image HD Desktop Wallpaper' from the projects photography files plus 'Advance Access' to the site before it goes live. Be the first to see the preview doc and photography!

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    FIELD KIT: An online 'Thank You' credit with a full HD 'Play Anywhere Digital Copy' of the documentary for you to keep.

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    MORALE OFFICER: All the above along with a digital download of the incredible, cinematic 'Musical Score'.

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    INTELLIGENCE: All of the above along with a limited edition 'DVD/Blu-Ray' of the full documentary with additional bonus material.

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    PROPAGANDA:
    Everything above along with a signed '40x60' limited run 'Campaign Poster' featuring additional project photography.

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    RECONNAISSANCE:
    All the above with five limited edition '10x8 Professional Prints' from key ‘Scars’ locations, all signed along with a 'featured' online credit for your support.

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    SPECIAL FORCES:
    A 'Friend' of the project you are invited to all screening's, exhibitions and both launch and wrap parties. You also get everything above. A great networking opportunity. Travel not included.

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    V for VENGEANCE TOUR:
    Join us for the 'Vengeance Weapon Tour' of Northern France's 'V' rocket sites with dinner and a hotel the night before (+1). Travel provided from Dover onwards. Get yourself to Dover we will do the rest! You also get everything above and an Associate Producer credit. You will also have the opportunity (or your +1) to present to camera a special piece regarding the V-bases that will appear online and on the Blu-Ray!

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    EXECUTIVE DECISION:
    Everything up to the EXECUTIVE DECISION level. Get in touch for full details.

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Funding period

- (30 days)