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The photographs below were taken largely during our 2010 visit. This site was important in the defence of Iceland as it was considered that German forces might take advantage of the large lake at this point and land troops by seaplanes, relatively close to Reykjavik, so a Platoon was based here in 1940 with Bren Guns mounted in sangars made of local rock. American forces who arrived from July 19421 onwards installed radar on the site.

Parliament Plains Pingvellir

Sangar remains 1

Sangar renains 2

Pingvellir landscape

Researcher John Dixon and Einar A E Saemundsen of the National Park Service

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