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Report - Stutzpunkt Bamberg Nazi Beach Defences

Discussion in 'European and International Sites' started by ASOM, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. ASOM

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    My 5th report here, hopefully of interest to some.:p One or two slightly blurry indoor shots, but wasn't expecting to be here, and only had a headlamp to borrow. Thanks to Lunaloco for the heads-up on this place, which is now in a farmer's field full of cows. Couldn't see anyone around, so don't know if we were welcome or not.

    This was a Nazi coastal defence outpost from WW2, near Ostend in Belgium. Relatively intact (apart from the bombed ones), no graffiti at all, and very surprised to see the bed-frame still remained! The ruined ones were apparently direct hits from the RAF.

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    This narrow passage was the only way inside if trying to storm the post on the ground - the opening you can see at the end would have contained a scared/angry German with a big machine gun.
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    Here is where he would have stood. The stencil says "initial defence".
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    And this would be where he'd have been looking, waiting for you to poke your head around the corner.
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    Inside the same bunker. Note the reinforced roof.
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    I think this is telling you either to turn out all the lights, or to shine a light out from this point (thereby giving you the advantage against anyone coming down the passage toward you from outside), anyone care to help with a translation?
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    Direct hit.
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    Anti-aircraft gun housing.
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    Sleeping quarters and toilet block.
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    Another direct hit.
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