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Report - Vogelsang Kaserne (Germany) June 2012

Discussion in 'European and International Sites' started by Jascha_EOS, Jun 14, 2012.

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    In June of 2012 Erik and I have visited this armybase

    This based housed 15,000 soldiers and their families, from the elite 72nd RVGK engineer brigade.

    Declassified documents released in the 1990s revealed that this base had nuclear missiles stored there in 1958, aimed at London, Paris, Bonn, the Ruhr Valley and Brussels. The R-5M missiles stored there had a range of 1200km and the troops practised launch preparations at night, in order to avoid the American reconnaissance.

    The site was built entirely by Soviet companies – the East Germans in the area had no idea what was behind the walls. The secrecy around the site was so great that the locals became suspicious, and a secret agent reported the transportation of ‘very large bombs’ being delivered in the night to the base, using the back roads around the base.

    In 1959 the 72nd Engineers vacated hastily, and the base was used by the Soviets as a tank base until the early 1990s.

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    Click the link for more pics: http://www.lost-in-time-ue.nl/index...serne-D-June-2012&m6e73ereturnid=56&pagina=56
     

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