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Report - The Colossal Cold War Command Cave Complex - FR '12

Discussion in 'European and International Sites' started by johnsalomon, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. johnsalomon

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    The big prize this weekend was the Cold War nuclear command center - built to house 500 persons far underground, to the highest technical specifications of 1950s and 1960s military control and communications technology. It served as a multinational command headquarters for NATO forces, secure deep underground from all but a direct nuclear hit.

    After de Gaulle's eviction of NATO in 1967, one of the major French frontier armies took it over, using it as a coordination and communication base well into the 1990s.

    It's massive and the pics don't do it justice.

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    Guard booth at the main personnel entrance

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    Main electrical distribution center

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    Power grid control room

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    Brand new diesels, 4 of them, only a few hours on the clock

    Although most of the office equipment and furniture was gone, removed in the site's final shutdown in the 1990s, we still found maps, situation boards, signage, train cars, tractors, machinery galore, and a couple of shiny, barely-used diesels with still nearly full tanks. Motherlode, bitches.

    Imagine the bunker from Terminator 3 - basically.


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    Accommodations - probably NCOs, as enlisted were stacked 12 deep to a room

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    Commoners to the right

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    Evacuation path

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    1930s workplace safety posters were decidedly more stylish



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    Disposition of Allied forces

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    Anyone fancy a game of Risk?

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    Get on with the damn briefing, already

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    A spot of paint...

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    Little Red Corvette

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    Upwards toward the main munitions and vehicle entrance

    More, as usual, at kosmograd dot net and, I hope, as soon as he gets his (probably even better and definitely more extensive) pics up, Defender's page.​
     
    #1 johnsalomon, Apr 2, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2012

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