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Report - ENGELKING CAMP [FRA] 20/06/2016

Alessio1st

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
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This is my second report. It’s fresh out of the camera, I’ve been there yesterday.

I’ll call this camp the Engelking Camp, won’t post the actual name of it on here, mainly because you can’t enter through the main gate and if you try you’ll get caught a 100%.

They started building this camp in the 30’s and finished by 1933, it was meant for keeping the soldiers that fought at the ligne maginot safe. The troops however never stayed there during peace times.

During the German occupation, it was taken in by the German troops. After the WW2, the camp was used by the American and French army.

Some troops from the nearby city still come to this camp for training purposes sometimes.

A couple of years ago they introduced a project to rehabilitate the camp and transform it into a prison or juvenile correction center, but the villagers didn’t want that kind of facility in their town.

I’ve parked my car about a kilometer away from where I went in through the woods.

Arriving at the first barrack, you have to go over barbed wire to get into it.

Once you get inside there are a couple of rooms in there, the place is empty besides some tires lying around. The roof is partly damaged and there is not much light coming through the windows, mainly because it’s well hidden into the woods.

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When exiting the barrack you end up on a patch which leads deeper into the forest until you come across a fireplace which leads you directly on one of the main roads.

The next building is probably the building where few soldiers slept and made maintenance work on the vehicles.

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By following the path there are plenty of buildings on the left hand-side, there is guard post next to the first building I enter. When entering the building, I see this huge cage hanging from the ceiling underneath the air vents. The building looks pretty infiltrated by water.

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I didn’t go further than the staircase on the upper floors, mainly because it was wooden floor, it was infiltrated by water, it was bloated up with water, really unstable and also mainly because I am way too heavy (110kg) and it would have been suicide walking on that floor.

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The other buildings were made pretty much the same, as you can see on the picture, the floors are bloated up and there is not much left.

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You can see the rest of my collection on my flickr account: https://flic.kr/s/aHskCxzjiJ

Thanks for reading!