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Report - WW2 Underground Bunker - France, March 2015

The_Raw

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This bunker was built in 1934. It consists of three combat blocks, each linked by an underground gallery system containing barracks spaces, ammunition storage and utility services. The galleries are excavated at an average depth of up to 30 metres (98 ft). In 1940 it was attacked by German forces during the Battle of France and was forced to surrender after a heavy artillery bombardment. It was re-equipped after the war, but was abandoned in the 1970s.

I visited with Extreme_ironing, Monkey, & 3 German friends. We tried a couple of others in the area first, one was sealed, the other was no deeper than ground level and empty. As soon as we got inside this one and saw there was a lift going down we were immediately excited. It turned out to be huge underneath with little bits of everything left behind and very little vandalism, an amazing example of it's kind and an absolute pleasure to explore. Massive thanks to our German friends for making this happen, it was just one part of a fantastic trip.


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One room had several of these old pin ups on the walls

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The tunnels either side led to the other blocks with their own fort at the top of some stairs

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Two of the gun emplacements

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Thanks for looking.