V1 V2 WWII Bunker - Blockhaus d'Éperlecques - Watten bunker

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    Took a trip over to France to explore some WWII bunkers.

    Second stop was a V1 & V2 Rocket bunker called Le Blockhaus. This place was huge. It was set up as a factory to build and launch the V1 & V2 rockets.

    The factory was never fully operational as British intelligence discovered the bunker and and launch several bombing raids on the factory during 1944.

    The factory was constructed with the aid of over 2000 prisoners of war, who took their chances during the bombings to escape. Other stories of the condition the POW's had to work in were just harrowing, with some prisoners ending up within the 23 foot concrete walls.

    1. cgullz 77 months ago | reply

      quite industrial and imposing. great shot.

      keeping history alive

      in: Traces of War

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