Ouvrage Rohrbach - July 22 (Permission visit)

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Newage

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Hi All
Day 2 of 14 and a visit to Ouvrage Rohrbach another Maginot line bunker system, a lot of these places are now in private hands and offer visits,
if you can arrange an English visit it ends up as a one on one private guided tour, The guy who showed us round was epic,

You want the light off - no problem
You want to crawl down the drainage tunnel - no problem
You want to climb up in to the turret - help yourself

Built in 1938 and one of the last set of Maginot line bunker systems built, it has 3 main combat blocks the lift still works in Block 1 and all the
diesel engine generators work as well.

Picture time.

Combat block 1

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Top of the 30m lift shaft - I took the stairs all 97ft down.

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Power plant room

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Looking back towards Block 1 on our way to Block 2

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It`s a bloody long walk between Block 1 and 2 (Block 3 is out of bounds)

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The drainage and emergency exit tunnel

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Inside the artillery turret (It all works)

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Right bunker fans that will do for this one, thanks for looking all comments are most welcome.
There is a metric bucket load more pictures on my FlickR page so head on over to -

Ouvrage Rohrbach

Cheers Newage
 

Hayman

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Hi All
Day 2 of 14 and a visit to Ouvrage Rohrbach another Maginot line bunker system, a lot of these places are now in private hands and offer visits,
if you can arrange an English visit it ends up as a one on one private guided tour, The guy who showed us round was epic,

You want the light off - no problem
You want to crawl down the drainage tunnel - no problem
You want to climb up in to the turret - help yourself

Built in 1938 and one of the last set of Maginot line bunker systems built, it has 3 main combat blocks the lift still works in Block 1 and all the
diesel engine generators work as well.

Picture time.

Combat block 1

52265348135_8a35626dd7_b.jpg

Top of the 30m lift shaft - I took the stairs all 97ft down.

52264865391_67cca5453c_b.jpg

Power plant room

52263901267_ef5fdcde30_b.jpg


52265142369_ede5626819_b.jpg

Looking back towards Block 1 on our way to Block 2

52263920692_5a036db01b_b.jpg

It`s a bloody long walk between Block 1 and 2 (Block 3 is out of bounds)

52264900398_78ebdc999d_b.jpg

The drainage and emergency exit tunnel

52265369170_ae4ccb2b02_b.jpg


Inside the artillery turret (It all works)

52265371585_bd87cb7cb5_b.jpg


Right bunker fans that will do for this one, thanks for looking all comments are most welcome.
There is a metric bucket load more pictures on my FlickR page so head on over to -

Ouvrage Rohrbach

Cheers Newage
A "metric bucket load"? Those French academics again.
 

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