Welschhof bunker - July 22

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Newage

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Hi All
This was day 1 and location 1 of our recent 14 day trip to France.
This is the Maginot line bunker of Welschhof, the place was open up until very recently, It`s now sealed tight (the reason for be sealed was that 2
lads were on top of the lift cage when it collapsed dropping 10 to 30 meters down the shaft, massive injuries to one of the lads needing helicopter
air lift to hospital.

Made up of 3 combat blocks with plenty of 47mm machine gun turrets and observation turrets.

Pictures.....

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The machine gun turret on top of combat block 1 has had a direct hit from German artillery in WW2

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The armored search light attached to the front face of combat block1

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Two of the turrets on the top of combat block 2

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Wells that about it for Welschhof bunker, thanks for looking and all comments are most welcome.
There are a few more odds and sods of this place up on my FlickR site so head over too -

Welschhof Maginot line bunker

Cheers Newage
 

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That really took a hit that turret and must have rung the ears of the person on the other side. Shame it is shut, Think it will be reopened
 

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That really took a hit that turret and must have rung the ears of the person on the other side. Shame it is shut, Think it will be reopened
It will get re-opened, but it would need a cordless small disk cutter, it`s out of the way.
So I would guess 5 to 6 months and bingo.
 

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