Bunker

A Giant Abandoned Cold War Bunker in Southern Europe

Somewhere in Southern Europe stands a giant bunker, build within a mountain, that once was a massive, busy complex for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Build during the Cold War era, more specifically around the grounding of the Warsaw Pact, this bunker complex was a home for somewhere around 250 people, who were daily active …

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Erwin Rommel checking-out atlantikwall

Erwin Rommel assumes command of the Atlantikwall

Erwin Rommel and the Atlantikwall In the latter half of 1943, two of World War II’s most colorful and charismatic senior commanders, General George S. Patton, Jr. and Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, the “Desert Fox,” were both out of work and in the doghouse, with their careers not only on hold, but possibly even coming to an end. Patton’s …

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Bunker SK1 in which the museum is located

Visiting Bunker Museum Antwerpen – Atlantikwall Museum

Many people don’t know this, not even much Belgians, however there’s something unique to be found in Wilrijk, Belgium. In Park den Brandt (Wilrijk, Antwerp) a whole bunker village can be found and every first week-end of the month one of them opens up. The museum is to be found in one of SK1 Bunkers and …

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The "hidden" entrance at Arpalouki fortress. Note the bullet holes on the walls, a vivid reminder of the fierce battles that took place exactly here in April 1941

Lt.Col. (ret.) Ilias Kotridis and the “Metaxas line”

Lieutenant Colonel (ret.) Ilias Kotridis has dedicated his life and efforts unearthing the lost secrets of the “Metaxas Line”, a complex of concrete bunkers and fortresses that withstood the German invasion. The Germans launched their attack on April 6, 1941 and the Greek army stationed at the bunkers caused a significant number of casualties to …

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A German bunker that was built in 1943 has recently been uncovered in Arcachon Basin, Gironde in France by the Archaeological Research Group for the Atlantic Wall: Arcachon Sector (Gramasa).

German WWII Bunker uncovered after 70 years in France

A German WWII Bunker that was built in 1943 has recently been uncovered in Arcachon Basin, Gironde in France by the Archaeological Research Group for the Atlantic Wall: Arcachon Sector (Gramasa). After 70 years the bunker has finally been reopened again. This bunker was part of the Atlantikwall, a network of 15,000 concrete bunkers that …

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