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U-Boat bunker Valentin near Bremen, Germany

U-Boat bunker Valentin near Bremen, Germany

The purpose of the bunker was to construct U-boats (submarines). The 9 parts of the specific U-boat, U-boat XXI, were already finished. In the bunker they would put all the parts together and then a complete U-boat would leave the bunker.

The bunker is built next to the Weser, the plan was to dig a channel to the bunker so the U-boat could easily get in and out, they never had the ...
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U-Boat Bunker Hornisse

U-Boat Bunker Hornisse

This U-boat bunker is located in Bremen. The bunker was 362m x 68m in size and the roof of the bunker was 4,5m thick. The construction of the bunker started in March 1944 and was never completed.

http://www.ww2museums.com/article/5273
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Bridge pont de Saint-Nazaire (France)

Bridge pont de Saint-Nazaire (France)

This picture of the bridge is very intersting because it the longest bridge of La Loire (longest river in France). Up to the bridge you can see all around you and specially the Atlantic Ocean and naval construction (Queen Mary II) of Saint-Nazaire.
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U-Boat Bunker - Lorient - France

U-Boat Bunker - Lorient - France

U-boat bunker is located in Lorient. The bunker was 403 x 146m in size and the roof of the bunker was 3,5m thick. The bunker was constructed in the period May 1941 - December 1941 and had a capacity of 7 boats
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WWII U-Boat Bunker, Brest, France

WWII U-Boat Bunker, Brest, France

The building of the U-boat bunker started in January 1941 and in September 1941 the first boat, U-372, used the first ready pen. The U-boat bunker at Brest was 333 metres wide, 192 metres long and roughly 17 metres high. The area covered was a record 52,000 square metres. The bunker was actually two structures, the first consisting of 13 pens, A to E and 1 to 8, the second of pens 9 and 10. The...
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U-Boat Bunker BRUNO in Bergen

U-Boat Bunker BRUNO in Bergen

The planning of a U-boat bunker in Bergen started already in late 1940 by Organization Todt, who also made a special group called "Einzatzgruppe wiking". They were set to coordinate the building of the U-boat bunker, as well as other bunkers along the coast. The construction of bunker "Bruno" started one year later. The bunker had 7 pens, including 3 dry-docks and 3 "we...
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La Pallice german U-Boat Bunker, France

La Pallice german U-Boat Bunker, France

From September 1940 was La Pallice the alternative base for the Italian Betasom submarines (the main base of operations being Bordeaux). The 3rd Flotilla took over the base on October 27, 1941.

In April 1941 the German Command decided to build also a bunker in La Pallice. The first two pens were finished in October 1941. The U-boat bunker was 195 m wide, 165 m long and 19m high....
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8th Airforce Bombing Raid against the Submarine Pens of St. Nazaire, 29 May

8th Airforce Bombing Raid against the Submarine Pens of St. Nazaire, 29 May

VIII Bomber Command Mission Number 61:

169 B-17's are dispatched against the submarine pens and locks at Saint-Nazaire, France; 147 aircraft hit the target at 1706-1711 hours local; we claim 6-0-1 Luftwaffe aircraft; we lose 8 B-17's, 1 is damaged beyond repair and 58 are damaged; casualties are 10 WIA and 71 MIA. 7 YB-40's, heavily armored B-17's with increased firepower for es...
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WW2 V2 Nazi bunker - La coupole

WW2 V2 Nazi bunker - La coupole

Situated in the Pas-de-Calais, 5 km from the town of Saint-Omer, LA COUPOLE is a gigantic underground bunker designed by the Nazis, in 1943-1944, to store, prepare and launch the V2 rockets (first missiles to reach the stratosphere), the secret weapon that Hitler was counting on to destroy London and reverse the course of the war.

http://www.lacoupole.com/en/default.asp
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Bunker Aachen Forest

Bunker Aachen Forest

Bunker Aachen Forest

(Germany - Nordrhein-Westfalen - Aachen)

This bunker was part of the Westwall and was build in 1939. It was of type Regelbautyp SK/6a No. 153 and was 10.7 by 12 metres tall. The walls are 2 metres thick and the bunker had a armoured dome with a MG 08. The crew existed of 9 soldiers.

On 13 and 14 September 1944 there were fights a...
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WWII U-Boat Bunker, Bordeaux, France

WWII U-Boat Bunker, Bordeaux, France

This base is a bit special as it's an inland port, 60 miles from the coast.

Admiral Dönitz decided during the summer of 1941 to also a build a protective bunker in Bordeaux. Construction began in September 1941.

The bunker was 245m wide, 162m long and 19 m high. Above the pens the roof was 5.6m thick and 3.6m thick above the rear servicing area. The first U-boat to use...
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Normandy dock before destruction, Saint Nazaire

Normandy dock before destruction, Saint Nazaire

At 350 metres long, fifty metres wide, and a full 16 metres deep the Forme-Ecluse Louis-Joubert, named after the President of St Nazaire Chamber of Commerce, was specially constructed to house the 80,000-ton ‘Normandie’ which had been built in the Penhoët shipyard and launched in 1932. It was the primary means of access from the River Loire to the man-made inner basin of the port.The Normandie ...
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