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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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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 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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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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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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Saint-Nazaire U-Boat Bunker

Saint-Nazaire U-Boat Bunker

Build between 1941 and 1942 by more than 4600 workers of Todt Organisation, U-boat base of St-Nazaire needed 313000 m3 of concrete.

This bunker could protect 20 U-boats in 14 pens.
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Lorient submarine pens

Lorient submarine pens

Lorient housed a German submarine base during World War II; although the city was heavily damaged by Allied bombing raids, the base survived through the end of the war. As they could not destroy the base itself, the Allies decided to bomb the city, on purpose, to cut the supplying of the U-Boats. Without gasoline, food, or water it became impossible for these submarines to return to the Atlanti...
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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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V2 Bunker - Eperlecques

V2 Bunker - Eperlecques

The Blockhouse of Eperlecques, the largest bunker of the North of France classified historic building.

http://www.leblockhaus.com/
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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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Point 29 - Naval AA Group Command Complex, Den Helder

Point 29 - Naval AA Group Command Complex, Den Helder

From here the AA batteries were controlled. A conspicuous bunker is the Fl 250 (Flakgruppenkommandostand). This type of bunker has a tower. In France there are Fl 250' s with towers of 20 meters. The tower of the FL 250 at Den Helder is a bit lower: 6 meters. In Denmark there are even Fl 250 with no tower at all. The height of the tower, if any, depended on the terrain.
Apart from the Fl...
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Hitlers bunker at Fromelles

Hitlers bunker at Fromelles

At Fromelles Hitler was stationed in 1916 with the 16th. Infantery Regiment.

For a long time it was thaught he was staying in a bunker west of fromelles. Often referred to as Hitler's bunker but this is wrong ! Hitler didn't recognize this bunker during his visit.

A sign was placed here referring to Hitler's bunker but it is gone or removed by now.

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