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Monday, September 01, 2008
Blériot Plage Bunker, Calais
This large bunker, located on Blériot Plage in Calais, appears to have been a command post for the nearby Oldenburg and Lindemann Batteries. It consists of a number of rooms, accessed by three corridors, one of which leads to an observation post. Unfortunately, due to its location on the dunes, the bunker is half filled with sand, making entry very difficult. It also contains a great deal of rubbish and broken glass, and has been heavily vandalised.
Although this can be visited, entry is not recommended due to the precarious entrance.
One of the original entrances, now sealed
The only current access, through an escape hatch
Looking back to the entrance, a tight squeeze!
Inside the first part of the bunker, which must be crawled through
Further in, it is now possible to stand
Inside one of the many rooms
Looking towards corridor
Another low part
Tiles still remain in this room
Corridor between the rooms
Entrance into one of the rooms
Another view of the same room
Original door, leading to stairs to observation post