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Sunday, December 04, 2011

Eperlecques Blockhouse, Calais

Eperlecques Blockhouse is a large German WW2 concrete bunker, built between 1943-44. It is located on the outskirts of the village of St. Omer near Calais in Northern France. The bunker was designed as a launch base for V2 rockets, but was heavily bombed by the allies and therefore never completed or made operational. The evidence of the bombing can be clearly seen today and the large holes in the reinforced concrete help to show the true scale of the blockhouse. The main bunker is now open as a museum, although the lower level is flooded, and the woods around the bunker house a collection of artillery and other WW2 relics.

This bunker is open to the public and well worth a visit!

Exterior view of the huge bunker

Concrete platform at the rear of the bunker

Another view

Bomb damage

Twisted rebar damage

Rear of the bunker

Rooms beneath the concrete platform

Damage to some of the rooms

Inside the bunker

Looking down to lower level of the bunker

Replica V-2 Rocket in the launch position

1 comment:

Urcals said...

The v2 rocket as shown is this the cardboard flat mockup I read about so time ago