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1943- The Blockhaus d'Eperlecques is built using slave labor in northeast France for the Nazis as a launching facility for ballistic missiles against London. The "Wunderwaffe" V-2 ballistic missile intended for use here requires large fuel supplies of liquid oxygen which is intended to be stored at the site. The style of bunker is based on the massive submarine pens being built by the Germans in France & Norway, & is designed to launch 36 ballistic missiles a day.

The Blockhaus d'Éperlecques (English: Bunker of Éperlecques, also referred to as "the Watten bunker" or simply is a Second World War bunker, now part of a museum, near Saint-Omer in the northern Pas-de-Calais département of France.

These 4 Massive Nazi-Built Bunkers Near Calais Are Both Frightning and Stunning

Audinghen_Batterie_Todt Hitler's Atlantic Wall defenses seemed tough but not enough to stop the US troops and allies led by General Eisenhower. The incredibly brave young men walked right up to the rock and guns of Germans and got through.

Pointe du Petit Minou, Goulet de Brest, France. Based in and above the Fort du Minou, the battery protected the entrance to the Goulet de Brest.

Based in and above the Fort du Minou, the battery protected the entrance to the Goulet de Brest.

Petite Ouvrage Welschof, Maginot Line, eastern France... ***IMAGE INTENSIVE***

Petite Ouvrage Welschof, Maginot Line, eastern France... ***IMAGE INTENSIVE***

Moss: Long since abandoned, the 1892-built Verne Battery was used for storing fieldguns brought over from France, and during WW2 to house ammunition in preparation for the D-Day landings. It also became an AA battery (anti-aircraft artillery). Thousands of gravestones were hewn from Portland Stone for the fallen Allied soldiers who died in both World Wars. It was also used to build the Cenotaph in Whitehall.

The last stand: Eerie photos capture man-made coastal remnants of WW2

Moss: Long since abandoned, the Verne Battery was used for storing fieldguns brought over from France, and during to house ammunition in preparation for the D-Day landings. It also became an AA battery (anti-aircraft artillery). Thousands o

Omaha Beach, Normandy France You cannot believe how thick the walls are.

Omaha Beach, Normandy France You cannot believe how thick the walls are.

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