Mimoyecques Bunker

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On Sunday we went to The Large bunker at Mimoyecques.  This is where the Germans were going to launch the V3 Rockets from.  This bunker is huge.  But first we visited another huge battery from the Atlantic wall.  This one was the size of that one from the previous day but it wasn’t’ a museums and it wasn’t’ kept up.  Which I actually like that better, except for the graffiti on the walls.  In this particular one there is still German propaganda message on the wall.   After the battery we went to The Large bunker at Mimoyecques, miles and miles of tunnels built by POWs and prisoners and was designed to shoot 600 V3 Shells a day.  But like the previous bunkers I talked about on this trip, it was bombed by the 6 Ton Tall boy bombs.  During the bombing the guards and prisoners would go to the lowest level of the bunker thinking they were safe from the bombing.  Unfortunately they were wrong.  One of the bombs caused a cave in and water, rock and dirt filled the bottom lever and killed several thousand people, they still remain there today.   This was a good trip but the lighting in there wasn’t real friendly on the camera.  So most of the pictures came out blurry.

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