Todays images are of the The ‘Atlantic Wall Museum’ taken on 06 May 2012.
The Atlantic Wall Museum is located at former German Command Bunker 608, part of the Atlantic Wall defences built along Europe’s western seaboard by the German occupying forces during World War 2 and extended from Norway in the North to Spain in the South in attempt to prevent an invasion of Europe by the allied forces.
At the end of World War 2 some of the Bunkers were blown up and destroyed but many were just sealed up and forgotten and over the passage of time have become buried in the dunes. Command Bunker 608 was recently recovered from the dunes by the ‘Atlantic Wall Museum Scheveningen Foundation’ and now serves as a ‘living’ monument and a reminder of what can happen when tyranny succeeds.
Visiting the Atlantic Wall Museum – Command Bunker 608, it’s as if stepping back in time, there are personal as well as military items from the war years on display and except for the bunkers obvious aged deteriorated condition, it appears as it may have done during the occupation.
Upon exiting the bunker you are not only left with a fascinating insight into its history and workings but also a chilling understanding of the fear that must have been experienced by dutch inhabitants during the occupation of their country.
Todays photographs were taken on 06 May 2012.
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