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Traces of War


2 x one person bunkers, can be seen just outside the Gesundbronnen U-Bahn (underground - well a lot of the time ) station. The bunkers were meant for observing soldiers, to provide some surface intelligence about ongoing bombing raids, during WW2.


The fact that they are still there, shows what an elusive target they were.



comments (12)

There are still numerous 'Pill boxes' as we called them in strategic positions all over the U.K.
What a find - and a terrific shot to have the motorbike passing with the perfect amount of motion blur!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 15 Aug 2018, 06:10
Oh, this is interesting, I never saw the bunkers.
I never saw these either, Louis. Can you imagine standing inside there for hours at a time?
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 15 Aug 2018, 07:01
There are quite a lot of wartime memories left in modern Berlin, if you look closely enough. But these things are just crazy. I'm surprised they still exist..
  • Astrid
  • Nederland
  • 15 Aug 2018, 07:16
We still have a lot of bunkers all over the Netherlands, Louis. But this is the first time I saw a 1 person one.... I have to say that their visual from inside out cannot be too much.....
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 15 Aug 2018, 08:49
Concrete burkhars? Better not get onto that subject since our Boris Johnson put his foot in it the other day. I have not seen these before, thank you Louis.
Beaten to it by Chad, I immediately thought of our clown politician Boris
  • Ayush Basu
  • Venlo, Netherlands
  • 15 Aug 2018, 11:16
i love your head on angle in this shot, Louis. i remember seeing one surviving in Singapore, but that was more horizontal - meaning the occupants had to be on their bellies looking out.
You would't see much through those slots. I think Chad has said what many of us were probably thinking.
I doubt if they could have withstood a direct hit!
I must admit to being surprised they are still there.

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