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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.
Louis: Thy have the shape to look like a pill box, but with the slit looks like a mail box. Around our big harbours, we have big gun placements, dating from WW2 and they are accompanied by pill boxes - we also use the name smile
What a find - and a terrific shot to have the motorbike passing with the perfect amount of motion blur!
Louis: That bike adds more value to the picture, than I have thought at the time.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 15 Aug 2018, 06:10
Oh, this is interesting, I never saw the bunkers.
Louis: They are well camouflaged as mail boxes. smile
I never saw these either, Louis. Can you imagine standing inside there for hours at a time?
Louis: My imagination allows for the poor soldier to fall asleep out of boredom, only to wake up covered by letters, posted by people who mistook it for a mailbox.
  • 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..
Louis: At least they are not in the way, Chris That helps with their survival.
  • 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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