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German command post bunker

German command post bunker

German command post bunker near the Ypres Salient

Half hidden underground on a hillside along the First World War battlefield in West Flanders, the German army built a reinforced concrete command post bunker.

The spacious concrete construction was built in 1916 by specialized engineering troops, the Armierungs-Bataillone. 'Erbaut 3. Komp. Arm. Btl. 27 1916, ' reads the inscription on the facade plate next to the entrance to the bunker. The bunker is about nineteen meters long and was manned by the staff of German reserve regiments.

The command post has six different rooms, the interior walls initially covered with wooden slats. From their almost invisible shelter, the Germans observed the front in complete safety: the roof was up to a meter thick in some places.

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