Discussion in 'WW2 Battlefields Today' started by Bob Wilton, Oct 29, 2014.
Any one interested in pictures of the underground fortifications, or as it already been covered?
good day bob wilton,j.m.today.12:35 am.re:majinot line in france,it is always an interesting subject,it was a great project for the builder,quiet useless to stop a modern army, i have seen a tv doco,were they have muchroom farms doing very well in the tunnels.so it has not been a complete waste of time,thank you for posting regards bernar85 :icon_bye:
I am very interested in fortifications, especially the Maginot Line and Westwall. Those are nice photos of Gros Ouvrage Schoenenbourg. Did you visit it?
Yes I went there in May this year with some of my German friends.I was fascinated by the size of it and the length of the tunnels.I have many more pictures to post on this thread. My German friends are members of a society in Rheinland Palatinate that are protecting the West Wall from being destroyed, I visited some of the bunkers with them.
I may know of some of the same guys you know. My co-author (of the Osprey campign book "Maginot Line 1940: Battles on the French Frontier") - Martin Rupp - is involved with the Westwall in the Pirmasens and Sarrebucken area. Two years ago I visited many of Westwall sites in the Pfälzerwald and Bienwald. It is all very interesting.
Back in the 90s, I visited almost every ouvrage from La Ferte to Schoenenbourg, inside and out.
Hi Marc, I did meet someone who came from Pirmasens but I cannot remember his name,but the chap I was talking to had a great knowledge about different types of trees.I have some names which I have written down so I will send them to you by PM.I lost just over 18lb in weight tramping about the woods.The Germans I met were very friendly indeed and I was made very welcome by one and all.I worked in the Saarland and stayed at Saarbrueken and know the area around there quite well.
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