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Blockhaus at Eperlecques

Eperlecques, France
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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English first
Crawley, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

This was very near to where I was staying at the Gandspette campsite. Looking at the outside you would not believe what lay behind. Very much helped you get a sense of what the war meant to the people there. So well laid out, the sound system is good and adds to the atmosphere. Fascinating trip which is pretty much... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

a great visit - very thought-provoking and carefully presented to appeal to all humanity. It was recommended to us and we would happily recommend to others.

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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We didn't know what to expect but the whole exhibition was incredible. Very well laid out exhibits with detailed explanations using audio at strategic points. Well worth a visit especially on a nice day as it's all outdoors.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Everyone I've talked to who has visited the Blockhaus is in agreement, it doesn't make your holiday better, but it makes us remember war should be stopped at almost all cost. This is a memorial that will move you and test our comprehension of what really happened, and what could. PLEASE VISIT.

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Wolverhampton, England
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66 reviews 66 reviews
42 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

A must visit even if you are only slightly interested in WW2. We have visited various WW2 sites in France and I would say that this is one of the most impressive and unusual. There is plenty to see aside from the bunker as there is a guided walk around the site which takes you past a range of military... More

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London, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
27 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The centrepiece of a visit is an imposing concrete bunker designed to securely assemble and launch V2 rockets - essentially the first ballistic missile. Apparently this never came to fruition as the allies bombing efforts caused too much damage despite the imposing construction. Along with the bunker itself and a walk inside (bring a pullover/coat - it's cold temperature wise... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Very thought provoking atmosphere. From the concentration camp train carriages to the bomb craters, to the cathedral of concrete. It held the attention of two easily bored teenage boys for an hour and a half. Well worth a trip if you are in the area.

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Remarkable place and a reminder of the dark days of the 1940s. I had not heard of this Bunker but its history is fascinating , moving and sad . Its scale is amazing , the vast tonnage of concrete that Allied bombing tried to smash , the ingenuity of the Germans in trying to protect the site from that bombing... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

We arrived at 10.00 midweek in early May, so it was quiet, and Reception advised us to get going, as there was a big French group due.....sound advice, as we were able to enjoy the amazing commentaries at various points along the route....these can be selected in the language of your choice, so on busy days, you might not be... More

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Nieuwpoort, Belgium
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Fascinating, it was my second visit but it was long time ago and still I was impressed. The shop needs a update and a giant moviescreen, good speekers inside the bunker would complete the feeling.

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