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“great WWII site--off the beaten path”

Blockhaus d'Eperlecques
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Full Day Tour of WW2 in Northern France, the Atlantic Wall ,V1 and V2 launching...
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Girard, Ohio
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75 reviews
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“great WWII site--off the beaten path”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

I strongly recommend visiting this WWII V-2 rocket site if you are interested in war-related history, rockets, and an original site. We drove from Calais to the site without too much difficulty. It was an incredible place and one ceratinly feels the power and emotion attached to this place. Much of the original structure is still intact. It was wonderful to see both British and French school kids visiting the site to learn it's history. Our 10 year-old daughter was impressed. Aside from the technology, there's also a significant display on slave labor and those who tolied and died at this place. There are many examples of the V-2 rockets launched at England during the war. I find sites like this--off-the-beaten-path often more informative than the larger museums.

Visited July 2012
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Swindon UK
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80 reviews
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“A surprising gem”
Reviewed September 18, 2012

Didnt know about this place, and im a WW2 devotee.
The visit starts with a gentle walk up hill, past weapons and shelters, all laid out with signs to inform the visitor.
And then you get to the bunker.
I wont spoil it but......wow!
We spent over two hours there, and the time flew by.
really well worth a visit and will interst the WW2 enthusiast and casual visitor alike.

Visited September 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Hitler's V2 rockets”
Reviewed September 16, 2012

It is horrifying to realise just how close London came to being wiped out by the V2 rockets. The Nazis had the potential to fire 36 V2s a day and they were virtually impossible to defend against ans so vastly more dangerous than the V1 doodlebugs. One feels so sad for all the forced labourers Jews, Concentration camp inmates and others who were forced to build this enormous BLOCKHAUS. The recorded commentary is very good in many languages.All well displayed. We were saved by Bomber Command and the US bombers who carried out a successful attack on this horrifying installation just in time.

Visited September 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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“Impressive WW2 relic”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

Big old bunker with impressive bomb damage. There are some other exhibits on the way up to the bunker which are interesting plus a railway carriage from the holocaust which is disturbing.

Visited September 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2012

We came upon this by accident, having seen some road signs and being intrigued. We has some idea that it would be to do with the V1 and V2 attacks.

The entrance is a sort of enlarged shop, and seems unimpressive, but do not be put off. Once inside you walk on a wooded path for a short distance past various exhibits, some more impressive than others. There is plenty of information, both written on display boards in several languages and on audio.

Then you turn a corner and see this extraordinary, monolithic building. I have never seen anything like it, and it certainly makes you think. You can go inside-it is like a concrete cathedral inside, with a mock-up of a V2 which demonstrates the sheer scale of these things, and an informative 7 minute film available in different languages/ You can see how it was built, and how it was bombed by the Allies. I would say you should not miss this.

Visited August 2012
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