Someone who visited the Blockhaus said it was not worth the detour. I disagree. The Blockhaus is a monument to the suffering of all those who were forced to construct it, it is also the grave of several workers - some of whom were Jews and their remains are interred in the structure.
The Blockhaus is also a reminder of why our parents fought evil, in my case my wife's father was probably involved in one of the visits that the RAF paid to the site and it was functional almost up to the end of the war when it was over run by allied forces. I think from memory - I don't have the book to hand, that it is mentioned in either the "Dambusters" or "Cheshire VC," as 617 Squadron were certainly users of the "Tallboy" bombs that were dropped on the site.
Those people who built it suffered and if for no other reason we should all visit it and spend some time in quiet contemplation of those who suffered because evil tried to reign supreme. That the Blockhaus is still relatively intact is a tribute to those poor people who built it.
Go and remember them. Thank your god that evil was defeated and remember what the Blockhaus could have done.
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