Need help on V2-missile base at Saint-Omer (Northern France)

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Need help on V2-missile base at Saint-Omer (Northern France)

Post by human177 » 11 Sep 2003 17:54

Does anyone know anything about this base? I would really appreciate some info!

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Post by villenier » 11 Sep 2003 19:32

I believe you mean Eperlecques.. (blokhaus).
It's indeed a big bunker. I have visited this building twice. There are speakers placed at several places in and around the building. In many languages; including dutch and french ;-). I'll will post some pictures soon...

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Post by villenier » 11 Sep 2003 19:46

My pics come sooner than expected :-)

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Post by Rommel8 » 11 Sep 2003 20:29

great pics mate

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Post by human177 » 11 Sep 2003 20:32

Thank you ever so much!
Does anyone have some text info about the bunker?

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Post by villenier » 12 Sep 2003 10:26

You can find more info at there website:
http://www.leblockhaus.com

or more specific:

http://www.leblockhaus.com/blockhausold ... orique.htm

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Post by villenier » 12 Sep 2003 10:27

Rommel8 wrote:great pics mate


thx !!!

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Post by Wespe » 13 Sep 2003 22:31

Hi,

The V2 base near St-Omer is not the one in Eperlecques. Although the one in Eperleque is certainly a V2 base and definitely worth a visit it's not the one at St-Omer.
The one at St-Omer is "La Coupole" and is very different in design compared to the one in Eperlecques. It's infrastructure(museum) is also more up to date. Saying this I want to add that both sites are very interesting and both have a different approach in bringing the story to you. You should really see both of them.
By the way, the pictures posted here, by Villenier, give you a good Idea of Eperlecques. They are nice pictures indeed.
Other big structures, worthwhile visiting, in the same region are: Mimoyeques( V3 base), Batterie Todt (they also have a railway gun on display) and there is also a V1 bunker( I would have to look this up since I don't remember exactly where).

But I'am drifting of...you wanted information...what kind of information is it that you're looking for...statistics?...purpose?...layouts?...where it is?....
Let me know and I'll try to help you out.

Greetings,
Erik

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Post by Wespe » 13 Sep 2003 22:35

Hi,
I forgot,
In case you need pictures of ""La Coupole", I have them somewhere.

Greetings,
Erik

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Post by villenier » 14 Sep 2003 10:33

I never visited La Coupole but I will do once. I believe there is also some sort of multimedia show? is this correct?

Batterie Todt is in Audinghen near Cap Gris-Nez. It's surtenly is a visit worth!! You can see lots of equipment including a railway gun.
I posted pics of this vehicule here:
http://www.thirdreichforum.com/viewtopi ... nte+casino

I have also pics from inside, i'll poste them later...

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Post by daveh » 14 Sep 2003 12:55

visitor details at

http://www.theotherside.co.uk/tm-heritage/ visit/visit-stomer-lacoupole.htm

http://www.theotherside.co.uk/tm-heritage/ visit/visit-stomer-blockhaus.htm

view of La Coupole

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Post by human177 » 14 Sep 2003 15:06

Thanks, I indeed ment 'La Coupole.'
Although 'The Blokhaus' looks nice too. I'll try to visit this some other day.

I'm just looking for some general info or tips out of personal experience before going there myself.

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Post by Wespe » 15 Sep 2003 12:44

Hi human 177,

Your symbol with the Flemish lion and the title "Flandern", together with the fact that your location says "Flanders" makes me think you might speak Dutch. If so you should check out the following Dutch website. It will show you a lot, and I mean "A LOT", of interesting places concerning WWII. In most cases it will give you an overall rating and comments given by visitors (people like you and me). You will also have the option to give ratings and comments yourself. [url]www.oorlogsmusea.nl[url]
I use it a lot myself...veel plezier ermee.

Erik[/url]

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Post by Wespe » 15 Sep 2003 12:48

Sorry,
Something went wrong with the link.
Here it is again.
http://www.oorlogsmusea.nl

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Post by human177 » 15 Sep 2003 18:57

Dank je!
Thanks and yes, I indeed speak Dutch :)

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