Small mystery bunker

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Small mystery bunker

Post by SES » 07 Mar 2004 19:30

This bunker is found just outside a WM depot area near Århus. Have anyone seen anything like it. Any sugestions as to the purpose/function?
Photos by Flemming jensen Århus 2003.
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Post by Erik E » 07 Mar 2004 20:32

Usually strange objects like this turns up in former areas with barracks, camps and such. I have seen several similar constructions in Norway, but usually we write them off as "Barrack foundations"

I would say that a wooden structure obviously once stood on top of this.
Maybe a food depot? With a ladder going up to the kitchen??

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Post by SES » 07 Mar 2004 20:35

Erik E wrote:Usually strange objects like this turns up in former areas with barracks, camps and such. I have seen several similar constructions in Norway, but usually we write them off as "Barrack foundations"

I would say that a wooden structure obviously once stood on top of this.
Maybe a food depot? With a ladder going up to the kitchen??

EE

Hi Erik.
No a bad theory at all. But I have the aerial photo of the area and there is no barrack at that position. As a matter of fact this construction is about 200 m outside the perimeter of the depot.
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Post by Erik E » 07 Mar 2004 20:44

Is it just the 2,5 x 2,5 meters we see, or is there "more inside" :)

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Small bunker at WM depot.

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Post by Erik E » 07 Mar 2004 20:57

Interesting detail:

The walls facing the open field has thicker walls than those facing the hillside. This makes me think that it was used for a military purpose, and not food :)

Why it was placed away from the camp is a key factor.
I was just thinking on some kind of shelter for guards, maybe with a fireplace, but the hole in the roof is maybe too big for that......

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Post by hammerhdc » 09 Mar 2004 17:45

Are you sure it was actually outside the perimeter? It could have been used to store ammo. Maybe part of a depot?

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Post by SES » 09 Mar 2004 18:15

hammerhdc wrote:Are you sure it was actually outside the perimeter? It could have been used to store ammo. Maybe part of a depot?
Hi.
Thank you for the reaction. Yes it is outside, what mystify me is the square hole in the roof. You have a hard time getting in and out in full battle grab, and you have to be damm tall to stick your head out :-)
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Post by Snorre » 13 Mar 2004 13:45

Hi SES,

I have seen a similar structure i Norway.

Don't know what it's for, though. This one had no visible/accessable entrance.

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Post by SES » 13 Mar 2004 13:57

Snorre wrote:Hi SES,

I have seen a similar structure i Norway.

Don't know what it's for, though. This one had no visible/accessable entrance.

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Snorre

Thank you Snorre. What kind of site is "yours" in ?
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Post by Snorre » 13 Mar 2004 15:15

Hi SES,

It is in an area close to a larger bunker-complex in a hill-side. A FlammII/RS232-bunker is some 50m away.
Erik E knows more about the bunker-complex (of course :wink: )

Site: Maberg, Lista, SW Norway

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Post by Erik E » 14 Mar 2004 00:51

Kind regards, Snorre


Holy xxxx!!!!!
Where have you been Snorre! I was just about to report you as "missing in action" :)

The one you think about here Snorre has struck me to. However this has no door, only the opening on top.... We have registered this as a water tank. I also believe there were some remains of a level switch inside, along with a valve in the bottom of it........

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Post by Snorre » 14 Mar 2004 13:13

Hi E,

No need to panic :wink: Just my son and some extra work taking up 100% of my spare time.

Interesting theory about the water tank. However, it is painted white on the inside (or is that post-WWII paint?) and it is also near the top of a small hill. However, it doesn't seem to have a door, so I have no better suggesting myself.

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