WV6151 : Jersey War Tunnels

Jersey War Tunnels
Jersey War Tunnels
An unfinished part of the German underground complex, now a museum, built between 1941 and 1944 by using forced labour from countries throughout conquered Europe.
The whole construction involved the removal of 43,900 tonnes of rock and the laying of 6,000 cubic meters of concrete.
A nearby information board includes the words of one slave labourer who was only 15 when he arrived in Jersey in 1942:
"We were boys, frail, exhausted and dressed in rags. 12 hours a day we worked underground.
Everywhere workers toiled like ants.
Constantly workers were injured by falling rock, taken away and never seen again.
The fate for us all seemed the same.
Death."
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2009
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Photographer
Bob Embleton   (find more nearby)
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Date Taken
Thursday, 13 August, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 19 May, 2010
Category
WW II defences   (more nearby)
Subject Location
MGRS: geotagged! WV 6160 5126 [10m precision]
WGS84: 49:12.6620N 2:9.2535W
Photographer Location
MGRS: geotagged! WV 6161 5125
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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