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here I present my work. I create dioramas in the time period of World War II and everything only in the scale 1/144.
My main focus are tanks but from time to time a take a look at submarines, interesting airplanes and small ships.

Donnerstag, 17. Mai 2018

Mutzig, the first modern Bunker, or Feste Wilhelm II 21/52

Last weekend we drove to a wedding in France. During driving in direction of Strasbourg we passed Mutzig a small town here in Elsass. By passing by, it reminded me that I have the best German Bunker close in my Neighbourhood. No kidding, but the most important Bunker of Europe is in Mutzig. 
But why is this Bunker so important? 

In Mutzig the Germans built for the first time a fortification with the modern (at that time) reinforced concrete. Instead of walls only concrete and steel. Today you can see the difference, the fortification still looks good, the guns are a bit rusty but that's all. Definitely a trip worth!

Only one remark, inside it is wet, cold and dark, so better do not visit it with shorts and flip flops :-)

2018 Flyer of Mutzig Bunker

2018 Flyer of Mutzig Bunker 

modell of one of the modern guns build by end of 18th century!

Mutzig overview

the Mutzig Barracks

entrance to the fortification 

side view of Mutzig open gun emplacement

Backside of the Mutzig gun emplacements

Mutzig guns in the year 2017

One last comment, the fortification was built by the Germans in the year 1893 while Germany had Wilhelm II as emperor. At that time the Elsass was German territory, even we had close by two World wars, the fortification never saw any action.

http://www.fort-mutzig.eu/pc/menu.php?la_page=1_accueil/accueil.php&new_langue=de

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feste_Kaiser_Wilhelm_II.

if you have no time then check out this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkLn7fY4U58










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