The Vampire dugout

The Vampire dugout


Geluveld, Belgium (BE)
The Vampire dugout (known locally in Belgium as the Vampyr dugout), was a First World War underground brigade headquarters, located near the Belgian village of Zonnebeke. It was created 14 metres (46 ft) below Flanders by the 171 Tunnelling Company of the Corps of Royal Engineers, after the Third Battle of Ypres/Battle of Passchendaele.

Rediscovered in 2007, it was the subject of a 2008 television programme within the Channel4 Time Team series. The dugout, inaccessible to the public as it is located on private property, is presently inspected every year by the local battlefield historical society.

http://barista.media2.org/?p=3011
The Vampire dugout (known locally in Belgium as the Vampyr dugout), was a First World War underground brigade headquarters, located near the Belgian village of Zonnebeke. It was created 14 metres (46 ft) below Flanders by the 171 Tunnelling Company of the Corps of Royal Engineers, after the Third Battle of Ypres/Battle of Passchendaele.

Rediscovered in 2007, it was the subject of a 2008 television programme within the Channel4 Time Team series. The dugout, inaccessible to the public as it is located on private property, is presently inspected every year by the local battlefield historical society.

http://barista.media2.org/?p=3011
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Links: en.wikipedia.org
By: Dania

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