Photo Gallery: German WWI Shelter Unearthed in France
10/27/2011
The tunnel, six meters underground, was built with German thoroughness,...
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The tunnel, six meters underground, was built with German thoroughness, equipped with heating, telephone connections, electricity, beds and a pipe to pump out water. It had 16 exits and was big enough to hold up to 500 men in an emergency. It shows how static the fighting was for most of the war, in which both sides built vast trench systems that stretched 440 miles from the Swiss border to the North Sea.