From Bullets to Paint
A bunker originally designed for German soldiers to shoot assault guns from is now tagged with graffiti in Point de Hourdel, Somme, France.
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11 Otherworldly Pictures of Abandoned WWII Bunkers
For Memorial Day, see the haunting relics that World War II left behind.
During World War II, German Nazis built concrete bunkers up and down the west coasts of Norway and France. These fortifications were known collectively as the Atlantic Wall, and it was this barrier that the Allies breached during the invasion of Normandy.
Seventy years later, much of the Atlantic Wall and many other WWII bunkers still stand—mainly because they’re “just incredibly difficult to get rid of,” says photographer Jonathan Andrew, who took the photos in this gallery.
People “tried blowing them up, but a lot of them are just too expensive to actually dismantle and take down,” Andrew says. “So that’s why there’s still so many of them just left in fields so long after the war.”
Today, the bunkers are a