German Military Underground Hospital


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Location: Guernsey
Open: summer
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Classification:  World War II Bunker
Light: electric.
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Address: German Military Underground Hospital, Tel: +44-1481-239100.
Channel Islands Occupation Society: Tel: +44-1481-57520.
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History


Description

This underground tunnels were built as shelters for large numbers of troops. There are two groups of nine parallel tunnels each, connected by two tunnels in a right angle. The whole area covers 7,000m² and 15,000 tons of concrete were needed to build this largest World War II construction in the Channel Islands. It was built by slave workers of many nationalities, hewn out of solid rock.

The installation was used as a hospital, equipped with wards for 500 patients, staff quarters and kitchen. It also had an operating cinema and a theatre. In an emergency it could house up to 1,000 patients.

This complex is privately owned but open to the public. So far no attempt has been made to commercialise it as the more famous hospital in Jersey.


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