Alright, I guess you guys remember my first thread about bunker-hunting, yeah? http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=136724&perpage=10&highlight=&pagenumber=4 Well, me and my mate went back to our homeplace, Steigen, this weekend, and decided to pay Batterie Dietl a visit. There is very limited information about this fortress on the net, but I'll tell you what I know. Batterie Dietl is one of europe's largest costal fortresses from WW2, and was built to control the westfjord and the lofoten wall. It had 3 Adolf-cannons, which had a barrel diameter of 40,6cm and length of 22,5m. These cannons weighted 158 tonnes (!!) and had a range of 50,6km! The fortress was built by 2000 russian war prisoners, and 3000 germans. Obviously the prisoners/slaves did all the heavy work, and over 500 of them died from all the suffering. As I already mentioned, the fortress had an important strategic postion, and this map illustrates that very good: MAP As I already said, the fortress had 3 adolf-cannons, and therefore 3 pretty much identical bunkers. One of these bunkers is today made into a wartime museum. This museum also has a overview map over the entire area, which we very much would like to have a picture of. That way we would be able to find all the constructions, and also know what they were for. We had limited amounts of time on this trip, so we didn't reach over it all. There's this huge command post which we unfourtantly didn't have time for, but we will be back! Anyway, time for the pictures: Before we reached the fortress, we visited a memorial for the russian prisoners who died under the construction of the bunkers'. This site is roughly ~2km away from the bunkers, and was the ground for a large consentration camp, which held about 2000 prisoners. The memorial says (roughly translated): "Here rest 514 soldiers of the red army, who far away from the frontlines bowed under from the pain and suffering they were exposed for under the german fascism. Rest in peace, dear comrades. Your native country and people who are now free from the fascism, will never forget a single one of you." As you can see, there's still some remains of the camp. Not much to say, other than that was uncomfortable thinking what's actually been there before. Okay, so we've reached the main bunkers. The first sight that met us was this huge fixed up searchlight. AFAIK, this thing is fully working. The cannonmount on the second bunker - the one that's fixed up inside to a museum. As you see, the cannon pit is LARGE! Overview of the entrance of the same bunker as above. Notice the new door, and the fixed up generator, which I believe is used to power the searchlight. But fixed up museums that aren't open isn't that interesting, right? Let's move on. This is the third of the three pretty much identical bunkers, and it's not fixed up in any way. And guess what? It was open... Lucky for us... The sight that met us when we got the door open. There's still blue paint on the walls, nice! Also, notice the rails in the roof, that's the system they used to move the 1,03 tonnes shells for the adolf-cannon. Okay, so this is the first room to the left, where the MG was positioned. Notice the paint on the upper walls! Red flowers. Nothing special. A room further in to the left. You see me looking around with a flashlight. Again: it may look light in these bunker, but they are PITCH dark. The blitz on the camera does a great job!