C346 'M.K.B. Kerbonn'. Souterraine.

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C346 'M.K.B. Kerbonn'. Souterraine. Plan of the Souterraine.

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The French batterie had its ammunition, powder & shot kept in underground storage (yellow). A sloping roadway ran down to a tunnel with storage rooms. Then the ammunition could be collected when needed and taken via an aerial rail system to a lift coming out by the gun line and then another narrow gauge hand pushed railway delivered the ammunition to each of the three guns.

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Power storage.

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C346 'M.K.B. Kerbonn'. Souterraine.

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C346 'M.K.B. Kerbonn'. Souterraine. The Sloping Roadway.

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Probably the ammunition would be delivered by horse and wagon.

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Early French ammunition caisson.


C346 'M.K.B. Kerbonn'. Souterraine.

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C346 'M.K.B. Kerbonn'. Souterraine. Entering the tunnel.

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Half way down the tunnel with the iron fittings in the roof for the aerial railway.


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These are picture from the Maginot Line in the Lorraine area of France. The red circle is the aerial railway and the yellow square the ammunition carrying cage.


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C346 'M.K.B. Kerbonn'. Souterraine.

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08 October 2006

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C346 'M.K.B. Kerbonn'. Souterraine. Bottom of the tunnel.

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On the left a small room.

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Maginot casemate.

C346 'M.K.B. Kerbonn'. Souterraine.

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C346 'M.K.B. Kerbonn'. Souterraine. Continuation of the tunnel.

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This part is just rock hewn out of the rock and looks unfinished, I think this continues on and comes out on the far side of the battery.

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Green on the plan.

C346 'M.K.B. Kerbonn'. Souterraine.

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08 October 2006

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C346 'M.K.B. Kerbonn'. Souterraine. Casemate for ammunition and tunnel to the guns.

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Ammunition casemate on the left and the tunnel to the gun line.

C346 'M.K.B. Kerbonn'. Souterraine.

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C346 'M.K.B. Kerbonn'. Souterraine. Ammunition casemate.

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A large room with a wooden air vent above the door.

C346 'M.K.B. Kerbonn'. Souterraine.

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C346 'M.K.B. Kerbonn'. Souterraine. Tunnel to the gun line.

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Nicely finished tunnel.

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C346 'M.K.B. Kerbonn'. Souterraine. End of the tunnel.

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Looking up at vertical shaft. The ammunition would have been hoisted up to the gun line above.

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Maginot ammunition.

C346 'M.K.B. Kerbonn'. Souterraine.

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08 October 2006

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C346 'M.K.B. Kerbonn'. Souterraine. The way out.

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08 October 2006

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C346 'M.K.B. Kerbonn'. Souterraine. A lovely small fort.

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A small fort covering the tunnel entrance.

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