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These are two newly nice videos made by WW2Historyhunter. He found a lot of WW2 German bunkers in Hanstholm area in Denmark. These bunkers were part of the "Atlantic Wall". There is a great job on these videos and they're very interesting. 

Hanstholm is a small town and a former island, now elevated area in Thisted municipality of Region Nordjylland, located in the northern part of Denmark. 

During the Second World War, the citizens of Hansted were removed and Europe's biggest fortress was built by the Germans in this area. Cannons were installed, that could shoot almost half the distance to Norway, in order to block allied entry into the Kattegat and thus the Baltic sea.

Thousands of bunkers were constructed in the area. After the war it was too dangerous to blow them away and the bunkers themselves were too solid to remove in other ways. 

Therefore, most bunkers are still remaining in the ground, and some can even be seen on beaches or in the water, where the ocean has moved the coastline (the coastline moved, but the bunkers did not).

Only a few bunkers lying in the way for road constructions have later been blown up using a special method by filling them with water before the explosion. A museum in Hanstholm gives access to the central parts of this World War II fortress. 

It's amazing to see these bunkers still here, and being able to go inside. Check them out is fantastic. They are part of WW2 history. Preserving them we are keeping our history alive. 


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