Tuesday, 23 August 2011
Atlantic Wall Construction Site
I took the family on a detour to the gravel extraction and concrete manufacturing site at Treguennec today. They were very impressed, as you might expect. I thought it was well worth it too.
It was a little worse for wear due to the extensive graffiti (some of which was quite good) and the slow process of degradation due to the elements.
However, it remains an impressive and rather poignant reminder of the effort that went into the construction of the Atlantic Wall, with particular reference to the thousands of enforced labourers who had to work to build the vast but futile project.