A bunker is a defensive military fortification designed to protect the inhabitants from falling bombs or other attacks. Bunkers are mostly below ground, compared to blockhouses which are mostly above ground. They were used extensively in World War I, World War II, and the Cold War for weapons facilities, command and control centers, and storage facilities (for example, in the event of nuclear war). Bunkers can also be used as protection from tornadoes.

Articles for Bunker Types

  • Air-raid shelter
  • Blast shelter

Line-Type Bunker Systems

  • Atlantic Wall
  • GHQ Line
  • Maginot Line
  • Siegfried Line
  • Taunton Stop Line

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Siracourt V-1 Bunker
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Siracourt V-1 Bunker - Design and Construction
... The Siracourt bunker is about 215 metres (705 ft) long, 36 metres (118 ft) wide and 10 metres (33 ft) high, built using some 55,000 m³ of steel-reinforced concrete ... account the lessons learned from the destruction in August 1943 of the Watten bunker while it was still under construction ... The bunker was built in loamy soil some 7.5 metres (25 ft) deep, resting on a layer of chalk bedrock ...

Famous quotes containing the word bunker:

    I have no doubt that it was a principle they fought for, as much as our ancestors, and not to avoid a three-penny tax on their tea; and the results of this battle will be as important and memorable to those whom it concerns as those of the battle of Bunker Hill, at least.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    It appeared that he had once represented his tribe at Augusta, and also once at Washington, where he had met some Western chiefs. He had been consulted at Augusta, and gave advice, which he said was followed, respecting the eastern boundary of Maine, as determined by highlands and streams, at the time of the difficulties on that side. He was employed with the surveyors on the line. Also he called on Daniel Webster in Boston, at the time of his Bunker Hill oration.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)