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STOR-BOCKHOLM AND LILL-BOCKHOLM, PART II
- The Lion of Finland, 1940.
- Rotten pieces of wood still hang in the barbed wire obstacle on top of the bunker.
- Embrasure for the 45mm anti-tank gun, with the protective armor plate removed.
- Both embrasures, with the camouflage paint still faintly visible.
- The whole bunker, camouflaged today into the forest very effectively.
- As this particular bunker is a museum bunker, there is a good ladder leading you safely down into the bunker.
- Ventilation shaft in the bunker wall.
- Observation cupola now staring at the overgrown forest.
- Entrance into the bunker.
- Rusted and corroded hook in the wall of the bunker.
- Chimney flue.
- Barrel of the 45mm anti-tank gun.
- Machine gun position seen from the inside.
- As the view from the gunner's position was and is very limited, there's a special chart, which would have enabled the gunner to fire "blind". Different areas in front of the bunkers were mapped and the chart was drawn so, that the gunner could have adjusted the fire to a certain locations in the area, without anyone actually directing the fire.
- A half-mask was essential in the bunker for survival, as firing produced so much toxic gasses.
- The 45mm anti-tank gun.
- The optical aiming device for the 45 mm anti-tank gun. You can still take a look through it to the foreground of the bunker.
- Accommodation areas for a half-platoon.
- Ladders to the observation cupola.
- The whole embrasure for the 45mm anti-tank gun seen from the outside.
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