Sunday, 5 June 2011

Deceit: The Surlingham 'Decoy Site' Bunker

During WWII this bunker, in an overgrown patch of field at Surlingham, a small village several miles outside of Norwich, housed the generators for the lighting on the connecting field: a so-called 'decoy' site, the lights intended to fool German bombers into thinking they were in fact flying over any Norwich targets, and bomb there instead.

Inside, the bunker is basically a passageway leading to two small rooms. Nowadays it is well hidden beneath nettles and undergrowth. A blastwall standing in front of the bunker, originaly intended as protection, is ironically now the easiest way to spot it.

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