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So we were allowed to leave our homes and rediscover the world around us. I took the best of a sunny day to visit again the Cap Ferret peninsula where lots of blockhaus of the WW II still remain. Due to the coastal erosion (about 3 meters/year ie roughly 240 in 80 years!), the blockhaus established at the back of the sand dunes are now slipping on the slope and even on the beach.

From WIKIPEDIA: The Atlantic Wall was an extensive system of coastal defence and fortifications built by Nazi Germany between 1942 and 1944, along the coast of continental Europe and Scandinavia as a defence against an anticipated Allied invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe from the United Kingdom, during World War II. The manning and operation of the Atlantic Wall was administratively overseen by the German Army.
Massive numbers of workers were needed. The Vichy regime imposed a compulsory labour system, drafting some 600,000 French workers to construct these permanent fortifications.

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