Northern France Tourism : official website

Base V3 de Mimoyecques

Blockhouse (LANDRETHUN-LE-NORD)


Spoken languages : anglais, allemand


A few kilometres from the Deux Caps sit, in a place known as "Mimoyecques", lies a former secret German army base which was planned to fire hundreds of V3 shells at London every day. The threat it posed to England was annihilated in 1944, when the Royal Air Force dropped gigantic Tallboy bombs on the bunker. The entire base is underground, with a network of tunnels designed to hold canons capable of firing nearly 600 shells per hour. Partly destroyed after the war, the complex was later converted to a mushroom farm before eventually becoming a remembrance site.

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