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Buner Soratte in Sant Oreste (used by Italy and Kesselring)

Article about: Was in Sant 'Oreste and visited bunker Soratte (on Mt. Soratte). Huge facility built by the Italians then used by the Germans in WW2, then again by the Italians after the war. The local civi

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    Was in Sant 'Oreste and visited bunker Soratte (on Mt. Soratte).
    Huge facility built by the Italians then used by the Germans in WW2, then again by the Italians after the war. The local civic group is getting it into shape and keeps many items for occasional display (saw things like a German 20mm AA cannon, a empty Sherman firefly shell from local action, a pair of Panther road wheels, German Pak 40 anti-tank cannon). The celebrate(?) the pounding the US airforce gave the mountain when the Germans stationed themselves there each year on the anniversary. They are just getting going (it was a NATO site for a while afterwards it seemed, so it is now just passing back to the community). Anyway, a few photos for you to enjoy. Worth a stop if you are in the area.
    Last edited by meyerse; 04-21-2013 at 08:02 PM.

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    You can see what appears to be a German Helmet laying in some rubble in the last shot.....

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    Very interesting thanks for posting !
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    The facility is huge. They have a couple of annual events and one of the locals has things like a weasel a Pak-40, 20mm german anti-aircraft gun. an american twin 50 cal AA gun, etc. They are supposed to have an event in May which includes some local tanks. Beautiful countryside as well.

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    spotted the helmet,many thanks.

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    Default Re: Buner Soratte in Sant Oreste (used by Italy and Kesselring)

    Very cool, it is a helmet indeed.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Cheers
    Nuno

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