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Wednesday, 16 September 2015 14:42cat

Let's Explore Mussolini's Bunker

Written by  TheStructuralEngineer.info
Let's Explore Mussolini's Bunker REUTERS/Remo Casilli

A narrow corridor, 60 meters long, with an entrance that is lost among the trees, a small wooden desk, masks, helmets, a black phone nailed to the wall and a small bed ...

A narrow corridor, 60 meters long, with an entrance that is lost among the trees, a small wooden desk, masks, helmets, a black phone nailed to the wall and a small bed ...These were in the refuge that was built at a depth of six meters and it has a wall with thickness of four meters beneath the luxurious villa of Benito Mussolini in Rome.

The Italian dictator had given the command for the construction to be built in the cellar of his house 'Villa Torlonia' in order to protect himself and his family in case of bombing.

Despite the careful design of the shelter, which could accommodate up to 15 people, Mussolini did not test it, as he was arrested and executed before the accomplishment of the construction.

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Source: citylab.com

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