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Carol I
Posted: June 01, 2004 08:11 pm
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Andy, some photos of these fortification works would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Posted: June 01, 2004 08:35 pm
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Andy, some photos of these fortification works would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
:roll: Sorry!These fortifications really exist!I am not trying to pull anybody's leg!I know how a cazemate looks!For example,most of them are square,painted in black,have 3 scopes(I don't know if they are useful in night time or not)and holes,how do you call them?They have metal around does holes,maybe armour.Through there they used to put out machineguns,maybe even bigger guns (76mm)Look,if you don't have anything else to do,you can come to Constantza,and we'll go to Mamaia and have a drink at that bunker-restaurant I was talking about,and if you want,I'll spend all day showing you all those bunkers.Hope you'll help me get in,cause that is what I want to do
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Carol I
Posted: June 01, 2004 08:45 pm
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I did not mean to say that your story was nothing else than a nice story. I am really interested to see some photos of the fortifications (and I guess that I am not the only one).
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Andy
Posted: June 01, 2004 09:05 pm
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I haven't got any photos,but if you ever went to Mamaia,I'm sure you've seen some of these cazemates I'm talking about.The Tirpitz is even mentioned in some books.If you ever go to the Casino,walk near the shore,to it's left.Wal close to the metal bars,and when those metal bars turn look down.There are two bunkers there.You know something about those scopes?I'm really interested in finding out more
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Posted: June 18, 2004 06:39 pm
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I'm planning to go in a short vacation on the Romanian seashore in a week or two, I hope I will return with some photos of the casemates.
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Posted: June 18, 2004 07:02 pm
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Perhaps someone already asked this question on the forum, but at the risk of repeating the question, are there still any visible remains from the (in)famous Focsani-Namoloasa-Galati?

I'm assuming the line must have been dismantled on order of the Soviets, shortly after the war. But some remains must still exist.

Does anyone know exactly where one can see some of this line's remains? (it extended over a rather large area)
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Carol I
Posted: June 18, 2004 07:49 pm
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Perhaps someone already asked this question on the forum, but at the risk of repeating the question, are there still any visible remains from the (in)famous Focsani-Namoloasa-Galati?

I'm assuming the line must have been dismantled on order of the Soviets, shortly after the war.  But some remains must still exist.

Does anyone know exactly where one can see some of this line's remains? (it extended over a rather large area)

Some remnants of the fortifications of the Focsani-Namoloasa-Galati line survived well into the 1980s. They could have been seen both from car and train in the fields between Marasesti and Focsani. However, even these last remains have been dismantled in the early 1990s.
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Posted: June 18, 2004 09:32 pm
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Thanks, Carol. Too bad I missed seeing them, even though I lived in Romania until '87.
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Carol I
Posted: June 20, 2004 07:25 pm
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[quote]Thanks, Carol.[/quote]
You are welcome, but I feel that my answer was not very helpful.

[quote]Too bad I missed seeing them, even though I lived in Romania until '87.[/quote]
If you have travelled in the 1980s on the road between Marasesti and Focsani, it was almost impossible to miss a dilapidated concrete box situated right at the foot of one of the bridges in the area. In the early 1990s it was covered in vegetation and then taken gradually apart. The other similar boxes were scattered in the fields of the area following a more or less regular pattern and were visible from the train. Unfortunately I cannot remember seeing them in the 1990s and I wonder if they are still there or not.
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jirka vrba
Posted: June 24, 2004 04:44 pm
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I repared my link to my photos of oradea fortif.
http://forum.valka.cz/sutra49255.html#49255
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Posted: June 24, 2004 05:57 pm
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I repared my link to my photos of oradea fortif.
http://forum.valka.cz/sutra49255.html#49255
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Thanks! Very interesting photos.

In the second and third photos, is that the muzzle of a gun?
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jirka vrba
Posted: June 25, 2004 02:00 pm
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I do not think so -

two gaps are outlet of cartriges of mach. guns, and middle one is for grenades
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Posted: June 25, 2004 02:32 pm
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I do not think so -  

two gaps are outlet of cartriges of mach. guns, and middle one is for grenades


Then what is that barrel, which seems to me to be aligned with the middle outlet ?

(IMG:http://www.worldwar2.ro/images/forum/oradea_1.jpg)

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jirka vrba
Posted: June 27, 2004 05:34 pm
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Through this tube you can put the grenad into the fosse. I do not the special world in english - in czech is it "grenade slide".
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Posted: June 27, 2004 08:01 pm
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It is a similar device to one at the middle ages fortifications.
There were large tubes from where large stone balls were rolled over the attakers,and small tubes for poring tar over them...
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