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Translated Jeff Matthews

A while ago we reported on the discovery of a WWII German bunker by the roadside between Cuma and Licola (The bunker of via San Nullo at Licola) . We noted that such discoveries underscore the strategic importance placed on the nearby beach by the German command. Now we have another one, partially hidden in the weeds and discarded rubbish by the side of the same road. It's just a few hundred meters from the one we reported on and clearly had the same defensive objective--to defend against Allied forces that might have invaded along the Licola beach if the Salerno invasion, much further south, had not succeeded or if it had been called off. The bunker is at the crossing of via San Nullo and via  Madonna del Pantano and seems to be identical to the first one. That hypothesized invasion at Licola, of course--which would have put the Allies ashore in the middle of the province of Caserta--never came to pass. The bunkers are still there.

Coordinate of the bunker: UTM WGS84 33 T 420999 4525436 – altitude: 8 mt

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The second bunker along via San Nullo in Licola at the intersection of via Madonna del Pantano


Detail of the gun slit

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