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Translated Jeff Matthews

(Italian uses travesa/cross or leaves untranslated the German Hochbunker/surface or high bunker)

Hochbunker: this is a particular reinforced concrete building in the shape of a large pencil, built on the surface, with one or more underground rooms. There were various types, however each model had the same external feature.

references:

Padovan Gianluca (ed. ), Archaeology of the Subsoil. Lectures and studies of artificial cavities. British Archaeological Reports, International Series 1416, Oxford 2005.

Basilico Roberto et alii, Italian Cadastre of Artificial Cavities. Part 1. (Including introductory comments and a classification), B.A.R. International Series 1599, Oxford 2007.

Gianluca Padovan (Associazione S.C.A.M. – Federazione Nazionale Cavità Artificiali)

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Traversa (Borgatti M., La fortificazione permanente


Traverse a pianta trapezia (Borgatti M., La fortificazione permanente

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