Friday, July 25, 2008

POWs in Concrete

John Blashford-Snell, Mysteries: Encounters with the Unexplained (London: The Bodley Head, 1983), p. 240.

[In August, 1962, the author led an investigation into tunnels under the island of Jersey that had been built during World War II by Germans using slave labor.]

Several of the tunnels were as large as a London tube station and, lined with ferro-concrete, looked very similar. However, others had bare granite walls, dripping with water and often blocked by roof falls. There were stories of Russian prisoners of war being cemented into the walls when they died at work.