Nazi fortress in French cliff face to be museum

A fortress described as a "treasure trove of Nazi memorabilia" is to be opened as a museum in northern France.

The complex, which was cut out of a cliff face called La Montagne du Roule by slave labour, overlooks the strategic port of Cherbourg and became a nerve centre of German resistance following D-Day.

About 200 soldiers were able to live inside the fort, which contained medical centres, a mess and dormitories, and was linked by 2,000 ft of corridors to four gun batteries aimed at the English Channel 300 ft below.

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