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  RUINS OF THE WESTERPLATTE GARRISON
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I have seen the model of the Polish Military Transit Depot in Westerplatte in the museum in the Guard-house No.1. On the way to the main monument I saw ruins of the Polish garrison after attacks of German forces during the first 7 days of September 1939. They are remained as they looked after the heavy bombings from the air, land and the sea. I realized how bad damages were done by the 280mm and 150mm main guns of the German battleship Schleswig-Holstein. No wonder, each shells from the Schleswig-Holstein weighed 350 kg (!).

Although the ruins are not fenced, follow the warning signs and keep away of them.



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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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