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  Bunkers of the 50s
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      Bunkers of the 50s
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  • Bunkers of the 50s - Albania
      Bunkers of the 50s
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  • Bunkers of the 50s - Albania
      Bunkers of the 50s
    by JLBG
  • Bunkers of the 50s - Albania
      Bunkers of the 50s
    by JLBG
  • Bunkers of the 50s - Albania
      Bunkers of the 50s
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In the 50s, Albania was more and more isolated. Enver Hoxha feared an invasion either (or both) by its neighbors and by the Allies. He initiated the building of hundred of thousands of small bunkers, growing like mushrooms everywhere in the country, built by the people of each village on almost the same plan. They are estimated between 100,000 and 600,000.
Most of them are remaining today and are either just staying in the landscape or used as a shelter for animals, when they are close to a farm. The photos show various aspects and various situations.

Photos 1 to 4 were taken in 1988, the last one in 2005.

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  • Written Mar 4, 2006
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