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Mr Monkey at Fort Napoleon, 15th September

"It's all a bit grim, you know"

Mr Monkey looking at a gunslit inside the caponier Mr Monkey looking at the the steps up to the German escape hatch

Mr Monkey explored the inside of the caponier. He found out that all there really was to a caponier was thick walls with a lot of gunslits. Two of the caponiers had rudimentary toilets, and the others had buckets. Mr Monkey was interested to find some modern looking metal steps in a chamber at the outer wall end of the caponier; these were put in by the Germans in the Second World War as part of an escape shaft into the sand dunes.

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