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Belgium to auction off second world war bunkers

21:26 20/09/2018

If buying a piece of Océade water park at auction wasn't unusual enough for you, here's an opportunity to get your hands on a second world war bunker.

Belgium's federal finance ministry is putting two bunkers in Liège province under the hammer - in the communes of Charneux and Saint-Jean-Sart with more to follow.

Registration for this first auction - which will be held in mid-October - has already closed, but SPF Finance says other bunkers are likely to be put up for auction in the coming months.

Spokeswoman Florence Angelici said: "These are very small bunkers, built to withstand shelling, that were capable of sheltering one or two soldiers. They do not have a huge monetary value, but a historical value."

The Belgian army expropriated many parcels of land to build shelters in the 1930s. Since then, some of the land has been sold back to farmers - but the bunkers have remained intact.

Interested? Keep an eye on this website for details of upcoming auctions.

Written by The Bulletin