Bunker Talk: Let’s Chat About All The Stories We Did And Didn’t Cover This Week

Hunker down in the bunker.

bybrian o'rourke and tyler rogoway|
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Welcome to Bunker Talk. This is a weekend open discussion post for the best commenting crew on the net, in which we can chat about all the stuff that went on this week that we didn't cover. We can also talk about the stuff we did or whatever else grabs your interest. In other words, it's literally an off-topic thread.

Here's what this week's top shot is all about:

06 April 2019, Brandenburg, Prötzel Ot Harnekop: A respirator mask lies in the Harnekop bunker on a table at the technical centre. On three floors 30 meters below the ground, the GDR defense minister and his high-ranking commanders wanted to entrench themselves in the event of war. The current owner has assigned the site and the bunker to various leaseholders who are in dispute over the rights of use. Photo: Bernd Settnik/dpa-Zentralbild/ZB (Photo by Bernd Settnik/picture alliance via Getty Images)

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Thanks to everyone who really does a great job making this a wonderful place.

So sit back and enjoy some quality weekend discussion!

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