Slowly rusting in the arid Atacama Desert of northern Chile are the skeletons of the Unesco-protected Humberstone and Santa Laura saltpeter works. Saltpeter (nitrate) was used in explosives before World War One, and in the early 1900s Humberstone was home to a booming workforce of Chilean, Peruvian and Bolivian men. Workers were paid in coupons that could only be used on site and - although the works have been abandoned for more than 50 years - original beer and coke bottles are still stacked in the bodega, splintered desks line old classrooms and the town swimming pool, constructed from a ship's hull, gently flakes in the desert sun.
Apart from that its a beautiful building that deserves preservation and should be turned in to a museum for the mad?
Sherri, not a problem. Unfortunately left school when I was 14yrs old. Despite my obvious spelling errors I still educate myself as best as I can...At 63 I have just enrolled myself into Adult Education Classes. Your never too old too learn.
(And thank God for Spellcheck).
The people of Oradour-sur-glane were massacred because some german soldiers were killed in an ambush by free french freedom fighters.
The SS entered the village and as said put all the women and children in the church, lined all the men up and shot them.
They did not gas and shoot the women and children as reported here. They threw hand grenades through the windows and set fire to the church. They then set fire to the rest of the village by using explosives and flame throwers.
I do wish these reporters would read up on their history properly before they report things.
IMBER,,START A PROTEST I SAY!!!!! Yes! these brand new houses are just right for the Dale Farm Travellers who are just about to be evicted by Basildon Council. Tax free houses for 400 No income tax, council tax,road tax ,vat or gas,water,sewage or electricity bills, I can't wait for them to take this once in a lifetime opportunity.
Westpark Asylum is also on the list of Britain's most haunted buildings.
Imber is an uninhabited village in part of the British Army's Training grounds on the Salisbury Plain ,Wiltshire,, England. IMBER is situated in an isolated area of the Plain, about 2.5 miles (4 km) west of the A360 and is now accessible only by military tracks. The entire civilian population was evicted in 1943 to provide an exercise area for American troops preparing for D-Day during the WWII. After the war villagers were not allowed to return to their homes. The village, which is still classed as an urban entity, remains under the control of the MOD. despite many.many attempts by former residents to return to their farms and homes.
. Non-military access is limited to several open days a year.....???????...
The picture shown of Imber is one of many house that was built at the expense of the MOD.
They built a whole village of houses the same as the one seen here for training troops in urban warfare.
The original village has mostly disappeared now, due to natural decay. I do know that the church is still standing and maintained. As it is consecrated ground the army have never used it for exercise purposes. As for the pub, it may still be standing but I do not think so.
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