Johan Vandewalle Technical director, Kristof Jacobs Project director and their professional team from The Association for Battlefield Archaeology and Conservation
will be featured in this documentary showing the hidden shelter, known as Vampire Dugout, which
served as an underground headquarters for the British during World War I. The dugout was apparently named after soldiers who’s
mission was to come out at night to re-supply the front lines.
Third Battle of Ypres, the shelter is full of water that needs to be first pumped out.
Read an extract from the Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service Internal newsletter
Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service
helps Johan and the team at the Vampir Dugout
Left to right are Firefighter Grant Warkup, Watch Manager Garry Brown, Firefighter Paul Gassor, Johan, Station Manager Neil Boustred, Fire fighter James Tuffley and
Firefighter Steve Bailey. All from Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service in the UK.
Select the photo of the team to read their story
Entrance to the Vampir Dugout Nov 2008
L-R Andy Wilkinson ,Ray Harney and Mick Wilkinson
Pumping has begun at the Vampir Dugout site, check out the photos from Johan
L-R select the photo of Johan & Kristof to enter Vampir Dugout
and also select The Underground for short video clip
Vampir Dugout information released by
Kristof Jacobs Project director Association for Battlefield Archaeology and Conservation
Johan Vandewalle Technical director Association for Battlefield Archaeology and Conservation
The photo slide show has been produced in Flash format, so a flash player must be installed to view the photos