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German 'Atlantic wall' restored in France

8 August 2011 Last updated at 08:03 BST

Enthusiasts in France are restoring some of the most impressive remnants of World War II.

Built by the occupying Germans as a defence against invasion the so called Atlantic Wall stretched all the way from the Spanish border to Scandinavia.

For decades it has been left to disintegrate but now a new generation has started work on renovating the wall and sharing its history.

Hugh Schofield reports.