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CAE-Picture Gallery 4

 
 

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Overview Gallery 4: Fort Victoria Today

 

Gate

Stationbuilding

Coffee-room

Office

Control-room

New transmitter

Gate
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Stationbuilding
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Coffee-room
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Office
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Control-room
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New transmitter
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Gymnasium

Gymnasium

Main road

Fence

Church

Euler & Louie

Gymnasium
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Gymnasium
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Main road
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Fence
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Church
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Research Team
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Gate

Mannii & Eroc

Tex & Eroc

Stationbuilding

Entry

3D-Model

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GateThe gate to former Fort Victoria today is locked up and secured. At the moment the area is used by some forwarding company to park their trucks safely, because it's still surrounded by barbed wire fences and barriers.

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Stationbuildingtop The stationbuilding from the right: in front the staircase to the cellar, above it the aircondition-outlet, window and the iron door of the former transmitter-room, right in the back the window of studio B. In front of the staircase: Mr. Robert Schadt, former liaison officer between the city of Werl and the Canadians.

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Coffee-room
In the former coffee-room of the stationbuilding (stationbuilding 3-D, room 10 and 11).

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Office
The former office of the stationmanager (stationbuilding 3-D, room 3)

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Control-roomView from direction of studio B into the former controlroom (stationbuilding 3-D, room 6). The just visible passage at the left  is at the place of the former screen to studio A, the crossbeam at the ceiling marks the former wall to the record-library. The rooms were changed by the British for their own purposes.

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New transmitter
At the spot of the old CAE-tower today stands a modern equipment of the German Telekom, hosted in a new annex directly behind the stationbuilding.

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GymnasiumThe gymnasium in Fort Victoria, located below the stationbuilding.

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GymnasiumA glimpse into the gymnasium. It's in rather good condition, only the parquet shows damage because of humidity.

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Main roadtopView from the gymnasium down to the chapel of „St. Mathews".

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FenceThe whole former military area is still protected by heavy fences and barricades, unauthorized invading is nearly impossible.

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Church The chapel of "St. Mathew", also named as the "Reveille-Church" in Fort Victoria in October 2001. The church lies about 80 meters down from the station building, is locked up today and meanwhile slightly damaged, but not dilapidated. In the entry there grows a tree…

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Euler & Louie Meeting of the "CAE-Research-Team" in december 2001 in Werl. From the left: Mr. Helmuth Euler, photographer, author and filmproducer, Mr. Ludwig "Louie The Bear" Ruhs, former technician at Radio CAE and Mr. Eroc, founder of the CAE-website.

Photo: Manfred Schmitt
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Gate Gate and guard to Fort Victoria in autumn of 2001.

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Manni & ErocManfred Schmitt and Eroc at The Mastering Ranch with original CAE-audiotapes. On the screens in the back: digital files of the recordings for restauration.

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Tex & Eroc„"Texas" Heinz Gunnesson and Eroc at a meeting in Cologne in September 2001.

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StationbuildingThe CAE-building in October 2001. Since withdrawl of the British troups in 1992 the former military area is held by the German Vermogensamt. The city of Werl plans for the future to flatten the area and lay it out as woods, like it was before 1952.

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EntryThe main entry to the CAE-stationbuilding in October 2001.

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ModelView from above into the CAE-stationbuilding, made by Manfred Schmitt concerning the original blueprints.

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1 = Entry
2 = Outer office
3 = Stationmanager's office
4 = Programmdirektor's office
5 = Record library
6 = Controlroom
7 = Studio A ("blue room")
8 = Studio B
9 = Transmitter
10 = Coffeebreakroom
11 = Closet
12 = Toilets

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