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Historical background

During the 1st World War, the allied forces occupied the caves, where some graffiti account for the presence of soldiers at the time, mainly Australians. In the course of the 2nd World War, as soon as 1939, The British stocked fuel reserves in there. In 1941, the Germans turned the hiding places into ammunition dumps ; there they lived and even set up their headquarters from 1942 to 1944.