WW2 POW Hut and Escape Tunnel - virtual tour

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WW2 POW Hut and Escape Tunnel - virtual tour

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I've been experimenting with virtual tours for another application and thought I'd try the equirectangular projection 360 image exports from Faro Scene. The result is very good and adds another level of value to laser scanning data:

http://www.terradat.co.uk/panotours/isl ... /hut9.html

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Hi Nick,

Very nice tour.
Where is this hut situated and did you scan more of the tunnel?

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Hi Bas,

The hut is about 30 minutes west of Cardiff in South Wales. You can read more about it at http://www.islandfarm.fsnet.co.uk/

We didn't scan any more of the tunnel as the roof was rather loose, however I did push a GoPro camera up there on a drain rod. Maybe I could have done that with the scanner too! If you're interested, here's a video of me rodding the escape tunnel: https://vimeo.com/58373930

As a result of our work though, the condition of the tunnel has proven good enough to get the site scheduled as a monument.

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Excellent historical stuff Nick. Thanks for passing these along.

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excellent work!

any idea what the sketches/paintings were there for?

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The artwork was salvaged from the other huts prior to their demolition. Some are still insitu in Hut 9, including the famous Porridge Man which was an in-joke with the prisoners because they hid the balls of clay removed from the tunnel behind a false wall cemented together with porridge.

Some of the maps were drawn from memory and copied off the railway network maps the prisoners saw on in their train carriages whilst being transported to Wales. Kind of a modern equivalent of capturing someone, taking them to a remote place and then giving them an iPad with google maps on it!

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