Feeds

US Navy to remodel Hitler's San Diego bunker

Plans denazification of swastika-shaped barracks

Build a business case: developing custom apps

The powers that be have moved with snail-like speed to address the rather embarrassing issue of Hitler's San Diego bunker, spotted by El Reg readers back in 2005:

The swastika-shaped building as seen old Google Earth

The offending structure can be found at Bougainville Road, US Navy Exchange, San Diego. The conspiracy theorists among you will doubtless hear the distant sound of black helicopters when we reveal that the Navy has only now admitted it "noted the buildings' shape after the groundbreaking in 1967 but decided against changing it at the time because it wasn't obvious from the ground".

Hmmm. Once satellite images had fingered where the Führer ended up after the Third Reich went titsup, the pressure on the Navy to act steadily mounted. Among the heavyweight support for the building's denazification was Dave vonKleist, host of Missouri-based radio-talk show The Power Hour who told the LA Times he "wrote to military officials calling for action".

Well, it seems to have worked, since the Navy will spend up to $600k to "change the walkways, landscaping and rooftop solar panels of the four L-shaped barracks". Scott Sutherland, deputy public affairs officer for Navy Region Southwest, confirmed: "We don't want to be associated with something as symbolic and hateful as a swastika."

Quite right too; in which case, when it's finished remodelling Hitler's San Diego pad, the Navy might want to think about shifting a couple of runways down at Denver International Airport:

Denver International Airport on Google Earth - spooky swastika design

Build a business case: developing custom apps

More from The Register

next story
'Stop dissing Google or quit': OK, I quit, says Code Club co-founder
And now a message from our sponsors: 'STFU or else'
Top beak: UK privacy law may be reconsidered because of social media
Rise of Twitter etc creates 'enormous challenges'
Uber, Lyft and cutting corners: The true face of the Sharing Economy
Casual labour and tired ideas = not really web-tastic
Ex US cybersecurity czar guilty in child sex abuse website case
Health and Human Services IT security chief headed online to share vile images
Don't even THINK about copyright violation, says Indian state
Pre-emptive arrest for pirates in Karnataka
The police are WRONG: Watching YouTube videos is NOT illegal
And our man Corfield is pretty bloody cross about it
Oz biz regulator discovers shared servers in EPIC FACEPALM
'Not aware' that one IP can hold more than one Website
prev story

Whitepapers

Gartner critical capabilities for enterprise endpoint backup
Learn why inSync received the highest overall rating from Druva and is the top choice for the mobile workforce.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Rethinking backup and recovery in the modern data center
Combining intelligence, operational analytics, and automation to enable efficient, data-driven IT organizations using the HP ABR approach.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.