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Albania. Province of Durres. Durres. Next to a bunker painted in white, a group of tourists enjoy the sun, the beach, the sand and their holidays on the Mediterranean sea front. Enver Hoxha (1908-1985) was for 40 years a dictator and a communist leader. He decided after the historic break with Russia in 1961 to protect his country from any invaders by investing in a massive fortification (more than a million bunkers were built over the years till 1985). © 2003 Didier Ruef