A WW II German U-boat base submarine base in Marseille will become France’s second-biggest data-storage centre after Paris.

The Dutch cloud services firm Interxion plans are investing €140 million to turn the 1943 “Martha Base” bunker into a data centre for corporate clients. The first part of the restoration is set to be completed by March 2020.

During the German occupation of France in 1943, the 25,000 square metres bunker was used to hide 20 U-boats; however, Allied forces bombed the ci...

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