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The guys of Festung Guernsey continue to work on different projects on the Channel Island of Guernsey. One of the exciting ones is the recovery of remains of the automatic mortar M19 at Stützpunkt Großfels. In the future, the M19 bunker there will be turned into a museum.
In: Channel Islands, News · Tagged with: 5cm, 633, festungs, fortress, granatwerfer, guernsey, m19, recovery, regelbau, weapon
Alberto Tabone contacted me about a project he has been working on and is now released to the public. A DVD series about fortifications, starting with the fortified island of Alderney. I asked Alberto a couple of questions about his project and his love for Alderney. You’re an Italian, how did you end up in […]
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Seen on Axis History. Festung Guernsey has completed another very successful dig at Stp. Langenberg. This time we were at the Type 633 M19 bunker to see what was buried in the extensively damaged turret room. Once all of the backfill and blown up concrete had been removed we were pleasantly surprised with large parts […]
In: Channel Islands, News · Tagged with: 633, atlantikwall, blockhaus, bunker, channel islands, guernsey, langenberg, m19, maschinengranatwerfer, mortar, perelle, remains
Festung Guernsey excavated a Unterstand WaKoFest last week. The bunker at Wn Garen near L’Ancresse Bay was closed for many years. For more info and photos see http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=188901 and http://www.steve-powell.co.uk/Festung/Wn.Garen%20-%20Personnel%20Shelter/index.html
In: Channel Islands, News · Tagged with: atlantikwall, bunker, excavation, golf course, guernsey, opgraven, opgraving
The guys of Festung Guernsey are doing a great job again. This time they’ve managed to get the protective armoured plate in front of Wn Schonbucht Mitte casemate’s embrasure in working order. Watch this nice vid by Steve Powell. More info on the excavation and cleaing up of the bunker here.
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A loose embrasure for a 4.7cm Festungspak is ready to be picked up on Jersey. You only have to get it down first. Maybe it’s something for the guys up Le Portel near Boulogne-sur-Mer who demolished a 631 to get the whole gun out. Or should it go back to the original owners, the Czech. […]
In: Channel Islands, News · Tagged with: 4.7cm, 770P4, armoured, canon, channel, czech, festungspak, fortress, gun, islands, jersey, pak, panzerteil, part, republic, scharte, tjechisch, tschjechisch, vz.37
The Channel Islands are still full of surprises. This week a a 6 t. observation cupola was uncovered in Wn Spitzpunkt at Grande Havre. To me it looks like the Kleinstglocke type 90P9 was installed in some sort of small bunker. On Alderney and Jersey the same type of turret was installed in Vf bunkers. […]
In: Channel Islands, News · Tagged with: 90p9, cupola, festung, grande havre, guernsey, kleinstglocke, observation, panzer, panzerteil, sehslitze, spitzpunkt, turret
The most impressive part of the Guernsey defences in size, Batterie Mirus, will be partly opened to the public in the future. Gun emplacement No.1’s new owner is a supporter of the Festung Guernsey association and has allowed them to clean up the place and make it suitable for group visits. It will be a […]
In: Channel Islands, News · Tagged with: Alekseev, Alexandr, batterie, battery, Imperator, kanalinseln, mirus, Trety, volya
Not exactly on my birthday today, but I’ll consider it as a brithday present from the Festung Guernsey guys. 🙂 Last sunday they’ve excavated the Vf bunker for Sechsschartenturm of Stp Reichenberg, Fort Richmond on Guernsey. Buried for years it appeared to be in great shape with some very nice relics. It looks like the […]
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Malcolm Amy shows one of his superb replica’s again. After hundreds of grenade clips, ammo boxes and other stuff he now finished the replica top of the M 19 turret, including a periscope. Great job Malcolm, looking good! Read more on Axis History Forum.