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Fiberglass reproduction M19 turret installed tonight

CIOS Jersey is about to install a fiberglass reproduction of the armoured mortar turret removed in 1953. It’s another step towards perfection in the restauration project at Corbiere Point on Jersey, one of the Channel Islands. A repro version of the M19 mortar is already in the make too.

Posted on May 7, 2010 at 5:33 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Interesting finds on Alderney

Old news and new news from the beautiful island of Alderney. Finds by Trevor Davenport. Last year a super interesting find was made inside the harbour quay. Two personnel bunkers, probably type 656, are hidden under the concrete. During construction works on the German extension to the quay two bunkers were discovered, each with a covered […]

Posted on April 4, 2010 at 12:19 am by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Another dug up on Guernsey

Festung Guernsey got permission to dig up the M19 mortar bunker at Stp Rotenstein. Another one in the row of successes by the group of volunteers. The bunker type 633 was hidden under the parking place at Fort Hommet. It has been opened some 25 years ago but now Festung Guernsey will keep it open […]

Posted on April 3, 2010 at 11:32 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Kriegsmarine bunker opened up at Noirmont

A personnel bunker at battery Lothringen on Noirmont, Jersey, was opened up this sunday after being buried for over 60 years. The Jersey branch of the Channel Islands Occupation Society already dug up the bunker in early September but had to wait for permission to break it open. Although the bunker was almost empty it’s still in good […]

Posted on February 22, 2010 at 1:43 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Dug up on Guernsey

Festung Guernsey have dug open a 676 on Guernsey. The bunker was buried since the fifties. The gun was already recovered in the 1970s but other than that the bunker is in perfect condition. It will be preserved as it is. More photos on Axis History Forum.

Posted on January 4, 2010 at 7:31 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Green light for Festung Guernsey’s 633

The guys of Festung Guernsey keep restoring bunkers on the Channel Island of Guernsey. After the Batterie Dollmann, Batterie Scharnhorst and Wn Königsmühlen they now have “conditional approval from the Planning Department” to open up the 633 of Stützpunkt Rotenstein (at Fort Hommet). Plans are to start digging in the new year, clean it up […]

Posted on November 5, 2009 at 6:46 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Restoring Batterie Scharnhost (Guernsey)

The volunteers of Festung Guernsey are doing a great job restoring one of the 15cm K18 emplacements of Batterie Scharnhorst. Work has begun on a second emplacement and interconnecting trenches and shelters. See the Axis forum for more information. Festung Guernsey’s website

Posted on July 17, 2009 at 1:49 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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