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Restauration 622 Cap Ferret under way

Last year I wrote about a recentely excavated 622 personnel bunker next to the light house of Cap Ferret. The restauration is under way and it looks very good and professional. More pictures can be found via GRAMASA’s Picasa.  

Posted on August 30, 2013 at 12:57 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Danish demolitions under way

Work has started on the demolition of 100 bunker along the Danish coast. For a sad video see http://nyhederne.tv2.dk/article.php/id-70959793:for-farlige-tyske-bunkere-spr%C3%A6nges-v%C3%A6k.html?fbs

Posted on August 25, 2013 at 12:49 am by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Denmark demolitions

122 bunkers along the Danish coast will be demolished in the coming months. This is because the concrete and steel remains pose a danger to the public. According to TH on Axis History Forum the following bunkers will be demolished: 1x L 410, 1x L 411, 1x 621, 1x 676, 5x 680, at least 62 […]

Posted on July 26, 2013 at 6:01 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Petition for the Hochbunker Försterstrasse in Aachen

From the internet: [quote]Hard to believe: The Nazis last stand in Aachen, the former “Hochbunker” (air raid shelter) between the Rütscherstr and Försterstr in Aachen is to be demolished, to be exchanged for more boring urban apartments with basement garage. It was here, on October 21st, 1944 that the last Wehrmacht commander in the first […]

Posted on July 2, 2013 at 9:48 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · 2 Comments
In: Demolition/Disappearing, Germany, News

Back in time at Batterie Azeville

The museum bunkers of the army coastal battery Azeville in Normandy have their impressive camouflage paint back. Painted as ruines with trees the Germans hoped the battery wouldn’t be spotted by the Allies. Some of the original paint was still visible beneath overhanging parts but the rest had faded. Now professional painters have done the same […]

Posted on May 14, 2013 at 4:36 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Sign petition for the recognition of all D-Day beaches

Six tourist offices in Normandy have created a new ‘Secteur Mythique’ in Normandie. This includes all the beaches and inland landing zones, except for the British parachute landing sites and Sword Beach. Of course it’s all about money in Normandy. A lot of bunker complexes are turned into ‘museums’. With no knowledge whatsoever about the […]

Posted on April 24, 2013 at 12:24 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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How bunkers can be preserved

The city of The Hague shows how you can preserve a bunker: incorporate it into urban design. One of the three pre-war Dutch bunkers (which were part of the Atlantikwall during the war), was moved to the Army Engineers museum in Vught two years ago. Another was found but buried beneath the new boulevard. It’s […]

Posted on April 23, 2013 at 12:29 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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502 in Pisz gets his colors back

It’s been some time since I reported about the Masurische Grenzstellung and its bunkers. Stp Johannisburg around today’s Pisz lies nearby. Since several years the command bunker type 502 is being restored. In September last year it’s got his camouflage colors back in. Very nice work! More photos http://rygielpisz.eu/index.php?option=com_kunena&Itemid=54&func=view&catid=14&id=1343

Posted on March 17, 2013 at 2:49 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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New book: Die Marinegeschütze des Westwalls am Oberrhein

Early November a new book about the Westwall was published. It’s not about the defence line as a whole, but about a particular part of it, the naval gun batteries in the Upper Rhine valley. I talked to one of the authors of the book, Sascha Kuhnert, to find out how the Kriegsmarine guns ended […]

Posted on January 29, 2013 at 12:55 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · One Comment
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It has begun.. Stp Pommern will be demolished

Today I got the unfortunate news that demolishing works have started on the bunkers of the beautiful and famous Stützpunkt 120 “Pommern” on the beach south of Wissant. 2,5 years ago the local government decided to demolish the bunkers. Now, all the bunkers on the beach including the iconic Regelbau 600 with stairs, 630 in […]

Posted on January 9, 2013 at 11:27 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · 9 Comments
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