Demolition of Saint-Nazaire bunker on its way

In Saint-Nazaire the bunker of the Marine Flak Abteilung 820 still resists the demolition hammer. It will be destroyed in the end, but it’s stronger than expected. It is huge too. 1500 m2, with walls 2 meters thick. The demolition started in june 2016 and should finish before 1 September, when then school next to […]

Posted on August 25, 2016 at 12:15 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · One Comment
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Star Wars in the Atlantikwall

One of the casemates type 667 at Widerstandsnest 227 was converted to a Star Wars vehicle. A nice form of graffiti spraying. They made a nice video of the creating process.

Posted on December 21, 2015 at 3:13 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Gun bunkers demolished at Locqueltas

Sad news from Lorient, France, this week. At least two gun bunkers type M 170 of battery Locqueltas, near Larmor Plage, are being demolished. A casino will be built on the spot. Photos via http://atlantikwall.superforum.fr/t15717-c-est-la-fin-de-locqueltas

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 8:41 am by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Regelbau, the photo series

Until the end of March and during July, August and September I’m presenting my photo series ‘Regelbau’ in Kunstfort Vijfhuizen, the Netherlands. It’s a study on the German standardized bunker from World War Two and its current state both as an historical object and a part of present nature. A fascination for modernist materials such […]

Posted on March 21, 2014 at 5:30 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Atlantikwall from the air

A very nice video by Marc Tessier using a drone.

Posted on February 2, 2014 at 9:37 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · 2 Comments
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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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Landfront Vlissingen and bunkers in IJmuiden now protected by law

Great news for several bunker complexes in the Netherlands. Both the Landfront of the Verteidigungsbereich Vlissingen (except for the anti-tank wall in the east) and the batteries of Olmen and Heerenduin in the dunes of IJmuiden are classified as national heritage. It took over 10 years to come to this conclusion, but the persistance paid off. […]

Posted on November 7, 2012 at 11:31 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Lifting a plate, part two

Some time ago I’ve posted the video by Steve Powell of the Festungspak plate at Wn Schonbucht Mitte on Guernsey. This time I made my own video in Batterie Ørlandet, better known as Austrått Fort in Norway. A group of Czech volunteers restored the gun and accessories to mint condition.

Posted on January 9, 2012 at 12:47 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Bunkersite.com update: Dieppe and Somme

There’s so much still to discover in Dieppe. The steep chalkstone coast and the concrete bunkers make some beautiful scenery. We start at the inland Vaudricourt about 70 km east of Le Touquet at radar site “Skorpion” with a big L 479 night fighter control bunker and several radar emplacements. We go further south to […]

Posted on December 5, 2011 at 12:44 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · One Comment
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