Danish TV2 Nord produces TV-series about the Atlantikwall

Twenty interviews with people from Germany, USA, UK, Australia and Denmark. Nine 30 minute episodes. Danish TV2 Nord put huge effort in their series “Bunkerne”.

Posted on April 8, 2016 at 4:32 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Westwall moving in colour

This private film shows the Westwall in colour, starting with a rare 40P8 Sechsschartenturm during the construction of a bunker, large earth excavations, a shot of another bunker for Sechsschartenturm and officers around a table.

Posted on November 4, 2014 at 12:43 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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Regelbau 638 opened after 60 years

The most complete army battery of the Südwall at La Tamarissière (Agde) has the only built 638 hospital bunker on this side of the front. The bunker was closed since the 1950s but has been reopened this weekend by a local group of enthusiasts. Pipettes, syringe boxes, various tubes and even remains of unused glass x-ray […]

Posted on November 17, 2013 at 9:33 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · One 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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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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Alarming messages from Denmark

Ok, the story appeared on an engineers website but still it’s an alarming message. Without mentioning any historical value of the bunkers, Poul Erik Faurholm of CMP Demolition A/S makes a cold calculation on how the bunkers could be demolished. The only question is: “Who’s going to pay for this all”. I hope Danish government officials have […]

Posted on June 21, 2012 at 9:17 am by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Epic Books: Duitse bunkers in Nederland, 1979

In the series Epic Books I discuss the books that either were the first in the field or the ones that inspired and mystified me. It was the time when the internet wasn’t there yet to look it all up, and when I still thought German bunkers were Dutch. This time it’s ‘Duitse bunkers in […]

Posted on February 25, 2012 at 1:27 am 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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Bunkersite.com update: Dieppe and Bergen

Together with the new layout come new photos. This time from a trip made by Henk Adriaanse to the Dieppe area and some updates in the Bergen area from back in 2007. Dieppe got the honor to be the first part which was updated to the new layout. Locations were extended and added. Janval is […]

Posted on December 2, 2011 at 12:09 am by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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