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
In: Demolition/Disappearing, France, News · Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,

Demolition in Croisic

Sad news from the demolition front again. A very rare L 406 on the Croisic peninsula will be demolished or at least altered. In 2010 new houses already closed in but now the bunker has to disappear (completely or under a new house). The faith of the Vf bunkers around this one is unknown. A […]

Posted on October 14, 2013 at 2:26 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Demolition/Disappearing, France, News · Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,

Allen Gewalten zum Trotz sich erhalten

Two years ago I’ve posted about the Fl 250 anti-aircraft headquarters in Saint-Marc near Saint-Nazaire. Back then more than 400 letters from all over Europe ended up at the office of the Service Territorial d’Architecture et du Patrimoine. However, there was no reaction to any of these letters, although they were surprised by the big […]

Posted on September 4, 2013 at 8:36 am by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Demolition/Disappearing, France, News · Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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
In: Demolition/Disappearing, Denmark · Tagged with: , , , , , ,

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
In: Demolition/Disappearing, Denmark, News · Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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
In: Demolition/Disappearing, France · Tagged with: , , , , ,

Regelbau 648 discovered near Audierne

In September the remains of a 648 for Czech Einschartenturm were discovered in the Panzerstützpunkt at Lézongar, near Audierne, France. The Czech-gone-German cupola type 817P5 was already partly cut up, but the original three Czech embrasures can still be seen. Only three intact 648 exist, all of them located in the Festung Saint-Nazaire, so this is […]

Posted on October 8, 2012 at 12:29 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · 2 Comments
In: Demolition/Disappearing, France, News · Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,

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
In: Demolition/Disappearing, Denmark, News · Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,

Save the tower of Saint-Marc, send this letter

The city of Saint-Nazaire is known for its ignorance towards World War 2 heritage, destroying many unique bunkers and truncate the U-Boot bunker. But all of this would be peanuts compared to the plans to destroy the Marineflak headquarters at Saint-Marc. The bunker, a huge and very rare Fl 250, consists of a big bunker […]

Demolition news from northern France

Some unfortunate news from Nord-Pas de Calais. In Dunkerque, a bunker was demolished to make place for new housing. At the Batterie Waldam with its famous concrete gun turret, the loose barrel of the flare gun which was still there seems to have been cut to pieces and disappeared. According to this post on the french […]

Posted on August 18, 2011 at 1:18 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · One Comment
In: Demolition/Disappearing, News · Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,