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 […]
In: Demolition/Disappearing, France, News · Tagged with: atlantic wall, atlantikwall, bunker, demolition, festung, france, Nz 401, saint-nazaire, sloop
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.
In: News, Norway · Tagged with: "World war two", 1938, 495P2, 631, 770P4, anti-tank, atlantic wall, atlantikwall, austrått, czech, festung, festungspak, fort, fortress, gun, noorwegen, norway, norwegen, ørland, ørlandet, world war ii, ww ii, ww2
Finally some nice news from Hoek van Holland, at least for the moment. An interesting bunker type 634 for Sechsschartenturm was found at Wn 33H near the Oranjesluis in the Landfront. The bunker’s armoured turret was scrapped just after the war and a part of the roof was demolished. The new dike was built over the […]
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We received this great ‘shot’ from Steve Powell. Firing the 22cm K532 (f) gun in coastal artillery battery ‘Generaloberst Dollmann’ on Guernsey.
In: Photography · Tagged with: artillery, cannon, dollmann, festung, french, guernsey, gun, kriegsmarine, reenactment
The Channel Islands are still full of surprises. This week a a 6 t. observation cupola was uncovered in Wn Spitzpunkt at Grande Havre. To me it looks like the Kleinstglocke type 90P9 was installed in some sort of small bunker. On Alderney and Jersey the same type of turret was installed in Vf bunkers. […]
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Works in Warsaw found a German bunker in the center of the city during works on a tram line. According to the photos it looks like a regular Tobruk to me, but a curator at the Polish army museum talks about a ’10-foot (3-meter) deep bunker’. It wil be moved to the museum. However the […]
In: News, Poland · Tagged with: 1944, 58c, city, festung, poland, ringstand, tobruk, warsaw, warschau, warszawa
It’s a legendary weapon: the 4.7cm Festungspak 36 (t), the former Czech 4cm kanón vz.36. I only know the stories of how it sounded. A sharp BONG! I found this youtube movie of a gun firing. I think it’s MO S-19 “Alej” near Hlučín in the Czech republic.
In: Weapons · Tagged with: 36, 4.7cm, atlantikwall, bunker, czech, festung, festungspak, firing, kanon, order, pak, vz.36, working
On 19 September a step back in time was made on the Forteiland in IJmuiden. Here’s an impression.
In: Photography · Tagged with: festung, forteiland, history, ijmuiden, kernwerk, living, photography, re-enactment, windhund
In: Photography · Tagged with: bunkerart, festung, ijmuiden, küver, nederland, netherlands, pig
Some first photo updates on the Saint-Nazaire region. For now, new pictures of Condé, Le Pointeau and the U-Boot bunker. Bunkersite.com update