In June we posted about two ‘Kleinstglocken’ 24P8 found in the south of France. One of them was obtained by the Association de Sauvegarde du Patrimoine Historique Militaire in Le Wantzenau, near Strasbourg. And what they did was fantastic. They’ve meticulously renovated this turret to a mint condition and put it on display outside their museum, on […]
In: France, News · Tagged with: 1941, 24p8, alsace, armoured, cazaux, cupola, gruson, kleinstglocke, panzer, renovation, turret, wantzenau
The Liberty Breizh Memory Group (L.B.M.G.) from Plouharnel has signed an agreement with the local governement to clean some of the bunkers of the railroad battery Plouharnel. The battery also known as Le Bégo is a heavy 34cm railroad battery. Most of the bunkers are still there and the association managed to get permission to […]
In: France, News · Tagged with: association, batterie, battery, bégo, cannons, chemin, guns, heavy, l.b.m.g., lbmg, Liberty Breizh Memory Group, municipality, plouharnel, railroad, renovation
CIOS Jersey is about to install a fiberglass reproduction of the armoured mortar turret removed in 1953. It’s another step towards perfection in the restauration project at Corbiere Point on Jersey, one of the Channel Islands. A repro version of the M19 mortar is already in the make too.
In: Channel Islands, News · Tagged with: 633, cios, fiberglass, jersey, m19, mortar, renovation, reproduction
Widerstandsnest 220H on the former island of Goeree-Overflakkee in the southwest of Holland will be made accessible to the public. Two of the bunkers (a 502 and 504) will become a bunker/war museum. Together with municipal organisations, the Stichting WO2GO will create a hiking path along the bunkers (134, 502, 2 x 504) and open them up. One […]
In: Holland, News · Tagged with: 134, 220h, 502, 504, blockhaus, goeree, holland, netherlands, overflakkee, regelbau, renovation, stichting, widerstandsnest, wo2go
While one project goes down other ones are just starting. Markus Lauer is renovating a Regelbau B1-5 in Sulzbach (Saarland). In September 2009 the owner of the bunker gave permission to start restorating it. After removing loads of trash and installing a new 14P7 armoured door at the entrance the first part of the project is done. […]
In: Germany, News · Tagged with: 10p7, 7p7, b1-5, bauprogramm, limes, regelbau, renovation, saarland, sulzbach, westwall
Some interesting photos of the renovation project in Pisz (Poland). The roof of the 502 bunker has been fixed. More info on the project on the Fortyfikacje Forum.