Sylvie Ungauer, Bunker Fashion

Bunkers are getting hot. Even in fashion. Best thing I’ve seen in years! Try to wear a Ringstand this summer, you’ll be a trendsetter! Sylvie Ungauer’s website. Prêt-à-porter (extrait) from sylvie ungauer on Vimeo.

Posted on March 21, 2012 at 8:55 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Demolishing in Wilhelmshaven

Two big airraid shelters in Wilhelmshaven will be demolished to make a place for a giant factory hall. Works will probably start as soon as April. The two Kriegsmarine Truppenmannschaftsbunker 750 built in 1943 stand along the Hannoverschen Straße. Similar bunkers can be found in all German harbours, but they’re getting rare. So drive to […]

Posted on January 27, 2012 at 11:29 am by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · 3 Comments
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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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Karola from the air

Fantastic video by Olivier Benoit using a Canon 5d MkII and a drone (small remote controlled plane) of the Karola fire control tower on Île de Ré. More of his work on http://noibix.com/blog/                

Posted on November 28, 2011 at 9:44 am by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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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 […]

Master of camouflage

This bunker for communications in Schagen, Holland, was unfortunately demolished after the war. Luckily there’s this picture of what appears to be a thirties style house. What an effort to camouflage this bunker!  

Posted on September 23, 2011 at 3:01 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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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
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It’s raining.. cupolas

Yesterday was a good day for Panzerteil enthusiastics. First there was the news about the dug up 90P9. But the major news were the three M19 turrets and one turret for a howitzer found on Cazaux military airbase in southwest France! Yes I said four. One turret is a very rare 73P9 ‘für leichte Haubitze […]

Posted on June 12, 2011 at 1:59 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · One Comment
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Propaganda Painter Ernst Vollbehr

Besides the Propagandakompanien which reported in word, photo, film and sound there was another medium used by the Reich to inform the homefront about the massive building activities around Europe: paintings. One of the most prominent painters of this genre was Ernst Vollbehr. Born in Kiel in 1876, Vollbehr studied art in Berlin, Dresden, Paris […]

Posted on June 11, 2011 at 7:15 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · One Comment
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