Firing a Festungspak

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.

Posted on February 14, 2011 at 2:49 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Luftschutz bunker in Oostende protected

A Luftschutzbunker in Oostende, Belgium, gets the monumental status. The Flemish secretary Geert Bourgeois (N-VA) approved the protection of the bunker. He visited it last year. In the previous protection round in 1993 it was overseen, because it’s still on military grounds. Until 1993 the Belgian army used the bunker during battle trainings. Read the […]

Posted on February 10, 2011 at 3:44 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Bunkers for sale

Lately some bunkers in France came on the property market. A big V 142 radio bunker in Royan and small cable bunkers in Normandy. The V 142 designated Gi 23 M 02 and built in 1943 is for sale for €117.000. You’ll get 90m2 of bomb proof wine cellar and it’s a super rare bunker. If you find that too […]

Posted on January 17, 2011 at 9:58 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Futuristic Schnellbootbunker

Ship wharf, hotel and animal hospital. These were just a part of the ideas on the future of the giant Schnellbootbunker in IJmuiden, the Netherlands. It was the present owner of several docks, Hoorne Vastgoed, who asked students to come up with a plan for bunker. The ship wharf with luxurious hotel idea won, of course. […]

Posted on January 16, 2011 at 9:23 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Season’s greetings!

Dear BunkerBlog readers. Have a nice Christmas and a happy new year. See you next year, with more bunker articles, photos and news in 2011!

Posted on December 22, 2010 at 12:17 am by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Best bird house ever

I’ve visited the War and resistance museum in Rotterdam today. Very nice museum! But the most curious thing I saw was this fantastic model of the M 152 Naval command bunker in Hoek van Holland. It’s a bird house made by the artist Hans Eijkenboom! Sorry for the bad quality phone pictures.

Posted on December 6, 2010 at 10:44 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · One Comment
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Bunker Ameland uncovered

A brick bunker on the Dutch island of Ameland was uncovered this monday. It had been closed since the 1970s. The Stichting Amelander Musea wants to convert the bunker to a World War 2 museum.

Posted on December 1, 2010 at 3:22 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Moving a bunker

Some time ago I posted about the demolishing and moving of bunkers in the Landfront of Hoek van Holland in the Netherlands. Two bunkers (134 and 621) were demolished but the local government decided to spare one 134 and move it a couple of meters. This noble effort failed the first time because the bunker […]

Posted on October 14, 2010 at 5:56 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · One Comment
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Bunkersite.com update: Bergen

Added some locations in the beautiful region of Bergen: some Luftschutz bunkers in the city, the U-Boot bunker, the unique 615 in Storåsen, a Vf for Pak in Nordvika and the HKB of Ramsøy. Bunkersite.com update

Posted on July 27, 2010 at 12:47 am by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Guarding the valley

Posted on July 19, 2010 at 12:00 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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