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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Hamburg Luftschutzturm destroyed

A Luftschutzturm (air raid shelter) near Rosshafen, Hamburg has been destroyed. The five-storied bunker which was finished off with a layer of bricks over the concrete “had” to be destroyed for a new container terminal. It’s not even clear when this terminal will be built, but the bunker is gone anyway. Another relic that disappeared.. Luckily […]

Posted on December 18, 2009 at 8:54 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Demolition of a Vf bunker in Le Touquet

Thanks to my correspondent in the Calais area Olejniczak Hervé Not a lot of happy news lately. This time it’s Le Touquet (Paris Plage), where a Vf bunker on the golf course has to make room for a new clubhouse. It’s uncertain if there will ever be a new clubhouse. Sylvain Gouz, of the ASFD […]

Posted on December 14, 2009 at 11:39 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Bunker partly destroyed in St Nazaire

Last november, a bunker for machine gun (type 634) was demolished in the French city and former Festung St Nazaire. After the war the Sechsschartenturm was scrapped but the bunker of Stützpunkt Nz 313 was left in place. Due to new housing developments the bunker had to be broken down. The works took 2 weeks and […]

Posted on December 3, 2009 at 10:59 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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