Turrets, towers and Tumulus in Saint-Nazaire

Bunkersite.com travelled to Saint-Nazaire; again. After visits by Lenco in 1999 and 2002 and some additions by Henk Adriaanse in 2005 I wanted to see this formidable Festung myself. We wanted to update the website with new pictures, but also add new finds. In ten years much has happened in the Saint-Nazaire region. Mainly due […]

Posted on July 9, 2010 at 3:38 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Another dug up on Guernsey

Festung Guernsey got permission to dig up the M19 mortar bunker at Stp Rotenstein. Another one in the row of successes by the group of volunteers. The bunker type 633 was hidden under the parking place at Fort Hommet. It has been opened some 25 years ago but now Festung Guernsey will keep it open […]

Posted on April 3, 2010 at 11:32 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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Green light for Festung Guernsey’s 633

The guys of Festung Guernsey keep restoring bunkers on the Channel Island of Guernsey. After the Batterie Dollmann, Batterie Scharnhorst and Wn Königsmühlen they now have “conditional approval from the Planning Department” to open up the 633 of Stützpunkt Rotenstein (at Fort Hommet). Plans are to start digging in the new year, clean it up […]

Posted on November 5, 2009 at 6:46 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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A famous 4.7cm Festungspak 36 (t) gone..

Through the French Atlantikwall Forum I read the sad news that the very special 4.7cm Festungspak 36 (t) in a 612 at Kerbascuirl near Plouhinec (south of Bretagne) has disappeared. Although it was a miracle the gun was still there after so many years it’s still very disappointing. At the moment there’s no info on […]

Posted on July 19, 2009 at 11:59 am by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Restoring Batterie Scharnhost (Guernsey)

The volunteers of Festung Guernsey are doing a great job restoring one of the 15cm K18 emplacements of Batterie Scharnhorst. Work has begun on a second emplacement and interconnecting trenches and shelters. See the Axis forum for more information. Festung Guernsey’s website

Posted on July 17, 2009 at 1:49 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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