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Recovery of M19 parts on Guernsey

The guys of Festung Guernsey continue to work on different projects on the Channel Island of Guernsey. One of the exciting ones is the recovery of remains of the automatic mortar M19 at Stützpunkt Großfels. In the future, the M19 bunker there will be turned into a museum.  

Posted on May 26, 2014 at 11:47 am by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Remains of M19 mortar found on Guernsey

Seen on Axis History. Festung Guernsey has completed another very successful dig at Stp. Langenberg. This time we were at the Type 633 M19 bunker to see what was buried in the extensively damaged turret room. Once all of the backfill and blown up concrete had been removed we were pleasantly surprised with large parts […]

Posted on June 26, 2012 at 12:09 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Excavation on Guernsey

Festung Guernsey excavated a Unterstand WaKoFest last week. The bunker at Wn Garen near L’Ancresse Bay was closed for many years. For more info and photos see http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=188901 and http://www.steve-powell.co.uk/Festung/Wn.Garen%20-%20Personnel%20Shelter/index.html

Posted on May 10, 2012 at 12:27 am by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Achtung.. Feuer!

We received this great ‘shot’ from Steve Powell. Firing the 22cm K532 (f) gun in coastal artillery battery ‘Generaloberst Dollmann’ on Guernsey.

Posted on July 4, 2011 at 11:57 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Lifting a plate

The guys of Festung Guernsey are doing a great job again. This time they’ve managed to get the protective armoured plate in front of Wn Schonbucht Mitte casemate’s embrasure in working order. Watch this nice vid by Steve Powell. More info on the excavation and cleaing up of the bunker here.

Posted on June 17, 2011 at 7:04 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · One Comment
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Kleinstglocke 90P9 found!

The Channel Islands are still full of surprises. This week a a 6 t. observation cupola was uncovered in Wn Spitzpunkt at Grande Havre. To me it looks like the Kleinstglocke type 90P9 was installed in some sort of small bunker. On Alderney and Jersey the same type of turret was installed in Vf bunkers. […]

Posted on June 11, 2011 at 10:20 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Birthday present

Not exactly on my birthday today, but I’ll consider it as a brithday present from the Festung Guernsey guys. 🙂 Last sunday they’ve excavated the Vf bunker for Sechsschartenturm of Stp Reichenberg, Fort Richmond on Guernsey. Buried for years it appeared to be in great shape with some very nice relics. It looks like the […]

Posted on January 11, 2011 at 12:20 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Bunkersite.com update: Wn Grüne Düne, Guernsey

One of the most impressive sites in the Atlantikwall to me, is Wn Grüne Düne which protects Rocquaine Bay on Guernsey. Three casemates (2 x Festungpak, 1 x MG in turret) are attached to a huge anti-tank wall which was built over two old Vf casemates for Festungpak. In the back is a very clean […]

Posted on November 12, 2010 at 3:32 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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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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