Special Westwall bunker dug up for investigation

At Dillingen in the Saarland, a very special bunker for Dreischartenturm was excavated last week. The information collected can be used for a possible future monumental status. The bunker is a very special Regelbau 132b. It’s a bunker for Dreischartenturm in Baustarke A (3,5 meter thick walls). This particular bunker was prepared to be incorporated […]

Posted on May 12, 2011 at 4:17 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · 2 Comments
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Visual decline

Unfortunately for our field of interest, I often have to write about demolition and decay. The process is unstoppable and we have to live with it. However, raising concerns can never be bad. Last week I made a visit to Stützpunktgruppe Voorne, in Holland. It was like seeing old friends. It was six years ago […]

Posted on January 31, 2011 at 3:12 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · 4 Comments
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Bunkersite.com update: Pas de Calais, Zeeland, Woensdrecht

Some French additions to the site: Stp Arnika, Leo, Martha, Max, Moritz and Nora in the Nord Pas-de-Calais region. Also the Woensdrecht airport in Holland and some small bunker in Stavenisse. Bunkersite.com updates

Posted on January 18, 2011 at 3:13 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Bunkersite.com update: Voorne, Pen Bron, Le Pointeau

Some nice updates on the website: The Battallion HQ on Voorne, Wn 105 H (Holland) Pen Bron in the La Baule region (France) Le Pointeau in the St-Nazaire region (France)

Posted on December 18, 2010 at 2:25 am by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Bunkersite.com update: Alderney, Belgium, Boulogne, Duinkerken

Several updates through Europe. Bigger photos on Alderney of Stp Josephsburg (Braye Harbour), Stp Biberkopf (Saye Bay) and Wn Einsiedlerschloß (Saye Bay), all taken in 2004 and 2008. In Belgium we have some new and bigger photos in Oostende and the Nieuwpoort area. Interesting inland radarsites near Boulogne-sur-Mer in France and an update on Stp […]

Posted on November 11, 2010 at 12:12 am by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Goeree uncovered

This weekend Staatsbosbeheer started uncovering several bunkers in Widerstandsnest 220H. The foundation WO2GO will preserve a 502 and 504 and start a small museum. During the digging some very nicely preserved camouflage saw daylight.

Posted on October 18, 2010 at 11:59 am by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Before the graffiti

Preservation of bunkers has pros and cons. Sometimes there are moral dillemas. And for me that’s the Landfront of Vlissingen in Holland. About ten years ago, a first part of the magnificent Landfront Vlissingen was made accessible through a bicycle path. The Bunkerbehoud (bunker preservation) foundation removed loads of earth. For the first time in […]

Posted on October 18, 2010 at 11:37 am by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · One Comment
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Blue St

Posted on July 14, 2010 at 12:00 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · 2 Comments
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613 with turret found in Südwall

Not an everyday find: A 613 artillery observer still with its observation turret. It happened in the Stützpunktgruppe Port de Bouc in the Südwall. It’s located in Wn 025 and it was used by the Art.Reg. II./338 . After some debate on Axis History it looks like this is a Czech turret re-used as observation turret. More info […]

Posted on July 13, 2010 at 1:45 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · 3 Comments
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Stp Pommern will disappear

The local government of Wissant on the 23th of March decided to demolish the bunkers on the southern beach of the town. It was the French state who feels the bunkers are a danger to the coastal protection and to visitors of the beach. Total costs of the demolition: €450.000. The ruins pose too much […]

Posted on April 10, 2010 at 3:40 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · 2 Comments
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