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Westwall moving in colour

This private film shows the Westwall in colour, starting with a rare 40P8 Sechsschartenturm during the construction of a bunker, large earth excavations, a shot of another bunker for Sechsschartenturm and officers around a table.

Posted on November 4, 2014 at 12:43 am by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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New book: Die Marinegeschütze des Westwalls am Oberrhein

Early November a new book about the Westwall was published. It’s not about the defence line as a whole, but about a particular part of it, the naval gun batteries in the Upper Rhine valley. I talked to one of the authors of the book, Sascha Kuhnert, to find out how the Kriegsmarine guns ended […]

Posted on January 29, 2013 at 12:55 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · One Comment
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Dooms day hideout for the 21st of December

The Fördergruppe WH 316 has generously provided Dooms day believers (or bunker enthusiastics) a sleeping place from 20 until 22 December to survive this scary day. Who doesn’t want to live and sleep inside a Regelbau 108 and enjoy a dinner prepared on a WT80 bunker oven for a day? Hello doomsday theorists and Westwall […]

Posted on November 30, 2012 at 1:54 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · One Comment
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Bunker near Arcachon unearthed

Two years ago we mentioned the renovation of an anti-tank bunker in the south west of France. In May of 2012 the plans were finally put into action. The bunker’s armoured plate was behind bricks but still there including the protecting lifting plate in front. The ball mount for the 4.7cm Festungspak 36 (t) is […]

Posted on June 4, 2012 at 9:44 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Bunkersite.com update: new house style

We’ve been working on our new house style for quite a while. It’s a painstaking job but we’re getting there. What has been updated in the past months? In the Altantikwall part all of Norway, Belgium, Channel Islands and France are now converted. The same goes for Other Locations except for Poland. With the conversion […]

Posted on March 22, 2012 at 3:02 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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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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New renovation project in Westwall

While one project goes down other ones are just starting. Markus Lauer is renovating a Regelbau B1-5 in Sulzbach (Saarland).   In September 2009 the owner of the bunker gave permission to start restorating it. After removing loads of trash and installing a new 14P7 armoured door at the entrance the first part of the project is done. […]

Posted on January 3, 2010 at 10:28 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · One Comment
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Uncertain future for Bunker ‘Anton’

A Westwall Regelbau 1 for a machine gun in Merzig (Saarland) will probably be demolished or covered in the near future. From 2005-2007 it was a small Westwall museum. The bunker built in 1938 during the ‘Limes-Bauprogramm’ was completely renovated. Unfortunately a new road will cross the spot of the bunker and it had to […]

Posted on January 3, 2010 at 10:07 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · One Comment
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Westwall in winter

Winter can be cold and miserable but also inspiring. Made a trip to the Schneifel region in Germany near Prüm. You can still find some remnants of the Westwall in this area. This december there was a big pack of snow which made the trip more special. I’ve visited a special type 23 near Kronenburgerhütte, […]

Posted on December 31, 2009 at 1:06 am by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Bunkersite.com starts BunkerBlog

Every day I watch several forums from all over Europe to see what’s happening in the bunker community. It’s a time consuming business but well worth the time because without it I wouldn’t have known about restauration projects in Poland, demolitions in Norway, dug up bunkers in Holland or any other activity in Europe on the […]

Posted on May 17, 2009 at 4:23 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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