Entries by Arthur van Beveren


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 […]

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


German casino Den Helder burned down

Wednesday June 10, the former German casino in the Dutch naval port of Den Helder burned down. The building, which is located near the old Marine Werft, stood empty for many years. Plans were ready to restore the building but its future is unknown now, only the walls and pillars are still standing. The building […]


Tunnels at Fort du Roule open in june

The restauration project at Cherbourg’s Fort du Roule are coming to an end. The tunnels will be opened on June 6 (65 years since D-Day) but due to some extra work the official opening will be on the June 26, the day Cherbourg was liberated. Fort du Roule was a French fort overlooking the city […]

The soldiers who manned Stp. Corbiere

Malcolm Amy, volunteer for the Channel Islands Occupation Society (CIOS) on Jersey, began publishing the accounts of three German soldiers who were assigned to Stp Corbiere on the island. It gives a highly interesting inside look into the daily life in and around the bunkers during the occupation. You can follow the story on The […]

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 […]