Sad to report the R611 casemate which was a part of Stp.Lowe, It was located at the Western entrance to Calais main port has been totally destroyed. Also today I noticed the orchards along the N35 at Veurne, where two bunkers from WW1 are located have been dug up ready for a new industrial development.
One thing has surprised me greatly in the construction of all these bunkers, the complete absence of steel reinforcing bars. Was this a deliberate omission or just to economise on the use of steel ?
For sure, the very siting of these structures on sand and so very near the high tide mark , has ensured their destruction by natural events !
My friend and I took the initiative to preserve the Kriegsmarine bunker of the Marine Peilabteilung (MPA) Flandern, later named MPHS (Marine Peilhauptstelle) Brügge. Thanks to this site you can see the result, it is now a monument and acts as a landmarkto remember the victims of this bombardment on May 28. 1944. We are continuing to research its history and any help is most welcome: please mail us at MPHSBrugge@hotmail.com
Just found out today via another Atlantic wall website that the Dom bunker in Calais which was the shelter for the German railway gun could be destroyed soon this will be a great loss for future generations to see and visit, I noticed last December that the post-war structures attached to the shelter had been removed making it visible to look into the shelter, the building has survived since 1945 in very good condition. Sadly just along the coast from Calais last year we lost a major part of the Atlantic wall Stp Pommern at Wissant
I really enjoy your pictures, am a war history buff & am just beginning my information searches. Want to make it to Europe soon, I was in Berlin in 1969-70, my barracks was the old SS Kasserne & had a few 'iron trap doors'. Tim Day
Some sad news have been informed that the destruction of Stp Pommern batterie on the beach at Wissant France has started in January 2013 This is a great loss to anyone who has an intrest in WW2 and the Atlantic Wall the batterie included a rare Regelbau 600 with stairs to the gun position this soley will be a great loss to historians. The batterie on the beach was visited by many tourists from around the world.
Great site! Really like the simple layout. Nice to see the Todt art before the 'artists' destroyed it all. Keep up the good work in Belgium!
I hope I will be able to visit these sites myself someday
BETREFT : Bunkers Oostende HUNDIUS R502 nr 31 en M157 nr 7.
In deze bunkers heb ik bij de Marine nog radiowacht gelopen in 1964-1965, dit heette toen .147. De zenders zelf stonden opgesteld iets verder in Bredene dit heette toen .50.
Great photos! I've been looking here for examples as I'm building a diorama including a bunker and this has been very helpful. Thank you for assembling this collection.