Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Guernsey German World War II Bunker Opened

From the January 12, 2012, BBC Guernsey "Guernsey World War II German bunker opened at Cobo."

This past Saturday, I wrote about German mines being found on the island of Guernsey in the English Channel that had been occupied by the Germans during World War II. They also built fortifications to repell a possible attack.

The bunker on the west coast of the island was found flooded and is believed to have been untouched since 1947. It was empty with the exception of part of a weapon mount. Originally the structure housed a large armored turret with two machine guns.

After the war, it was destroyed for scrap. There is an identical bunker at Fort Hommet. A number of old German fortifications still exist around Guernsey and two have not yet been explored.

And, Before This Blog, I Never Knew the Germans Occupied a Part of Britain During the War. --GreGen

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