Friday, November 8, 2013

Guernsey World War II German Battery May Be Opened to Public-- Part 1

From the March 10, 2011, BBC Guernsey.

Batterie Mirus was built by occupying German forces on high ground along the west coast of the island of Guernsey. It consisted of four 12-inch gun emplacements and is located on now-private land. The new owner of the land has now allowed the historical group Festung Guernsey access to the battery.

It is overgrown and its interior full of trash and soil. Its guns were originally on a Russian battleship and were scrapped after the war.

Each gun site had an undergroud area with barracks, ammunition storage, generators, heating and ventillation systems. The compound also had anti-aircraft guns, flamethrowers, mortars, machine guns, radar, smaller artillery and searchlights.

No Slouch of a Fortification. --GreGen

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