Alderney, M5 Wn Hafen-Süd

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Alderney a small island off the coast of the Cherbourg Peninsular one of the Channel Islands and a Crown dependency. 3miles x 1.5miles.
In June 1940 its entire population was removed and sent to either the other Channel islands or to Britain (most ended up in Glasgow). Then the German occupation forces arrived on the 2nd July. Hitler thinking that the British would attempt at recapturing, ordered it to become a Festung and later combined into the Atlantikwall.

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Flak.

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AA rangefinder.

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Ausboustand-karte Alderney.

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Ausboustand-karte Alderney.

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1 x Unterstand WaKoFest bunker.
3 x 3.7cm Flak.
1 x Mortar.
2 x Flame throwers.
1 x Ft tank turret (f).
Many machine guns trenches and field bunkers.

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Automatic flame thrower. A pressurised cylinder that could be electrically fired either manually by a defender or by an enemy by a trip wire.

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3.7cm Flak.

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Field position.

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A broken trench shelter.

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Field bunker.

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A large cleared area to sit a wooden army hut. This gave them a certain amount of protection.

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Plan.

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It could have looked like this one.

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Batterie York, Cherbourg hut.

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More hut bases.

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A large hut base and the view out to sea.

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Peeling spuds.

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Store man.

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A 3.7cm Flak position. These could be 3.7cm Flak 30/37/40 or 43.
These emplacements may have had Flak in them but later they were removed and the were possibly turned over to a mortars.

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3.7cm Flak.

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Plan.

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The view over the quarry and the new generator.

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With my knees you are lucky to see these pictures.

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Vf type bunker attached to a trench system. This was an observation and a machine gun bunker.

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Vf.

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Observation.

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Machine gun position.

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Vf bunker inside.

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Machine gun position.

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Vf bunker odd roof looking now it may be a steel plate and concrete. The roof structures used large 7P7 steel plate. this is another of at least three used here.

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A 7P7 steel plate for a machine gun emplacement.

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The 7P7 plate in the Wireless bunker at M2 Wn Hafen.

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3.7cm Flak.

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3.7cm Flak.

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Crew.

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3.7cm shell cases.

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Entrance into a short tunnel.

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Entrance into a short tunnel. We did not enter.

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Drilling a tunnel.

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Trenches all over the hill.

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More entrenchments.

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Trenches.

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Unterstand WaKoFest bunker, this type was only built in the Channel Islands.

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Unterstand WaKoFest bunker has a key hole shaped Tobruk (observation) and steps going inside are turning and not straight down. A crew room for twelve men and a store room.

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Unterstand WaKoFest bunker way in.

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Unterstand WaKoFest bunker entrance.

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Unterstand WaKoFest bunker a formed Tobruk (observation).

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Unterstand WaKoFest bunker a formed Tobruk (observation).

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MG34.

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Unterstand WaKoFest bunker.
Steel steps set into the concrete and two long grab handles to climb up into the Tobruk.
A 200mm air vent still in place.

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A 200mm air vent.

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Unterstand WaKoFest bunker.
The different style of entrance. On the right a switch box set into the wall.

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Plan.

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Unterstand WaKoFest bunker entrance field telephone switch box.

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Relay box that may have been placed here.

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Unterstand WaKoFest bunker bottom of the R/H entrance steps.

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Unterstand WaKoFest bunker passage.

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Unterstand WaKoFest entrance to gas lock.

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Plan.

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Unterstand WaKoFest.
Passage drain where there could have been a shower to wash off mustard gas as it clings to the uniform and boots.

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Unterstand WaKoFest.
Gas lock with on the left an aerial fitting showing its earth wire still in place and on the right a light switch and cabling.

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Plan.

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Unterstand WaKoFest.
Light switch and cabling.

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Light switch.

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Unterstand WaKoFest.
Aerial earthing strip.

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Aerial in place.

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Plan of an aerial in a bunker.

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Radio.

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Unterstand WaKoFest.
Deck light still in place.

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Unterstand WaKoFest crew room for twelve men.

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Plan.

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Crew.

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Bunks.

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Unterstand WaKoFest.
19P7 door was fitted here a thin steel door that had a rubber seal around it to make it gas tight. There was also a small glass window.

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19P7 door.

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Unterstand WaKoFest.
Crew room bunker drain.

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Sinkkasten drain fittings.

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Sinkkasten drain fittings.

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Plan of a bunker drain.

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Unterstand WaKoFest.
Door into the store room.

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Gasschutztur 19P7 door.

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Unterstand WaKoFest.

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Unterstand WaKoFest.
The store room with an escape on the left.

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Portesec 410P9 door.

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Rations.

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Unterstand WaKoFest.
Looking into the escape.

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410P9 Door.

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Emergency escape.

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Escape shutters further into the escape tunnel..

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Unterstand WaKoFest.
Cable running around the wall for lighting and a hook in the roof to hang a chain which is attached to a triple bunk.

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Bunker beds.

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Unterstand WaKoFest store room.

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Unterstand WaKoFest crew room.

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Unterstand WaKoFest gas lock..

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Unterstand WaKoFest.

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Covered bunker of some type.

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Hidden in the bushes.

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And some.

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Bunker inspection.

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Bunker inside showing the escape in the roof.

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Bunker escape in the roof.

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Bunker main room.

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Bunker main room.

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Vf Machine gun bunker. This one is not at M5 Wn Hafen-Süd but gives an idea of the one that is here and we did not manage to find.

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Pzt37.

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Pzt37.

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Pzt37 turret.

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