CIOS BUNKER OPEN THIS WEEKEND!
RESISTANCE NEST MILLBROOK ANTI-TANK GUN CASEMATE
Sunday 20th August 2-5pm
This bunker is located on St. Aubin’s Bay promenade opposite La Motte Ford next to the ‘Old Station Café.
An example of a flanking anti-tank gun casemate mounting an ex-Czech 4.7cm PakK 36 (t) anti-tank gun with a coaxial MG 37 (t) machine gun which was built into a Victorian slipway to both block access off the beach to an attacker and camouflage the bunker behind a granite sea wall, the bunker largely escaped post war stripping out and scrap drives and today boasts a near time capsule appearance from original panelling with original pin up posters still attached to rare complete examples of the ventilation equipment used to protect the bunker’s crew from gas attack!
The bunker is also unusual for mounting a small observation bell, which a replica now replaces the original removed for scrap in c1948, and the bunker’s lighting still uses the original German cabling! Details of the bunker’s wartime operation are provided thanks to Herr Henkel who commanded the bunker in 1943/44.
Admission £3 CIOS members and under 16s free.