Resistance Nest Millbrook – Open Day

CIOS BUNKER OPEN THIS WEEKEND!

RESISTANCE NEST MILLBROOK ANTI-TANK GUN CASEMATE
Sunday 12th May 2-5pm

***BONUS!***

A chance to try Liberation recipe cakes and parsnip coffee plus Force 135 Liberation reenactors will be on hand as well as possibly an iconic JEEP as used at the Liberation!
This bunker is located on St. Aubin’s Bay promenade opposite La Motte Ford next to the ‘Old Station Café and is 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 stout granite sea wall. The bunker is also unusual for mounting a small observation bell with a replica now replacing the top of the original removed for scrap in c1948.
Often described as the “Jewel of the Atlantikwall!”, the bunker largely escaped post war stripping out and scrap drives and today uniquely boasts a near time capsule appearance from original panelling with original posters still attached to rare complete examples of the ventilation equipment used to protect the bunker’s crew from gas attack and remarkably, the bunker’s lighting still uses the original German cabling! Details of the bunker’s wartime operation are also provided thanks to Herr Henkel who commanded the bunker in 1943/44.
Admission £5 under 16s and CIOS members free.
Just turn up!

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