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Virtual Tour of a WW2 German bunker

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by PLG, Oct 22, 2021.

  1. PLG Well-Known Member


    this may be on interest to those with an interest in WW2.

    first of all, a little background: During the late 1940's there was a huge drive for scrap metal which saw the stripping out of the majority of bunkers in Guernsey; everything from the steel doors to fixtures and fittings and cable was removed for scrap. Fortunately not all of the bunkers were emptied, some was left, especially those bunkers on private property. Fast forward to the 1990's and the formation of Festung Guernsey; which is a group which restores WW2 bunkers, often taking things from one bunker to fit out another, or even reproducing items and fittings.

    one such bunker is a personnel bunker at Fort Houmet - a Victorian site inwhich the germans added their fortifications. This bunker is often open to the public, and on one such day a local business called Spike Productions created a virtual tour of the bunker. What is very nice is that they added labels to identify items and translate signs etc.

    here is a link to the site: https://spikeproductions.co.uk/our-work/ww2-bunker-virtual-tour/

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  2. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Fascinating share & history Peter.
    Thanks for taking the time to share.
    An example of how technology that allow the likes of myself to visit a location I will most likely never be able to do physically, especially considering how things have ended up nowadays.
    Thank you to Spike team for their skills in translating this into an accessible history record.
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  3. Nap A Fixture

    Hi Peter

    Thanks for sharing , very interesting to look at

    Technology is a amazing thing bringing this resource

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  4. PLG Well-Known Member

    Glay you like the tour. i spoke to the Festung Guernsey guys and they are hoping to produce similar tours of the other bunkers they have.

    here is aclink to thier website: http://www.festungguernsey.org.gg/

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