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German fortifications in Jersey

Michael Ginns

German fortifications in Jersey

by Michael Ginns

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Published by Meadowbank (St Lawrence) Trading Co. Ltd. in Jersey (Meadowbank, St.Lawrence, Jersey) .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Channel Islands -- Jersey.,
  • Jersey (Channel Islands) -- Defences.,
  • Jersey (Channel Islands) -- History -- German occupation, 1940-1945.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementwritten by Michael Ginns and Peter Bryans ; artwork and design Colin Partridge and Stan Sloan ; [photographs by Michael Ginns].
    ContributionsBryans, Peter.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsUG430.J/
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv, 95p., fold plate :
    Number of Pages95
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18609449M

    Of all the German fortifications in Jersey, the most prominent and impressive are the three large naval artillery direction and range-finding towers (Marine Peilstände und Messstellen). Nine were planned but only three were completed, at Noirmont Point (MP 1), La Corbière (MP 2), and at . Among the lasting legacies of the German occupation are the fortifications erected around the coast and at other locations. Although some were demolished, many gun emplacements, bunkers, towers and other concrete constructions have remained to this day as a constant reminder of a .

    Buy A guide to German Fortifications on Guernsey Revised Edition by Ernie Gavey (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(3).   Report - German fortifications on Jersey. Thread starter bobblehead; Start date ; B. bobblehead 28DL Full Member. 28DL Full Member. #1 Here are a few more pics of the various bunkers etc on Jersey. Thanks to all the guys of the CIOS who made our visits possible.

    The bodies of the German soldiers who died whilst serving in Jersey were originally buried at St Brelade’s church however these too have been returned. What is left of the German occupation is accepted as part of Jersey heritage and thousands of people a year will walk and sit on German fortifications without even realising what they are. - This series is unique amongst all volumes on German fortifications of the Second World War, in that it was written by the German forces themselves. It is the ultimate guide to their defensive planning and mindset The Channel Islands of Guernsey and Jersey nestle in the lee of the French coast.


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German fortifications in Jersey by Michael Ginns Download PDF EPUB FB2

24 rows  Jersey is a heavily fortified island with coastal fortifications that date from different periods such as the English Civil War, the Napoleonic Wars, and Nazi Germany's occupation of the Channel fortifications include castles, forts, towers, Martello towers, artillery batteries, and infrequently, fortifications from one period are built on the site of earlier.

The best-preserved collection of German Second World War defence works in Western Europe. During the Occupation the Germans fortified the Islands out of all proportion to their strategic value, in order to fulfil Hitler's personal directive that they be turned into "impregnable fortresses".

ISBN: X OCLC Number: Description: v, 93 pages, folded plate: illustrations, maps, plans ; 21 cm: Responsibility: written by Michael. The German fortifications in Jersey [Ginns, Michael] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

The German fortifications in Jersey5/5(1). Jersey Military Tours offer WW2 German bunker tours of a number of the CI Occupation Society managed and restored bunkers (until now infrequently open) as part of our military tours.

From "The Bunker Tour", an all-day feast of German bunkers and fortifications for enthusiasts, to offering the opportunity of a private visit to a bunker interior or two. The German fortifications in Jersey Paperback – January 1, by Michael Ginns (Author) › Visit Amazon's Michael Ginns Page.

Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search results for this author. Are you an author. Learn about Author Central 5/5(1).

This bunker is one of the largest in Jersey and is very popular with tourists all year round, as well as local history buffs. Everything is particularly well preserved and, as well as standing on top of the fortifications, visitors are able to venture inside and take a peek at what life may have been like for the German crew that lived there during the occupation.

Jersey's German Bunkers - SOLD OUT. With German Fortifications in Jersey () now being out of print, Archive Book No.9 has been written and published in response to the continued and large number of enquiries, especially from tourists, for such a publication, pages, nearly photographs, 7 bunker plans, 6 line drawings from German sources, and 3 maps.

Guernsey, although the smallest of the two, was given special treatment and troops inland, that’s one German soldier for every two civilians. As a result of this, the island is flooded with German bunkers and fortifications which can now be explored by members of. The Channel Islands Occupation Society (Jersey branch) was set up in with the intention of investigating the period of the German Occupation of the Channel Islands and to maintain and preserve sites of special interest such as the German fortifications in the Island.

Private full day German occupation tour. Jersey has some of the highest concentrations of fortifications in WW2 Nazi occupied Europe. Why. Contrary to what you may have heard, the answer isn't as simple as suggested.

Similarly, we will bust a few of the myths that are quoted as fact. We will explore some of the German fortifications and bunkers built during World War Two, and.

Fortification in Guernsey was colossal during WWII including bunkers, forts, gun emplacements and tunnels to help create Hitler's Atlantic Wall. Find out more about the history that inspired The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society.

The fortifications of the inner German border comprised a complex system of interlocking fortifications and security zones 1, kilometres ( mi) long and several kilometres deep, running from the Baltic Sea to outer fences and walls were the most familiar and visible aspect of the system for Western visitors to the border zone, but they were merely the final obstacle for.

German Fortifications; German Fortifications. On the 30th June German forces invaded Guernsey. The Channel Islands were seen as a perfect stepping-stone to the invasion of the Great Britain.

However, when it became clear this was not going to happen Hitler issued a directive in October that the Channel Islands should be converted into.

As a Private Tour, you can book this tour on any day in our Calendar. Just select the Full Day tour option and state “German Fortifications” in the special requests box. Check the Calendar for available dates or contact us for other options. Video of the German Bunker Tour.

Highlights include. Batterie Moltke and MP3, Les Landes, Saint Ouen. The German Army of World War II considered itself an offensive, mobile force.

The experiences in the trenches in World War I had done much to shape its concept of field fortification, and its mobile warfare ethos was intended to prevent the previous war's stalemate. This book addresses frontline defensive field fortifications, built by infantrymen using local materials, and includes rifle.

All in all: an important book on German bunkers - entirely written in English and illustrated with HUNDREDS of photos, drawings, maps and bunkerplans. Original title: Jersey's German Bunkers Author: Ginns, Michael: Languages: English: Subject: CF - Modern fortifications - 20th century: Period: 20th Century: Location: Jersey, Channel Islands.

Fort de la Cité d’Alet, St Malo – Roman to WW2 German fortifications A really interesting historical site in Saint Malo (Saint Servan), France dating from the Roman period, although the most obvious relics of its past are the extensive WW2 German fortifications making it one of the most significant elements in Festung St Malo.

'The Atlantic Wall in Jersey' (Jersey's German Fortifications) This book will be a greatly enhanced (A4 hardback) and upgraded version of the old CIOS publication - 'Jersey's German Bunkers' - which l worked on with my very good friend (and fellow Postman), the late Michael Ginns M.B.E.

Look out for updates over the coming months!!4/5(4). Media in category "Fortifications of World War II in Jersey" The following files are in this category, out of total. 4-S WaKoFest Wn La Mare Mill (10).jpg × 1,; KB. There are two branches, one in Jersey and the other in Guernsey, that take turns in publishing the Channel Islands Occupation Review.

The CIOS manages many German fortifications and archives on both islands. Jersey branch. The Jersey branch was set up in In it was converted into a limited liability company.

Sites open to the public.I found a book called the Architecture of War by Keith Mallory and Arvid Otter and it detailed the architecture, structural and design formats behind the Maginot Line built by the French as well as the Atlantikwall.

This book became my bible on German bunkers and the French ouvrages and so really started a plan I had to visit France and.First-hand or fictional accounts of the German Occupation of the Channel Islands during World War II Living In Jersey Under The German Occupation, 45 by.

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