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Resistance Nest Millbrook Open Day

Sunday, 1 September 2024

Time
14:00 - 17:00
Venue
Resistance Nest Millbrook, St. Lawrence, JE3 1LS
Price
Admission £5, under 16s and CIOS members free

Welcome to Resistance Nest Millbrook! We invite you to explore this rare time-capsule of a bunker and discover it's hidden stories.

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Located on Victoria Avenue next to the Old Station Cafe, 'Widerstandsnest' Millbrook is an amazing example of a flanking anti-tank gun casemate, mounting an ex-Czech 4.7cm Pak 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.

Knowledgeable volunteers will be on hand to guide you through this bunker and give details about the hidden gems inside and stories told by one of the soldiers who was actually stationed here!

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Venue

Resistance Nest Millbrook
Victoria Avenue
St. Lawrence
JE3 1LS

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