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Strongpoint Corbiere Big Bunker Open Day!

Sunday, 18 August 2024

14:00 - 17:00
Strongpoint Corbiere, St Brelade
Admission £10, under 16s and CIOS members free

Join us for an extra special day at Strongpoint Corbiere! Explore five unique bunkers, vehicle and munitions displays, and put your marksman skills to the test!

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The Channel Islands Occupation Society are delighted to open up not one, but five of the unique bunkers at Strongpoint Corbiere for this extra special open day! Explore the 'as-is' K1 and restored K2 bunkers, the ever popular M19 mortar bunker and interconnected 6-Sch machine gun bunker, as well as the newly renovated Personnel Shelter. Enjoy incredible displays of Second World War military vehicles and munitions, and you can even try your marksman skills on a digital firing range!

Constructed in 1942, the M19 bunker is uniquely connected to a neighbouring 6-loopholed heavy machine gun turret bunker by an impressive underground corridor, forming the main hub for both the Strongpoint's telephone and radio communications. The complex has been restored to a high standard, and thanks to the post war return of its wartime commander, Engelbert Hoppe, tells the story of the crew who actually manned the complex and what they got up to during the last year of the Occupation.

There is also information on the forced labourers who constructed the site and interactions between the soldiers with nearby civilians as well, as an escape attempt which ended in failure on the causeway to the lighthouse in September 1944. The sites gives a ‘working atmosphere’ feel to the visitor and you are allowed to touch and interact with some of the exhibits!

Knowledgeable volunteers will be on hand to guide you and give details of the fortifications along with an audio commentary explaining the original crew.

For more information about our Society or if you're interested in becoming a member, please visit our Facebook page: CIOS Jersey


Strongpoint Corbiere
St Brelade

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