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Posted 3 years ago

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Hems303
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This post follows on from my first Collectors Weekly post that showed some German guns on Jersey before they were recovered and renovated to be put on display. These artifacts from the WW2 German Occupation of the Island of Jersey, now provide a boost to the islands tourist industry, attracting people interested in historical knowledge and research.

Several years ago; my brother, brother-in-law and myself (all members of the UK Military Vehicle Trust) took a flight to the Island of Jesey to tour the WW2 German fortifications they constructed during their occupation of the island. We have all been involved in Military Historical Research. My brother also in WW2 Aircraft recovery, and I have had some Cave Diving, recovery and conservation experience.

Photo .1: Shows one of the German guns as renovated for static display in the original fortification/gun position made for it. When we say "German" guns, the guns found on Jersey are of many countries of origin. The Nazi's were efficient "re-users" of other's equipment. They gathered guns from all over the extending "Third Reich", with examples from as far afield as the Balkans, Russia, Britain (collected at Dunkirk and North Africa), French etc. The only problem with this approach was the vast and complex difference in calibres. They had in some cases, only a few available rounds for each gun and obviously they were not interchangeable between the different artillery pieces up and down the coastal batteries.

Photo .2: Some of the recovered gun "tubes" shown in Photo .4: of my previous CW Post: Now stabilised, renovated and on public display as a "tourist" attraction..

http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/71714-the-lost-guns-of-jersey

Photo .3: Top: Shows a remarkably well preserved German Coastal Artillery Range Finder. Bottom: Shows an artillery piece (Balkan) and in the forground is the concrete ammunition "locker" for the gun.

Photo.4: Top: One of the multi-storey German artillery towers (Range Finding). Bottom: Looking out to sea as the Germans must have done during the war...waiting for the English to return and claim the Island back)

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  1. Hems303 Hems303, 3 years ago
    Here's an active link to my First CW post on The Lost Guns Of Jersey:

    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/71714-the-lost-guns-of-jersey
  2. walksoftly walksoftly, 3 years ago
    Very interesting post, thanks for sharing.

    David
  3. kerry10456 kerry10456, 3 years ago
    Steve,Thanks for the adding the next in the series of the earlier posting. I enjoyed reading both.
    Kerry
  4. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 3 years ago
    Think I may have the weekend free & trying to organize a snorkeling expedition of tourist to tag the bronze cannon if it hasn't been stolen. The tourists will love it & I could probably sell tickets.
  5. Hems303 Hems303, 3 years ago
    To: mrmajestic1, miKKoChristmas11, PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, BELLIN68, ks85, petey, Manikin, pw-collector, ttomtucker, blunderbuss2, mustangtony, kerry10456, rniederman, AR8Jason, walksoftly; thanks for all the support guys'n'gals! It is much appreciated!

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  6. GeodeJem GeodeJem, 10 months ago
    Jersey is quite fascinating for all the WWll stuff and the Hospital is ever so errie. I was lucky to be there for the annual air show and several aircraft were booed as they flew along. Those were the German fighters.
  7. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 10 months ago
    Would love to go there but too many "wanna's" on my list now.
  8. Hems303 Hems303, 10 months ago
    Hi Blunderbuss

    Long-time no hear! (but still getting your regular email "humour digests")
  9. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 10 months ago
    Still here & causing trouble as usual, Steve. You aren't on my joke thread so I just throw a few your way that I think are your taste. When are you going to visit our Wayward Islands?
  10. Hems303 Hems303, 6 months ago
    Yo Blunderbuss
    I'm retired now, so free to do as I please, might just head in your direction one of these days, stranger things have happened!
  11. Hems303 Hems303, 6 months ago
    Thanks SEAN68 for the "love it"..... long time since I've been on CW... is SEAN68 the old Sean we used to love as in a.k.a Bellin68????
  12. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 months ago
    yes this is the same old sean lol!! im great and how are you Hems ? :) Missed seeing you on cw ;)
  13. Hems303 Hems303, 6 months ago
    Been busy in getting "retired"...don't know how I ever found the time to go to work I've been that busy. Glad you are great, I'm just dandy, even treated myself to a new Harley (FXSB Breakout)... "retirement present" .... perhaps I should add that to my M/C "Collection" here on CW! Spk soon.
  14. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 months ago
    I Hear about being busy.. im glad you've gotten yourself great Harley !! I would to see it!! when you post it!! spk soon!!
  15. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 months ago
    Steve, if you want to visit, here is the schedule: "Brownie Bob" is planning on visiting in March for the Heineken Regatta. (Best to follow him, as the freezer will be full of great brownies). He has a great recipe!!!!!
    I'm trying to schedule a trip to Uncle Sambo's Plantation in (maybe) Apr. or May for cataract surgery (both eyes), so you can have my place for about a month. My old Mazada B2200 & my classic Indian! (Well, made in India!)
    Right now, I'm a dysfunctional family of 1 , but that tends to change! LOL!!
  16. Hems303 Hems303, 6 months ago
    Hi Blunderbuss
    Save me writing it all again, see my reply on your very nice post:

    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/171138-gorget-der-stahlhelm?in=activity

    Steve
  17. Hems303 Hems303, 6 months ago
    Anyway BB2

    I'm logging off now it's 02:02 Hrs here in the UK

    TTFN

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