Arrsers self taken photo collection.

He's actually calming down now; little improvements every day. Not sure how I'm going to get him to the vets though. I might don a thick coat, paint ball mask, and oven gloves to try and get the fat-sharp-clawed-twat into a cat box.

I had a savage cat as a kid, but she wasn't as strong as this one; there's a marked step up in savagery when he attacks.
I rather like savage things. I must do, I married two that ripped me to shreds when we split. M'eh!
 

NSP

LE
Went for a bimble around St. Helier this morning, between squalls...

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Amusingly, H. Samuel was sandwiched between two posh independent jewellers. Sort of like providing a ring shop for those with money and a ring shop for those that work as their servants.
 
He's actually calming down now; little improvements every day. Not sure how I'm going to get him to the vets though. I might don a thick coat, paint ball mask, and oven gloves to try and get the fat-sharp-clawed-twat into a cat box.

I had a savage cat as a kid, but she wasn't as strong as this one; there's a marked step up in savagery when he attacks.
Chuck a handful of pepper in it's face, show it who's boss. What could possibly go wrong?
 

daz

LE
Ironbridge

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Pepper stick up the arse, more like!
Well yes, but only after the stuff in it's eyes has got it suitably, errm, distracted.
 

daz

LE
Brecon traffic

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Chuck a handful of pepper in it's face, show it who's boss. What could possibly go wrong?
He's a little darling this morning, wanting us to feed him. I'm trying to have a piss and he's walking around my legs, purring,rubbing up against me.

I nearly pissed on his tail, which may have resulted in a savaging.

He can turn nasty in the blink of an eye, but he's definitely warming towards us.
 

ABNredleg

Old-Salt
Two of our neighbors are having some sort of dispute so one built a spite fence.

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NSP

LE
Shock! Horror! It stopped raining for thirty seconds so I nipped down to Stützpunkt Corbière and Kustartilleriebatterie Maltke for a nosey, in between squalls. Made for some interesting photos - some sunlit, others in semi-darkness!

Corbière Lighthouse from the roof of the personnel bunker at the foot of Marine Pielstand 2:-
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Marine Pielstand 2 (MP2 - the second of three built, out of a planned nine, unique to Jersey. MP1 at Kustartilleriebatterie Lothringen I posted on Friday. MP3 is in the next post):-
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MP2 is furnished as a self-catering holiday home, with a double bedroom in each observation room and a lounge-diner in the glass cupola on top. The cupola was added in the '70s when the tower was used as a VTS station for shipping.
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The roof of the personnel bunker (note air vent under the bench):-
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Defensive positions in the front of the personnel bunker:-
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MG34 position to the east of MP2:-
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With ammo bin:-
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MP2 from the MG34 nest:-
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Martello tower in St Ouen's Bay:-
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Stützpunkt Corbière, between MP2 and the lighthouse...
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The last detachment commander:-
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Steps to observer position in the roof of the Regalbau 634 bunker:-
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Inside the observers position:-
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The exterior of the observer's position:-
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Looking down to the Regalbau 606 searchlight bunker. The parking area in the foreground is actually the roof of the No.1 105mm casemate:-
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The S/L bunker, but from the foot of MP2. You can maker out part of the No.1 casemate at lower right:-
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NSP

LE
The roof of the R634 from the observers position looking over the front. The patch fills the hole where the steel turret with the MG34 mounts would have sat. The inside would have looked like the photo on this link.
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This is the M19 50mm automatic mortar bunker. The mortar turret can be seen on the left of the roof, where the "pimple" is (a photo of a section through a model of the mortar turret can be seen on the STP Corbiere link in the opening text in the previous post):-
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The No.2 105mm casemate:-
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MG37 casemate bunker on headland at the northern end of Petit Port Beach, part of Wiederstandsnest L'Oeilliere, for interlocking fire with the MG34 turret at STP Corbiere:-
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MP2 from STP Corbier:-
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Kustartilleriebatterie Moltke. Moltke was built with four ex-French 155mm towed artillery pieces as a temporary stop-gap until more modern naval 150mm guns in turrets could be supplied. (Edit: there is now a subsequent post with more info and photos after a re-visit) Some sort of festung sentry box:-
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Entrance to Mount No.4 bunker complex (the original 155m French gun can be seen in the background). Under the grass between it and the gun just visible against the sea is a substantial bunker system similar to the one that can be walked through in this virtual tour. The tour is actually the bunker for No.2 Mount along the cliffs a ways.
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No.4 150mm turreted mount. The naval guns and turrets never arrived. The device on in the left recess is a cartridge lift and the one on the right the door to a shell hoist as far as I can determine:-
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No.4 155mm mount with gun in position - one of the originally installed guns, recovered from the foot of the cliffs here where all the battery mounts on the island were disposed of after the war. When naval artillery couldn't be sourced captured French field guns were used instead. They appear to have been mounted on a swivel with the trails attached to a circular swing plate set into the concrete to allow for 360° traverse:-
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Bunker complex entrance door for No.4 Mount. This bunker is opened to the public during the summer:-
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No.4 Mount shelter entrance.
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Inside the shelter:-
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Looking back up into the position:-
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The swivel assembly supporting the gun carriage:-
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I might go and have another look at this one as a quick look on GE suggests there's more of it. I was driven off by the weather before I could have a proper nosey.

Observation post M2, between the No.3 and No.4 Mounts:-
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NSP

LE
Corbiere Lighthouse and MP2 from KAB Moltke:-
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More links:-

Preservation report for MP2:-

Map of occupation sites:-

Interactive map:-

CIOS page for KAB Lothringen (pics posted last Friday):-

More war tourism to follow (I found out that the GFP HQ was in the building down the bottom of the street a couple of streets over from my hotel earlier, so might bimble down there tomorrow. If it stops raining. Plan to do the War Tunnels on Thursday as it shuts for the winter at the weekend). Will add links as I find them. If there's enough interest I might ask a mod to take the Lothringen post and today's stuff and put them in a "Jersey Occupation 1940-1945" or similarly titled thread in an appropriate forum and add the rest to that instead of filling this thread up with bunkers.
 
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Joshua Slocum

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Book Reviewer
He's a little darling this morning, wanting us to feed him. I'm trying to have a piss and he's walking around my legs, purring,rubbing up against me.

I nearly pissed on his tail, which may have resulted in a savaging.

He can turn nasty in the blink of an eye, but he's definitely warming towards us.
wear a pair of leather motorcycles gloves when handling him he will soon get fed up when he gets no reaction
 

Joshua Slocum

LE
Book Reviewer
had to drop off the buggered dog eaters car yesterday, went for salvage at auction !!
my mate came to pick me up, and we were going to wander across to the american diner on the roundabout, but the nice lady at the auction house said we have a cafe on site, open to the public as well
2 top quality breakfasts with decent bacon plus mugs of tea 9 quid
place is spotless
just off the A44 Leominster ring road
plenty of parking and toilets

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