A Word of warning to those who may wish to visit
the Channel Islands’ Occupation sites.
Most of the bunkers, gun pits and defences are on
private property, and if you want to have
first obtain permission from the owner. Do not
enter without a strong torch or lamp.
There are different designs of defences that, from
the outside look the same, but once inside,
passages may descend without warning. Also
wellington boots may be needed as over
fifty years of dirt and dust will have blocked up
the drains. We would warn you that bunkers
on the coast will have been used as unofficial
toilets - so beware! Young persons should not enter
without an adult, as many bunkers have awkward
steps and hidden ducts that can trip the unwary.
Bunkers and tunnels that are sealed have been
blocked up for this reason and for no other -
those of you who hope to find an
“Aladdin’s Cave” of war relics are too late,
having been beaten to it by the scrap metal drive
of the early 1950s.