German half-tracks were linked together and used to transport heavy loads such as the guns of Batterie Mirus. Seen here is one of the huge carriages that will eventually mount the 30.5cm gun barrel sitting on a 24 wheeled trailer being towed past the White Rock weighbridge.
German half-tracks were linked together and used to transport heavy loads such as the guns of Batterie Mirus. Seen here are at least three vehicles having exited the White Rock turning to ascend St Julians Avenue. Note the damage to the road surface in the forground.
Heavy construction equipment was used during the building of the fortifications, this crane with fitted with a grab was used during the excavation process. Photographed at the top of the slipway next to the Albert statue, note the road sign painted at the foot of the wall and the 'Antee’ floating crane seen in the background.
German road sign at Forest Road which makes the junction near La Villette in St Martins. The Germans listed the local roads by colour and number, here we see red route 6 leading on to routes 7 and 9. This junction also leads from yellow 8 to yellow 5. The small sign reading Flugplatz is indicating the direction to the airfield.
A crowd has gathered at the Weighbridge, Guernsey to see the Red Cross ship SS Vega which has docked at the Cambridge Berth, St Peter Port with much needed supplies for the islands population. Note the German century box and the heavily protected fencing around the harbour.
The arrival of the Swedish ship SS Vega chartered by the International Red Cross to bring food and supplies to the starving islanders did much to alleviate the suffering of the civilians. Here Red Cross parcels were distributed to the islanders at Les Riches, St Peter Port.
The Germans installed a railway network to move food and materials around the island, these were used extensively during the construction of the fortifications. This derelict locomotive lies in St Sampson along Bulwer Avenue with various rolling stock prior to being scrapped.
An ex-RAF Coles mobile crane lifts a depth charge found at Batterie Mirus by workers of John Upham during the scrap metal drive of the early 1950’s. The charge was originally thought to be a large grease drum used in the operation of the gun, camouflaging its true lethal purpose.