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Wn Berlin

Small bunker site in Bray dunes nature reserve

Wn Berlin site overview

What to see

It can be difficult to visit the few remaining structures which make up Wn Berlin as the shifting sands of Bray Dunes cover and uncover the mix of concrete and brick buildings here.
This is particularly true for the Wellblech shelter just behind the first line of dunes from the wide sandy beach where often only the top of the bricks of the entrance trench can be visible. However, there are still some gems to be found, including an observation bunker and machine gun post.
The obs post now supports a modern viewing platform where you can look along the expansive beach and natural dunes area. Just the front part of this small concrete building can still be seen.
High tides and strong winds have exposed a fascinating brick and concrete construction at the edge of the dunes in the past few years, and this has all the hallmarks of a field built Tobruk-type of position, most likely for a heavy machine gun such as an MG34.
The site is also worth a visit at low tide when you can see the remains of the shipwreck known as the ‘Crested Eagle’, a paddle steamer which played a role in Operation Dynamo, the evacuation of Dunkirk in May/June 1940.


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