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Report - Les Landes MP3 Observation Tower & AA Battery 07/08/08



Tankman

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MP3 Tower - Les Landes, Jersey, CI. Was fitted originally with a huge Freya radar aerial the base of which survives at the summit of the tower. It came to be known as Fu Mo West (Funkness Ortungsgerat West) - Radar Set West. The tower is also protected by two Anti-aircraft battery's. These were built on the orders of Adolf Hitler after the famous Bruneval raid on a similar radar site in France that did not have any protection.
Today MP3 stands not just empty - but forlorn. Very few visitors know of its existence and even knowing residents seldom grace it with a visit. It is possible to enter MP3 and to do so alone is an eerie experience:eek: as one listens to the wind blowing ceaselessly through the observation slits and the surf thundering against the rocks far below.
Anyway on with the pics

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MP3 was built right on the edge of the cliff and seems to defy reason as to why it does not fall over the edge:crazy

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The tower MG "Sally Port". The wooden surround was on all embrasures and was designed so that small arms fire and shell splinters would be absorbed.

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Nearby is the Generator bunker & personnel shelter, this use to be open but has recently been sealed due to vandalism:(

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No.1 Anti-aircraft battery. Below both AA batterys are personnel rooms.

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Gas lock area below No2. AA Battery with some wartime graffiti. This whole area was adorned with these painted flowers, Obviously the German personnel must have been keen gardener's:rolleyes:

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Entry into the bunkers below ground was hard due to back filled entrances some of which were as low as 3 foot in height, but this should not stop an intrepid explorer.:thumb

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These towers are unique to the Channel Islands there being none like it along the Atlantic Wall. This tower surely merits restoration and preservation.
 

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