Buy a WW2 bunker? I’d never fort about it! Nazi encampment is expected to sell for £40,000

Buy a Nazi bunker for £40,000: Underground fortification on Guernsey that boasts its own trenches, gun stations and battlements hits the market

  • The Nazi trenches were built in Alderney by the Third Reich between 1942 – 1944 on the 7 acre plot in Alderney
  • The fortified site used to host 24 Nazi soldiers and officers from the Third Reich after they invaded Guernsey 
  • Features on the listing for the bunker include gun stations and ‘superb’ open sea views to the west and south
  • The current owner has been forced to sell due to ill health and expressions of interest have already been made

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A real ‘Hitler’s Bunker’ is up for sale, with acres of Nazi trenches, gun stations and battlements built on the only bit of British soil the Germans conquered. 

The two bunkers were built sometime between 1942 and 1944 on the seven acre plot in Alderney –  a site Hitler used to construct missiles, and even outlawed chemical warheads. 

The patch of world war two history boasts massive gun emplacements mounted in a hexagonal concrete pit with a range of 22 kilometres, and is expected to sell for £40,000. 

Bell & Co’s managing director Andrew Eggleston said that expressions of interest had already been made. 

The patch of world war two history boasts massive gun emplacements mounted in a hexagonal concrete pit with a range of 22 kilometers

The patch of world war two history boasts massive gun emplacements mounted in a hexagonal concrete pit with a range of 22 kilometers

Mr Eggleston says he hopes that any future buyer would keep the site open to the public to explore as it has been for years.

He said: ‘It would be a terrible shame if someone were to buy it and then start padlocking it. They’ve done so much work to it, it’s quite amazing.’

The fortified site used to host 24 soldiers and officers from the Third Reich after they invaded Guernsey in the Channel Islands.

The Giffoine plot is situated on the south west of the island, and was put up for sale with Bell & Co estate agents after the current owner fell ill. 

Agents say the site offers a unique chance to see what D-Day might have felt like from the German perspective.

The fortified site used to host 24 soldiers and officers from the Third Reich after they invaded Guernsey in the Channel Islands

The fortified site used to host 24 soldiers and officers from the Third Reich after they invaded Guernsey in the Channel Islands

Some of the grimmest truths of the Nazi’s regime in Britain can be found in Alderney where unspeakable atrocities including the deaths of 40,000 people took place, according to a calculation by the Daily Mail.

The unspeakable atrocities committed by Nazis on British soil happened on the island of Alderney, where an estimated 40,000 people died

The unspeakable atrocities committed by Nazis on British soil happened on the island of Alderney, where an estimated 40,000 people died

Alderney was given the name ‘Festung’ (Fortress) Alderney, as it became heavily fortified by the Nazis, and was the site of slave labour camps during the war.

The native residents of the channel island were forced to evacuate before the German occupation in 1940, and did not return until December 1945.

Alderney was given the name 'Festung' (Fortress) Alderney, as it became heavily fortified by the Nazis, and was the site of slave labour camps during the war

Alderney was given the name ‘Festung’ (Fortress) Alderney, as it became heavily fortified by the Nazis, and was the site of slave labour camps during the war

A spokesperson for Bell & Co said: ‘This is an incredible opportunity to offer seven acres of living history dating back to the second World War.

‘The land is on the south west corner of Alderney (3.5 square miles with a population of 2,100) with superb open sea views to the west and south.’

The Channel Islands were invaded by Germany on 30 June 1940 German forces became trapped after D-Day.

The land will be sold by sealed bid, with the deadline set for Friday 9 December. 

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