Bunker in Sicily

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Bunker in Sicily

Postby totino72 » 29 Aug 2008 00:37


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Re: Bunker in Sicily

Postby jopaerya » 30 Aug 2008 08:49

Hi Totino

Thanks for the link , the bunkers in Italy seem to be of the same type .
Is there any standardization in the Italian fortifications and fixed models ?

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Re: Bunker in Sicily

Postby KaiserChief » 01 Sep 2008 15:49

Thanks for links. I recognized similar bunkers I´ve visited last summer during my stay on Sardegna.

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Re: Bunker in Sicily

Postby jopaerya » 03 Sep 2008 07:08

Hello

Is there anyone who has knowledge of the Italian bunkertype's or are there books about this theme ?

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Re: Bunker in Sicily

Postby KaiserChief » 03 Sep 2008 15:37

Hello Jos

See this topic: viewtopic.php?f=70&t=117298

There is a book (Bunker) about Italian fortifications.

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Re: Bunker in Sicily

Postby totino72 » 04 Sep 2008 16:00

Hi, I'm sorry if I can to reply now. In Sicily the majority of the bunkers has the same form.
Tank you KaiserChief for the link, is very beautiful. In Sardegna there is more beautiful bunkers
In the Bunkers of Butera raylway station there is the history of the italian division Livorno( days 10 11 and 12 july 1943)

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Re: Bunker in Sicily

Postby totino72 » 04 Sep 2008 16:15

Tank you Joepareya and Kaiserchief.
My best regards
Toti

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Re: Bunker in Sicily

Postby assfort » 17 Sep 2008 22:06

Good evening to everybody. :D
In the Italian coastal defense 1940-1943, Sicily and Sardinia were in absolute the more strengthened regions.
In a first time, were built bunker similar to the small ones "circolare 7.000" of the Vallo Alpino.
From the summer of 1942 spread anywhere, as a standard, the smaller pillbox for machine gun, rarer for antitank gun. To complete the defenses along the beaches and in the hinterland, were also built a lot of simple open firing positions for guns and machine guns.
The italian pillbox was also called "postazione circolare monoarma". The ray of shot varied from 240° to 360°. It was projected also a variation, for the airports defense.

The defensive positions of the " coastline band" (fascia costiera) were garrisoned by the Coastal divisions, regiments and brigades.
Along the beaches, the positions had called Fixed nucleuses (Nucleo Fisso)
Then there were road obstructions and road obstructions.
The arcs of containment (arco di contenimento) were lines strengthened behind, to hold back the enemy disembarked up to the arrival of the mobile infantry divisions and the "tactical groups."

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Re: Bunker in Sicily

Postby KaiserChief » 18 Sep 2008 05:02

Hello Assfort

Do you have some drawings of "typical" italian bunkers built on Sardinia?

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Re: Bunker in Sicily

Postby assfort » 18 Sep 2008 18:51

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Re: Bunker in Sicily

Postby assfort » 18 Sep 2008 23:40

Older bunker, for 2 heavy mg

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Re: Bunker in Sicily

Postby assfort » 24 Sep 2008 21:57

:D
SICILIA 1940-43
http://forum.worldwar.it/Forum/viewtopi ... =47&t=4111

SARDEGNA 1940-43
http://forum.worldwar.it/Forum/viewtopi ... =47&t=3620
At december 1942 there was on project over than 1.400 bunker in Sardinia . For Sicily the exact number of planned casemates is not known to te present..

well camouflaged first type bunker for machine guns at Capoterra (south Sardinia)
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Re: Bunker in Sicily

Postby totino72 » 28 Sep 2008 14:24

Hi my friend Assfort, I'm happy of your participation from person a lot competent.Your pictures of the bunkers of Sardinia is very interesting.
Bye

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Re: Bunker in Sicily

Postby assfort » 05 Nov 2008 17:05

2 mg casemate in Quartu (South Sardinia), location Nuraghe Meris
"Stop-Line" of Quartu (1942-43)
Strongpoint 2

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Re: Bunker in Sicily

Postby Andrzej Ditrich » 10 Nov 2010 17:54

Hello,

Few more photos. What is the gun inside a bunker?

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