Marine observation bunker 1 was built by Germans in the summer of 1943 and should be part of a network consisting of a total of nine bunkers. These nine bunkers were to be placed around the entire island to observe hostile ships. Using observations from just two of these bunkers, direction and distance could be accurately and quickly calculated. This information could then be passed to the various gun batteries on the island.
The MP1 bunker is 16 meters high and was built on the slope towards the ocean so that the top of the bunker did not form a Silhouette from the ocean.
The walls are 2 meters thick and on the top an anti aircraft gun was placed. Observations and targeting were made on four floors via the openings in the front of the bunker.
© Picture by Peter Albertsen
© Picture by Tom Brossman