The group technical Agaisen of association Edelweiss meets one
day (Saturday or Sunday according to the availability of the volunteers)
every month to do the works of restoration of the “ouvrage”.
The members are all voluntary and come for most Nice its near
Our objective: to re empowered the “ouvrage” of the
Agaisen, and as much that possible to maintain in working all
Since 1992, these are several thousands of working hours accumulated
every year. Of the more complex to the simplest, of the discount
in painting of the passageways to the restoration of the turret.
Every session contributes to increase our knowledge of the work
and to protect its infrastructures of the attack of the time.
Works don't limit themselves to the restoration and the
maintenance of the “ouvrage” of the Agaisen.
It often arrives that the GTA is solicited by its association-mother
Edelweiss to lend strong hand to equips them of the fortress
of the Barbonnet.
We have often been put to contribution to recover some material
lend by different museums partners of Edelweiss or simply
individual. Among these actions, the most prominent are
the salvage of a removable turret for machine gun, abandoned
since 1940, on an individual's property. The one here as
having made of which to edelweiss, we transported this turret,
that today welcomes the visitors in the height of the Barbonnet.
On this photo, our friend, Jacques takes care of an anti-tank
gun that today delights the visitors of the fortress of
The maintenance and the restoration of the “ouvrage”
requires a lot of time and of efforts. A big part of the
working hours is dedicated to sessions maintenance current
of facilities (working of the generating set of the power
station, verification of the ventilation circuits,
maintenance of the turret). in addition to these hours to
the work, we don't count the hours of preparation anymore...
and of formation.
For example, it has was necessary to many years to rebuild
the CLM engine of the power station, and to few meadows
as much to learn the handling of the electric facilities
of the power station.
The objective big other of works is the repairing of the
circuits of lighting of the work. Progressively, all the
old and deficient cables are replaced. Today about 80% of
this work has been finished.