Wn208 Grabelweihe, Pointe aux Oies E. Bttr

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A Dombunker for two K5 railway guns, an air-raid shelter at the station and more around the site.

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Wn208 Grabelweihe, Pointe aux Oies E. Bttr

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Batterie E.713
1 x Dombunker
3 x Vf bunkers
1 x SK/Peilstand (FCP)
2 x 5cm KwK ringstands
1 x Luftschutzbunker
2 x 28cm K5 railway guns
2 x 2cm Flak 30.
2 x 2cm Flak 38.
2 x 5cmKwK L/42
1 x 2cm KwK 38.

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5cm KwK gun position inside somebodies garden.

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Breach block of a K5 gun.

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Wn208 Grabelweihe, Pointe aux Oies E. Bttr
Dombunker

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A Dombunker was designed to store one or two K5 railway guns, huge 28cm barrel plus its long railway chassis with two six wheeled bogies.

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Range of an E Batterie.

Wn208 Grabelweihe, Pointe aux Oies E. Bttr

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K5 Railway gun.

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Two types of high explosive projectile were used with the K5. The 28cm G35 weighed 255 kilograms (562 lb) and contained a charge of 30.5 kilograms (67 lb) of TNT. The 28cm Gr.39 m. Hbgr. Z. was slightly heavier, weighing 265 kilograms (584 lb) and containing around 44.5 kilograms (98 lb) of TNT (Wiki).

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Diesel shunter.

Wn208 Grabelweihe, Pointe aux Oies E. Bttr

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Wn208 Grabelweihe, Pointe aux Oies E. Bttr
Dombunker

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The marks of the door fittings across the top.
The railway guns arrived down into France from Germany in 1940 to protect the flanks of Operation Seelöw. 1941 and with Operation Seelöw cancelled, the guns had to go on the defensive and help cover this part of the Atlantikwall and Dombunkers were made to protect the guns. Before the Canadians arrived to capture this part of France in 1944, the guns were withdrawn to Germany.

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Dombunker StP89 Fulda, Calais Nieulay

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Heavy steel doors closed off the two entrances to protect the guns.

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Plan elevation.

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Dombunker

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You can see the length of the building and it would have had earthed heaped up on both sides to serve as camouflage and also extra protection.

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Dombunker

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A picture of this bunker having the earth removed post war.



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Wn208 Grabelweihe Dombunker.

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Fire Point 1

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Here there was a Vögel Turntable.

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Vögel Turntable.

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Vögel Turntable was a portable turntable that could be carried with the gun on railway trucks and assembled where it was needed. The gun was pushed up a ramp onto a railway turntable base and could turn 360°.

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Vögel Turntable plan.

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SK bunker

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SK bunker still in somebodies garden.

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Fire point 2

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This is the second Fire point lower down now a housing estate.

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1946 Geoportail

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Aiming

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A K5 being ready to fire.
Calibre - 283mm.
Length - 30m.
Shell weight - 225kg.
Range - 64km.

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Diesel shunter.

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1946 Geoportail

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1946 air photo of the area.

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The railway line follows the line of the old railway along the coast.

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Wn208 Grabelweihe, Pointe aux Oies E. Bttr
Dombunker

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Domebunker showing the engine (diesel) and the gun in place and also showing that two guns and their engines would fit in.

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Front elevation.

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Diesel engine.

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Wn208 Grabelweihe, Pointe aux Oies E. Bttr
Luftschutzbunker

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This is an air raid shelter set down by the old railway station and a level crossing on the main line and the old railway turned left and through a small valley rising up to the Dombunker. Quite a pull for an engine.

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Lancaster's on a daylight bombing mission.

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Bomber stream.

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Luftschutzbunker

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The rear entrance.

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Luftschutzbunker

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Air vent on the roof.

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Luftschutzbunker

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Rear door.

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Luftschutzbunker

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Arm band.

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Luftschutzbunker

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The main shelter room. I believe it was the French Railway SNCF that built the shelters, some prior to the war in preparation.

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Luftschutzbunker

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Far door.

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Luftschutzbunker

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The second door almost impenetrable brambles.

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Luftschutzbunker

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Bunker roof.

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Roadside fence

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Concrete beach defences Rommel's Asparagus.

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Roadside fence

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The steel wire to connect the three uprights together.

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Railway line.

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The bank through the field is a continuation of the railway line.

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A K5 train set up.

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Railway line.

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You can see the embankment here. It leads to the left to the next E Batterie at StP Schwarztal, Noirbernes, K.V.Gruppe Wissant.