StP St Firmin Bihen H.K.B.

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StP St Firmin Bihen H.K.B. Heers Kusten Batterie.

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Batterie 7./H.K.A.R. 1245.
3 x R688 casemates.
1 x R134 ammunition bunker.
1 x R600 ringstand for 5cm KwK.
2 x 5cm KwK Pak guns.
3 x 17cm K18 guns.
1 x 2cm Flak 30.
1 x 2cm Flak 38 Vierling.
1 x 7.5cm F.K.16 n.Art.

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R688 casemate plan.

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R134 ammunition bunker.

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17cm K18 gun.

StP St Firmin Bihen H.K.B.

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StP St Firmin Bihen H.K.B.

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The battery of three 17cm guns would have fired west towards the coast from St-Quentin-en-Tourmont in the north & le Hourdel in the south covering the whole of the Baie de Somme.

StP St Firmin Bihen H.K.B.

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StP St Firmin Bihen H.K.B.

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Due to gravel extraction the Turm I casemate has gradually sunk into the lake. Turm II is still on dry land and Turm III has split in half and one half is sinking into the water.

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R688 elevation.

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R134 ammunition bunker.

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R600 emplacement for a 5cm KwK.

StP St Firmin Bihen H.K.B.

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22 February 2014

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Turm I.

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A battery of three 17cm guns in R688 casemates and an area defence of two 5cm KwK Pak and a 7.5cm Field Kannon. An air defence with 1 x 2cm Flak 30 and 1 x 2cm Flak 38 Vierling [quadruple barrel].

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7.5cm. Field Kannon 19 n.Art. Like the 5cm guns this too would probably be used as an area defence gun.

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5cm KwK Pak gun these must have been used as the area defence.

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17cm. K18.

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2cm Flak 38 Vierling [quadruple barrel]. .

StP St Firmin Bihen H.K.B.

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22 February 2014

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Turm I.

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Due to gravel extraction the casemate has gradually sunk into the lake. Turm II is still on dry land and Turm III has split in half and one half sinking into the water.

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R688 elevation.

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17cm K18 in an open ringstand.

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R688 plan.

StP St Firmin Bihen H.K.B.

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22 February 2014

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Turm I.

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More U-Boat than Casemate.

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The roof of an R688 showing its great steel girder roof.

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The cap of an R688.

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Front view of an R688.

StP St Firmin Bihen H.K.B.

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22 February 2014

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Turm I.

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Periscope needed.

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R688 gun room.

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Looking out of the embrasure.

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Rear entrance where a steel door would have been fitted.

StP St Firmin Bihen H.K.B.

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22 February 2014

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Beluga Whale.

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Rear of an R688.

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2cm Flak 30.

StP St Firmin Bihen H.K.B.

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22 February 2014

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R134 ammunition magazine.

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A simple box bunker with two rooms an a passageway entrance.

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R134 ammunition bunker I.

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StP St Firmin Bihen H.K.B.

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22 February 2014

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Guard bunker.

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Covering the rear entrance and may have been a sort of guard room.

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StP St Firmin Bihen H.K.B.

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22 February 2014

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Guard bunker.

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StP St Firmin Bihen H.K.B.

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22 February 2014

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Coot.

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Fulica atra.