StP Berck Nord, Berck Bellevue H.K.B.

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StP Berck Nord.

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Batterie 6./H.K.A.R.1245.
1 x R636a.
3 x Geschützstellung (open ringstands).
1 x Vf7a.
1 x Vf7b.
1 x R127.
1 x Vf52a.
5 x R630.
1 x R624.
1 x R105.
4 x Michelmannstand.
1 x Ringstand for a 5cm KwK.
2 x R611.
1 x Vf/Skoda.
3 x 17cm K18 guns.
1 x 7.5cm F.K.236(b).
1 x 7.5cm F.K.38.
1 x 2.5cm Pak 112(f).
1 x 4.7cm Pak K.36(t0.
1 x Pz.T. 3.7cm KwK 144(f).
2 x 2cm Flack 30.

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3 x 17cm K18 guns.

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4 x Michelmannstand.

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2 x 2cm Flack 30.

StP Berck Nord, Berck Bellevue H.K.B.

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StP Berck Nord, Berck Bellevue H.K.B.

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StP Berck Nord, Berck Bellevue H.K.B.

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22 February 2014

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Berck Plage.

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Plan StP Berck Nord Heers Kusten Batterie.

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Heers Kusten Batterie (Army Battery).
Plan of the battery, this is a mix of a three gun battery and a defensive site, defending the north beach at Berck. For this we have a complete cross section of bunkers from quite early machine gun bunkers, open Geschützstellung to R611, but no newer types?

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R611.

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5cm KwK ringstand.

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R127.

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22 February 2014

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StP Berck Nord.

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This is the start of our walk, we visited a lot of bunkers, about half of what was there. Many have been removed and also the massive hotel/hospital has now been removed.

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R630.

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Vf1a.

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Vf52a.

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22 February 2014

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StP Berck Nord.

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Bunkers littering the beach and sand dunes.

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Geschützstellung.

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3 x 17cm K18.

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3 x 17cm K18.

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22 February 2014

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R621 & R127.

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L to R R621 group shelter and an R127 a group bunker with a forward apron.

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R621 crew room, gas lock and Tobruk.

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R127, crew room, store room, ammunition & gas lock.

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A gas lock.

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22 February 2014

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R600b & storage.

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R600b or a 5cm KwK gun with a small storage bunker. A respectable little gun taken from a tank when they were made redundant as the 7.5 & 8.8cm came on stream. The gun was fitted to a modified chassis and bolted to a concrete base.

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5cm KwK L42 Pak gun.

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5cm KwK L42 Pak gun.

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22 February 2014

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R600b & storage.

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R600b ringstand model.

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This is how it may have looked.

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5cm ammunition.

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22 February 2014

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Attached store.

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R600b.

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5cm KwK gun.

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22 February 2014

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Storage bunker for the 5cm KwK gun.

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Lovely art.

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Site plan.

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22 February 2014

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R105 Machine gun casemate.

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A rather large casemate just for a machine gun with quite few rooms. This type was not rally cost effective and was dropped later on.

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R105.

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Site plan.

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22 February 2014

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R105.

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The metal plate covering the embrasure.

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78P9 Pz Schartsnplatte mg34.

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The view from inside.

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Mg34.

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22 February 2014

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R105.

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Rear entrance with a close combat window on the left to cover the door.

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Aerial view..

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22 February 2014

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R105.

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Passage inside

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Plan.

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22 February 2014

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R105.

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Plan.

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22 February 2014

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R105.

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Crew room.

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Plan.

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22 February 2014

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R105.

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Crew room and close combat window covering the entrance passage.

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Plan.

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Equaling valve.

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22 February 2014

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R105.

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The gun room.

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Plan.

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Cable inlet recess..

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22 February 2014

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R105.

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Gun room.

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Some information here.

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Machine gun 34/42 ammunition linking machine.

StP Berck Nord, Berck Bellevue H.K.B.

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22 February 2014

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R105.

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Passage.

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22 February 2014

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R105.

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The periscope room would be connected to the gun room and could guide the gun onto its target.

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Periscope room.

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Periscope in a bunker.

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Periscope hole in roof.

StP Berck Nord, Berck Bellevue H.K.B.

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22 February 2014

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R105.

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Periscope room.

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Some information here.

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Some information here.

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22 February 2014

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R105.

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Close combat embrasure it looks like a 57P8?

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Plan.

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57P8.

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22 February 2014

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R105.

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This is the exit passage with two recesses each side to allow radio aerials to slot in. They were telescopic and were raised up by cables and a winding handle.

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Aerial in its slot.

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22 February 2014

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R105.

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Exit and I feel I have been found?

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22 February 2014

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R105.

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Attached Tobruk for area defence.

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A cutaway of a bunker Tobruk.

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22 February 2014

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R105.

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22 February 2014

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Geschützstellung (open ringstands) Turm 2.

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This is the second of three Geschützstellung that were here. The third I believe has been completely destroyed. They were built for 17cm K 18 guns.

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A 17cm K18 gun on a Geschützstellung.

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The bombing of StP Berk Nord.

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Most Allied heavy and light bombers pounded the batteries all the way up the coast.

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RAF Lancaster bomber stream.

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USAAF B17.

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Marauder.

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22 February 2014

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Geschützstellung (open ringstands) Turm 2.

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Left hand ammunition space.

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The gun sitting in the middle and two ammunition spaces each side.

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22 February 2014

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Geschützstellung (open ringstands) Turm 2.

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The racer ring would be bolted down to these bolts.

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The racer is the outer ring that the guns trail rest on.

StP Berck Nord, Berck Bellevue H.K.B.

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22 February 2014

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Geschützstellung (open ringstands) Turm 2.

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Eastern ammunition space.

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Crew loading.

StP Berck Nord, Berck Bellevue H.K.B.

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22 February 2014

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Geschützstellung (open ringstands) Turm 2.

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The view from the sea.

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22 February 2014

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Geschützstellung (open ringstands) Turm 2.

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Another ammunition room.

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Some information here.

StP Berck Nord, Berck Bellevue H.K.B.

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22 February 2014

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Geschützstellung (open ringstands) Turm 2.

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Looking down the entrance to the ammunition room.

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Some information here.

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How it may look inside.

StP Berck Nord, Berck Bellevue H.K.B.

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22 February 2014

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Geschützstellung (open ringstands) Turm 2.

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The passageway in.

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22 February 2014

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Geschützstellung (open ringstands) Turm 2.

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Ammunition room.

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Shell boxes.

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22 February 2014

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Geschützstellung (open ringstands) Turm 1.

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This is the second Geschützstellung for 17cm K18 gun.

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22 February 2014

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Geschützstellung (open ringstands) Turm 1.

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The large centre plinth for the gun to sit on..

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17cm K18 gun.

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22 February 2014

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Geschützstellung (open ringstands) Turm 1.

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Ammunition.

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Site plan.

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StP Berck Nord, Berck Bellevue H.K.B.

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22 February 2014

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Geschützstellung (open ringstands) Turm 1.

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The guns racer where the trail would slot in and slide around.

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You can see the guns racer in the picture.

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17cm K18.

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22 February 2014

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Some information here.

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Vf2a group shelter.

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Vf2a elevation.

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Vf2a plan.

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22 February 2014

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Vf2a group shelter.

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The escape hatch and steel ladder rungs up the side of the bunker. This bunker was sunken to its roof in the sand but all that has been washed away by the sea.

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A plan of this Vf2a showing the escape and a brick wall holding back the sand.

StP Berck Nord, Berck Bellevue H.K.B.

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22 February 2014

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Vf2a group shelter.

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Looking into the crew room.

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22 February 2014

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Vf2a group shelter.

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Crew room, there would have been bunks attached to the wall and roof around the room. The bunkers door is at the fa end and the left wall has been blown out.

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Vf2a plan.

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How it may have looked.

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22 February 2014

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Vf2a group shelter.

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Looking out of the escape hatch.

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22 February 2014

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Vf2a group shelter.

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A rather damaged model. The escape showing up and sand filling the entrance passage.

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22 February 2014

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Michelmannstand.

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A form of ringstand for a machine gun. A very distinctive shape and I think ammunition storage below.

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Michelmannstand.

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Michelmannstand elevation.

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Maxim .

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22 February 2014

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Detritus of bunkers.

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If you are good with Jig Saws you would be able to build your own bunker.

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Brick work from a bunkers escape.

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Periscope tube, air vent, chimney, ??.

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Railway line.

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22 February 2014

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R611 casemate for a 7.5cm F.K38.

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This one covers the right flank.

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Plan of an R611 with a large crew room, two ammunition rooms, gun room and central passage.

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7.5cm F.K38.

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Powder box for a 7.5cm gun.

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22 February 2014

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R611 casemate

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Note the size of the foundations underneath the bunker. Another very large bunker, superseded by an R669 much smaller type later in the war

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R669 showing the extraction system of foul air after the gun has fired.

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R611.

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Site plan.

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22 February 2014

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R611 casemate front view

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A very strong bunker and looks as though it has been completely missed by aerial bombing.

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Bombing of Berck.

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22 February 2014

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R611 casemate

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There he is again always in the way.

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22 February 2014

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R611 casemate gun room.

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This is where the 7.5cm F.K38 gun would have sat.

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7.5cm F.K38.

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22 February 2014

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R611 casemate gun room.

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The door into the two ammunition rooms, one for the case and the other for the shells. The other side is the crew room under the sand.

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Some information here.

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7.5cm ammunition.

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22 February 2014

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R611 casemate rear view.

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22 February 2014

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The site of the Sanitarium Bellevue.

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Site plan.

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The Sanitarium Bellevue.

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Was derelict for many years, it was demolished quite recently.

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Map of this part of Berck with the Sanatorium in the yellow square a the top.

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Berck Nord being bombed.

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Bombs being released over StP Berck Nord but may be landing on Berck aerodrome inland. RAF 250 pound General Purpose bombs.

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22 February 2014

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R636a Command Post for Army Batteries.

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An R636a was here but I think demolished before or at the same time as the Sanitarium. It would have controlled the 17cm K18 batteries in the area.

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17cm K18 gun..

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How it may have looked inside.

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Site plan where it was sited.

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22 February 2014

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Vf1a group shelter.

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Vf1a plan.

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22 February 2014

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Vf1a group shelter.

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Plan.

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22 February 2014

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Vf1a group shelter.

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Crew room.

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22 February 2014

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Vf1a group shelter.

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The great escape.

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22 February 2014

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R630 casemate with two guard posts.

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R630 casemate for a heavy machine gun.

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R630.

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Mg34.

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Site plan.

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22 February 2014

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Lookout.

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I presume this is authentic to the battery and there is another about 100meters beyond stood on the ground.

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Guard with his dog.

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22 October 2014

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The view through the observation slit. There is another post like this about 100meters in the thick undergrowth and at ground level.

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In the distance is an R630 covering any attack north from behind the beach. One heavy machine gun behind a thick steel plate.

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Plan.

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R630.

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Machine gun casemate gun fitting.

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22 October 2014

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R730 machine gun casemate.

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We parked back outside the camping site. Oh dear what joys, many cars with ONE man in each. If you do enter this bunker, be very careful. Its used by many of these men and quite honestly there are better R630's to visit in the area. Best give this one a miss.

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22 October 2014

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R630 the view from the Tobruk.

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This is the view that the machine gun would have had right down the road and covering the flatter ground on the left side. To the right its all sand dunes and hard to access for an attack.

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22 October 2014

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The R630 embrasure.

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There would have been a heavy steel plate closing off the aperture with a viewing slit and a machine gun fitting.

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78P9, Pz Schartsnplatte for an Mg.34

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Mg34.

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A gunner set behind an Mg34 fitted into a 78P9 plate.

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22 October 2014

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R630 flanking wall.

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Some information here

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22 October 2014

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Part of the concrete road.

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This road would have supplied the StP with all its needs.

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Supplies would have been delivered by wagon.

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Field kitchen.

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22 February 2014

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Vf7a ammunition bunker.

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Plan of a Vf7a.

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Vf7a

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R611 casemate

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R611 casemate

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R611 casemate

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Flanking wall.

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22 February 2014

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R621 group shelter.

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The flanking wall and the bricked up escape .

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Plan of an R621.

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22 February 2014

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R621 group shelter Tobruk defence.

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Area defence.

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22 February 2014

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R621 group shelter.

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22 February 2014

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This is part of one of the ammunition of Turm 1.

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How the battery of 17cm K18 guns would have looked.

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