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HQ II./H.K.A.R.1245 batterie.
1 x R119a Batterie Commander's Bunker.
1 R600b ringstand.
1 x 5cm KwK 38.

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R119a Batterie Commander's Bunker.

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R600 ringstand.

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5cm KwK 38.

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R119a

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The bunker can just be seen behind the pole, this is before the house was built.

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Plan.

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Geoportail 1971

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R119a

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The position of the bunker in sand dunes in 1971. I am not yet sure where the 5cm KwK gun position was but feel it may have been on the western side on the top of the next sand dune. It would have been in a perfect position to cover the R119a from attack from the seaward side.

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5cm KwK.

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Part of some concrete I found where the R600 ringstand may have been.

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StP Monchaux Quend Plage route principale
R119a HQ bunker

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This is an R119 in mirror so is numbered R119a.
A Batterie commanders bunker for II./H.K.A.R.1245 just down the coast at StP Pte De St Quentin.
1 - Gas Lock.
2 - Close Combat Defence.
3 - Crew.
20 - Wireless.
26 - Observation Room. Periscope.
28 - Communications.
Commander.

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26 January 2020

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R119a

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To the right of the house you can just see the curved side of the bunker.

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Plan.

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26 January 2020

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R119a

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The view around the back. Two aerial fittings can be seen

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Plan.

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26 January 2020

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R119a

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Behind the raised wall is the close combat embrasure covering the two rear doors.

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Plan.

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Close combat defence embrasure.

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26 January 2020

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R119a

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The two rear doors.

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Plan.

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A gate entrance would have closed off the bunker called a Gittertur.

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491P2 Gittertur.

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R119a

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A model off the bunker showing the close combat defence on the far left and the two entrance doors.
The close combat machine gun could fire across the rear doors to stop an enemy getting into the bunker.

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48P8 steel embrasure.

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R119a Crew Room

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This looks like the crew room (these pictures are from Kurt at MKB Bunkertour and I was not there at the time). A larger main door to allow either machinery through or ease of access by soldiers coming and going. The close combat embrasure covering the right hand entrance stairway with a machine gun.

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R671 elevation

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This could have been the door, one standard door plus a half door. The number may have been 685P01.

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Close combat embrasure machine gun fitting.

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MKB Bunkertour.

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R119a Crew Room

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Crew room bunk fittings on the walls.

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Plan.

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Beds.

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R119a Crew Room

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If there is a risk of gas, use a connector with nerousmen? room or round filter.

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R671 elevation

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Gas filter. An electric motor can be attached or the handle has to be used if not. They are surprisingly easy to keep moving.

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room or round filter. Roumfilters S2,4 on the top and a G2,4 underneath. Some filters are for certain gases and others are to clean smokie air and clean it through filter agents and allowing fresh air inside the bunker.

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R119a Crew Room

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Close combat defence embrasure. On the plan you can see two embrasures, one in the crew room and the other in the small room on the left and both cover the two entrance stairs..

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Plan.

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48P8 Close combat embrasure. The sliding shutter can be slid to the left (open) and a gun can cover the stairs or closed (right) to seal it off if there is a gas attack. There is a heavy gasket between the plate and the wall sealing the C C Embrasure.

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R119a room 20 Wireless room

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This door could be the one in the radio room or Funkroom. It closes off the 2 close combat embrasure room. The machine gun here would be able to fire across the two bunker entrances..

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Plan.

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The red circle states that the door is a gas tight door. A safety feature.

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The red circle states that the door is a gas tight door. A safety feature.

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R119a room 20 Wireless room

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Keep the door closed when shooting.

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R119a room 32 Commanders room

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The batterie commanders room. This would be his sleeping, living and possibly work room. His private space. There is even a slot in the wall where messages can be passed back and forth between the commander and the communications room.

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R671 elevation

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Working in a bunker.

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Sleeping bunker.

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MKB Bunkertour.

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StP Monchaux Quend Plage route principale
R119a

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The area here is a sort of passage way connecting the Commanders, Wireless rooms to the Crew room.

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Plan.

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MKB Bunkertour.

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R119a inside

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The filtration system..

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Crew room.

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Flexible pipe.

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MKB Bunkertour

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R119a inside

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Do nicht operate this air if the gas is dry.

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Plan.

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MKB Bunkertour

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R119a inside

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More writing on the wall and pipe fittings..

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Plan.

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MKB Bunkertour

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R119a inside

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Suction??. The mind boggles.

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Plan.

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MKB Bunkertour

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StP Monchaux Quend Plage route principale
R119a inside

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More writing on the wall and pipe fittings..

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Plan.

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MKB Bunkertour

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R119a outside

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Periscope fitting in the roof..

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Plan.

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R119a outside

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Squeezing out, this is as it was before the house was built.

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Plan.

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Gittertur, gate fitting on the front doors.

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491P2 Gittertür-(Screen-Door).

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Plan K.V.A D2 sud.

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StP Pointe de St Quentin (StP Monchaux Quend Plage route principale)
II./H.K.A.R.1245, the batterie was situated at StP Pte De St Quentin.

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The German plan of K.V.A D2 sud. The HQ bunker

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II./H.K.A.R.1245, the batterie was situated at StP Pte De St Quentin.

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1 x R636 Fire Control Post.
4 x Offen Bettung ringstands.
4 x R671 casemates (destroyed).
2 x R600 ringstands.
4 x 10.5cm K.331(f) guns.
2 x 5cm KwK guns.
3 x Tobruk's.


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R622 twin group bunker.

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R621 group bunker.

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R636 Fire Control Post.

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R671 StP Fort Mahon

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10.5 cm K331(f).

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Open emplacement.

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Ammunition box.

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StP Fort Mahon, K.V.A D2.

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R671 StP Fort Mahon

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There were I believe, four R671 casemates. Now removed, but some bits of broken concrete can be found.

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R671 elevation

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R671 plan.

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10.5cm K331(f).

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R671 StP Fort Mahon

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10.5cm K331(f) inside an R671 casemate.

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22 February 2014

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Quend Plage

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