4 x R669 Casemates.
4 x Geschützstellung open emplacements.
4 x 12.2cm s.F.H.369(r).
1 x Kablebrunnen.
The air photo showing four R669 casemates and several ancillary buildings (bunkers) behind. The four casemates show up as well possibly two Geschützstellung.
This site is now a gravel pit and all the casemates are still here but I am not sure about any other buildings.
A pair of R669 casemates at another battery site.
Batterie picture SHM
A post war view of the four Waben casemates across the fields now dug out for gravel extraction.
The 12.2cm s.F.H.369(r) guns would have covered the Berck to Fort Mahon.
R636a Fire Control Post at StP Berck Nord (it has now been removed)
R636a a command post for an army (Heers) coastal batterie. The Officers & man that were inside this post, would be the lookout for for the batterie and when when they saw a target. They would compute all the information and then send it via a buried armoured telephone cable or in an emergency, by radio. The guns would receive all their information to fire on the targets within range.
R636a FCP plan and elevation..
Armoured cable junction box..
R669 Turm 1
R669 casemate Turm 1.
An R669 front view.
R669 Turm 2
R669 casemate Turm 2.
R669 gun room.
R669 Turm 3
R669 casemate Turm 3
Rear view of two R669's on another battery.
R669 Turm 4
R669 casemate Turm 4 attached to the new building.
plan of an R669.
Now we move on to a cable bunker we found in a field just west of Waben.
The bunker is in the field on the right.
This cable box could have been a connection the north south cable with cables coming in from the west?
It has these three holes in the front and the extension on the right has another hole.
I am absolutely unaware of what happened inside this Kablebrunnen so its all guesswork.
Inside now half full of water. It looks as though tubes/pipes came through the holes and you can see the shapes in the concrete above.
I wonder if it was like this??
Almost a key hole where a pipe/cable came through.
The other end with the three holes out.
This is a sort of extension adding another cable from three to four.
The extension on the side.
Wet concrete was moulded around the cable.
These spikes held the cable in place.
This is where the extended cable went out.
StP Waben & Waben Kablebrunnen
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