Wn Trou10 Villerville.

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Half way between Trouville and Honfleur, Villerville is a lovely little seaside town and its other claim to fame is that a film was made in the town many years ago.

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7.5cm F.K.235(b).

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R631r casemate for a 4.7cm Pak K.36(t).

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Tunnel system.

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2 x 5cm KwK Ringstands.
1 x R604 gun garage.
1 x Searchlight.
1 x R631casemate for a Skoda 4.7cm K.36(t).
1 x R612 casemate for a 7.5cm Kannon.
1 x 7.5cm F.K.235(b)
1 x 4.7cm Pak K.36(t)
2 x 5cm KwK L/60 Pak
2 x Kaverne (tunnels).
1 x Bf66 bunker and a Ringstand.

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The German plan of Wn Trou10.

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R612 casemate.

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5cm KwK L/60 Pak.

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The road down to the sea front from the town.

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Plan. (SD)

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22 July 2005

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Looking along the sea front towards the 5cm KwK Pak gun and possibly from where the Bf68c Tobruk sat.

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How the 5cm KwK may have looked in its ringstand.

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Nr.1694 ringstand.

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5cm KwK L/60 Pak.

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Tobruk Bf58c type June 1945. This position would have covered the whole of the eastern sector of the defence. Pictures taken by a group of British Army Officers and men that drove the coast and photographed any area that may be used as a landing beach and possibly used in a future war in Europe. Luckily that has never happened.

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Bf59c Tobruk plan.

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Bf59c Tobruk.

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The 5cm KwK L/60 Pak ringstand today.

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The 5cm KwK L/60 Pak gun position today.

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5cm KwK L/60 Pak gun sat on the sea wall. Picture taken 22 June 1945.

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Beach defence.

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The Casino the modern building on the right with two round windows. Under and to its left (outlined in red) is a concrete wall that was designed to cover the access to a tunnel that went inland and up to behind the trees.

The concrete wall. (SD)

1- Entrance to Souterrain.
2 - Tobruk.
3 - 5cm KwK ringstand.
4 - R604 casemate. (SD)

The wall in front of the tunnels entrance with access each side at the rear and the tunnel continuing into the rock. (SD)

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The furthest along the sea wall, but nothing to see here.

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Now looking west along the large sea wall. The R631 4.7cm Pak K.36(t) casemate. We did not visit the casemate.

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The R631 set to fire up the coast enfilading the western beach.

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R631 4.7cm Pak K.36(t) casemate.

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R631 plan with a gun room, ammunition room, crew room and gas-lock & close combat defence.

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4.7cm Pak K.36(t)

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Plan of the Souterrain and the R631 casemate.

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Todt Organisation cutting into rock.

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There was also a searchlight behind the R631 casemate.

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The cover over the embrasure to protect the gun from direct fire.

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17 March 2006 Wn229 Castel Vendon (Souterrain) Cherbourg, Manche

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1. The start of the tunnel.
2. The 4.7cm embrasure of an R631type.
3. Stairs in side the tunnel.
4 .Plinth for a generator.
5. Spent ammunition pit in front of the gun.

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The above pictures are NOT Wn Trou10 Villerville but Wn229 Castel Vendon (Souterrain) Cherbourg, Manche. I have seen pictures of the tunnels and the gun casemate here and these are very like them. The only difference is that they are very dry in Cherbourg, where as in Villerville, they were very wet and a small boat was used.

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Bunker generator.

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4.7cm Skoda gun showing where the ammunition comes out of the breach and down a flexible tube into the spent ammunition pit..

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Ammunition entering the pit.

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An SHM photo of the R631 casemate showing its embrasure.

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1. The gear to open and close the embrasure off.
2. The shutter fully open.

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3. the shutter closing off.

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4. The shutter closed.

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R612 was removed just post war and I can find nothing more about it.

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5cm F.K.235(b) a Belgian captured gun and re used here. It may be the one that was inside the R604 gun garage.

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7.5xm ammunition.

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It looks like a 150mm searchlight.

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150mm searchlight.

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7.5cm F.K.235(b) captured Belgian weapon.

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R612 casemate.

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R612 casemate inside.

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Plan of an R612 for a 7.5cm F.K.

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Somewhere on the left probably on the left in the garden was a Bf66 bunker and a Ringstand for a 5cm KwK gun. (SD)

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Bf66 bunker and out in front a ringstand.



The road from Trouville to Honfleur passing this five road junction. The gun would have had a good field of fire down all the roads. (SD)

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5cm KwK L/60 Pak.

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Nothing to do with bunkers but what a lovely building.