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This defence is of one of the prettiest harbours in France. The defence of this harbour was inside the entrance with one 5cm KwK Pak gun on the north bank of the harbour, a Pz.T. R35 3.7cm KwK144 (f) tank turret on the other side and 4.7cm Skoda Pak in the middle.
The British and Canadians forces came down the main road from the south the D579A.

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R621 group shelter..

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5cm KwK Pak L/60.

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L411 60cm search light bunker.

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Plan of the remaining defences.

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IGN 1947

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Wn Trou02 Honfleur plan

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Plan of the defences.
1 - R621 Unterstand group shelter.
1 - Vf/Skoda
3 x Ringstands for 5cm KwK L/60.
3 x Vf58c Tobruk.
1 x L411 bunker for 60cm searchlight.
1 x L7 position for a 60cm searchlight.
1 x Ls. bunker.
3 x 5cm KwK L/60
1 x 4.7cm Pak K.36
1 x Pz.T. R35 3.7cm KwK144 (f) tank turret.
3 x 5cm KwK L/60

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Vf58c Tobruk.

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Ls. bunker.

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Nr.1694 ringstand for a 5cm KwK L/60 gun.

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Wn Trou02 Honfleur Vf Pak

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This is an open emplacement for a 5cm KwK L/60 gun with a small ammunition and crew bunker.

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Plan.

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Plan of the Vf bunker.

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Wn Trou02 Honfleur Vf Pak

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The open emplacement for a 5cm KwK is on the left and the Vf bunker on the right.

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5cm KwK L/60.

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5cm KwK L/60 in an Nr.1694 ringstand.

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5cm KwK L/60.

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Wn Trou02 Honfleur Vf Bunker.

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Wn Trou02 Honfleur Vf Pak.

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Wn Trou02 Honfleur Vf Pak

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The base of the Pak gun is still in the bunker.

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5cm KwK ringstand & Vf bunker with a trench entrance. IGNF1946.

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Wn Trou02 Honfleur Vf Pak.

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You can just see the cradle of the Pak gun sticking out of the top.

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Wn Trou02 Honfleur Vf Pak

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The Pak guns cradle.

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5cm KwK gun.

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5cm KwK gun.

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5cm KwK gun.

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Vf bunker.

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Wn Trou02 Honfleur Vf bunker

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The entrance into the Vf bunker

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Plan.

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Wn Trou02 Honfleur Vf bunker

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The first room of the Vf bunker, note the small escape hatch in the far wall.

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Plan.

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Escape plan.

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Wn Trou02 Honfleur Vf bunker

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The end of the corridor.?

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Plan.

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Wn Trou02 Honfleur Vf bunker

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This raised concrete looks like the same as a cable bunker. This may be a ventilation shaft??

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Cable bunker.

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On a cable bunker there is a raised section which was used for ventilation (Luchtkoker).

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Wn Trou02 Honfleur Vf bunker

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Vf Bunker roof. This may be a ventilation shaft??

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Wn Trou02 Honfleur Vf bunker

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Camouflage hooks.

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Camouflage netting.

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Camouflaging a bunker with netting.

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Wn Trou02 Honfleur 5cm KwK ringstand

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Inside the harbour is another 5cm KwK Pak gun in an open emplacement.

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Site of the second ringstand.

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Open ringstand emplacement.

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Wn Trou02 Honfleur 5cm KwK ringstand

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Another picture a bit closer.

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Honfleur Les Bassins Bateaux, (www.delcampe.net).

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Dockers.

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Wn Trou02 Honfleur tank obstacles

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Tank obstacles around the inner docks.

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IGNF1946

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Wn Trou02 Honfleur Ls shelter

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Ls shelter - Luftschutz.
The railway on one side and the docks the other. Also note that there were two Tobruk's covering each entrance.

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Luftschutz with a Tobruk each side.

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Wn Trou02 Honfleur Ls shelter

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Large air-raid shelter.

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Luftschutz arm band.

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Wn Trou02 Honfleur Ls shelter

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As this was a working docks the RAF would have been very interested in it and would have bombed it quite a few times. The shelter was for the dock workers and towns people in the vicinity.

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First Aid kit.

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Wn Trou02 Honfleur Ls shelter

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Eastern protected entrance.

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Wn Trou02 Honfleur Ls shelter

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Western protected entrance.

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Heavy bombing.

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Lancaster's.

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Lancaster radio operator.

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WO 252/151

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Wn Trou02 Honfleur SK Skodabunker.

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The inner harbour now a lovely car park.

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Plan of an SK Skodabunker.

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The plan today, the basin is a car park and the quay has had all the bunkers removed.

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The port of Dieppe, quay des Pilotes casemate SK pour antichar de fortress 4,7 cm Festungspak 36 (t) it may have looked like this one?

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Wn Trou02 SK Skodabunker R621 Unterstand

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The far bunker is an SK Skodabunker. R621 Unterstand group shelter.

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How it may have looked from the front.

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4.7cm Pak K.36(t).

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R621 Unterstand group shelter.

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IGN 1949

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Wn Trou02 SK Skodabunker R621 Unterstand

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A zoomed in aerial view of the bunkers.

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This looks like another Luftschutz of some type.

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Wn Trou02 tank turret

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Pz.T. R35 3.7cm KwK144 (f) tank turret.

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R35 French tank the type the turrets came from.

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Wn Trou02 tank turret

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Pz.T. R35 3.7cm KwK144 (f) tank turret.

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Plan.

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Plan.

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27 July 2008

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Wn Trou02 sea mine

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There were many mines stored at StP Hasso, Dannes, Pas-De-Calais. K.V.A. D1 Hardelot to Merlimont.

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Mk6 mine.

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Mine laying from the rear of a ship.

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Mines on a ship ready to drop.

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Honfleur

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