Wn305 Plage du Hameau Benet

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Anse Sainte-Martin is a north facing shelving sandy beach. Not at all ideal for a full scale landing, but ideal for a small raiding party. The Atlantikwall had to be built from Norway to the Spanish border and here was no exception. A small Widerstandsnest was placed in the centre of the bay.

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I do feel there is a spelling mistake and that this is Hameau Renet I may be wrong?

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21 February 2009

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1 x SK/Schartenstand for MG.
1 x Vf58c Tobruk.
1 x Nr1694 ringstand.
1 x 5cm KwK L/42.
1 x Widerstandsnest.

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Nr1694 ringstand.

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5cm KwK L/42.

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Pilz type SK/Schartenstand for MG.

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Neg.No.36765 24 July 1943

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This is a reconnaissance photo taken on the 24 July 1943 targeting the Jobourg radar station. Hameau Benet/Renet.

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The type of camera that would have taken the main picture.

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ADM 199/1609 Tactical Targets Cherbourg 13 April 1943

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Tactical targets in this area showing how many radar and gun sites were in the area..

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Freya radar.

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Flak.

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Railway guns.

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German plan of Wn's in the area

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Mine Fields were laid out along the bay. .MF.20 covers the Wn305 defence and MF.21 the rest of the beach.

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S mine box.

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Allied intelligence plan of the area

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'Anse De ST. Martin, Beach of shingle with some low water sand. At Port Racine (X on the photo) the shingle is poorly sorted with some boulders up to 1 foot in diameter. Similar material probable on main beach'. .It just shows the detail of allied intelligence of the area.
Beach - 45 Anse de St Martin.
Sortie No.s 221, 223, 213, 227, 228,238.

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D-Day planner Maj Wheeler.

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Widerstandsnest laid out along the beach.

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05 March 2016

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Tobruk

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Vf58c Tobruk.

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Vf58c Plan.

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Tobruk

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Vf58c Tobruk.

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Tobruk

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Vf58c Tobruk.

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Tobruk

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Vf58c Tobruk.

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Machine gun fitting.

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Part maybe of the defence at one time.
There was a also a Wellblech shelter here somewhere. This may have been part of one??

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Wellblech shelter.

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05 March 2016

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Nr1694 ringstand 5cm L/42

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Nr1694 ringstand for a 5cm KwK L/42 Pak. This gun could fire in a 360°.

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5cm L/42 Pak.

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Nr1694 ringstand.

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Nr1694 ringstand 5cm L/42

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A trench would come in from behind and then you had to step up into the ringstand.

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Trench entry.

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21 February 2009

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Nr1694 ringstand 5cm L/42

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21 February 2009

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Ammunition niches set around the inner walls.

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Nr1694 ringstand 5cm L/42

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View of the gunner.

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Nr1694 ringstand 5cm L/42

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SK /Schartenstand for MG

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SK /Schartenstand for MG

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SK - Sonder Konstruktion - Special construction

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SK /Schartenstand for MG

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SK /Schartenstand for MG

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Cable inlets for a field telephone.

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Bunker phone.

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Wehrmachtfeldfernsprecher FF33 1935 original feldtelefon bakelit.

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SK /Schartenstand for MG

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Piltz bunker.

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