Wn119 Pointe de Landemer La Houe

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Covering the two beaches each side of Pointe de Landemer La Houe.

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R677.

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2 x Nr1694 emplacements.

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4 x Vf8 Tobruks.

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The main defence is on the point, but somewhere around December - April. An R667 casemate for an 8.8cm Pak 43/41. These guns were becoming available in 1943 and were fitted into R677 casemates and would have decimated any landings on the beach.

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Inside a casemate.

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8.8cm Pak 43/41.

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Plan from SHM, these were drawn soon after the sites were captured

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1 x R677 casemate.
1 x Vf69 mortar Tobruk
4 x Vf8 Tobruk's.
1 x Vf/Pak Stand
3 x Unterstands/shelters.
2 x Nr1694 ringstand.
2 x 5cm KwK L/42.
1 x 8.8cm Pak 43/41.


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5cm KwK L/42.

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5cm Pak.

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GrW34 8cm Mortar.

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02 January 2000

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Wn119 Pointe de Landemer La Houe
R677 casemate

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This is an R677 casemate using the design for bunkers that were built in built up areas. Unlike most bunkers that have rounded edges, these are sharp, as in a building. So that they can be camouflaged to look like a house. There is another at Wn140 Morsalines Le Hutrel, K.V.U.Gr St Vaast. To the south.

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R677 with Tobruk.

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R677 plan.

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SHM

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Wn119 Pointe de Landemer La Houe
R677 casemate

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SHM's picture with the gun removed. You can see here the squared off shape of the bunker.

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R677 with Tobruk.

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02 January 2000

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R677 casemate

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Embrasure.

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02 January 2000

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R677 casemate

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Gun room looking from the rear entrance.

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Inside a casemate.

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8.8cm Pak 43/41.

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02 January 2000

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R677 casemate

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Extraction pipes.

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This is the extraction fan at Wn140.

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Plan of the extraction piping set into the concrete of the bunker when it was constructed.

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02 January 2000

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R677 casemate

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Ammunition niche, one each side of the rear door.
Another item in the picture is an Eisenpfahel barbed wire fence post.

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8.8cm ammunition.

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Large wooden box that the complete shells came in.

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Eisenpfahel.

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02 January 2000

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R677 casemate

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The rear of the casemate.

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R677 casemate

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Note here that there is an entrance to the Tobruk, local defence on the left side.

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Tobruk is the red dot on the picture. Note the grass is still growing on the roof where it was planted in 1944.

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Bits and pieces leaning up against the wall. One is a screw picket post, like Eisenpfahel it holds up barbed wire.

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Screw picket.

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Barbed wire.

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25 September 2005

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Plan.

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German defence map

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The mine field MF.61 runs down the coast to the next defence.

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S mine.

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22 November 2008

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Tobruk Vf8

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The first Tobruk in a garden.

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Plan.

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Tobruk Vf8.

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22 November 2008

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Vf69 mortar bunker

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This is a mortar bunker for an 8cm mortar. The main Tobruk for the mortar with a second for an observer/close combat machine gunner. An ammunition room for the mortar bombs completes the bunker.

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Plan.

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Vf69 mortar bunker.

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GrW34 8cm Mortar.

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2001

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Wn119 Pointe de Landemer La Houe
Vf69 mortar bunker

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If a landing had taken place, these mortars could rain down 8cm mortar bombs in a 360° area around the bunker. More infantry were killed and injured by mortar and shell fire. than by bullets.

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Inside the main gun room.

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2001

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Vf69 mortar bunker

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Sorry about the pictures condition, I cannot find the originals to properly replicate them.

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Mortar fitting.

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22 November 2008

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The remains that we found.

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Plan.

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25 September 2005

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Nr1694 ringstand

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A 5cm KwK L/42 would have used this ringstand. A redundant tank gun that was re used in a centre mounting in these simple ringstands. Ready ammunition could be stored around the inside of the wall.

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Plan.

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Nr1694 ringstand.

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5cm KwK L/42.

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25 September 2005

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Vf8 Tobruk

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This Tobruk's machine gun would have covered the 5cm gun team. Also spotted for the gun.

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Plan.

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Vf8 Tobruk.

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22 November 2008

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Vf8 Tobruk

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MKB Bunker tour

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Vf8 Tobruk Plan.

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MKB Bunker tour.

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22 November 2008

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25 September 2005

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Nr1694 ringstand

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The next ringstand for a 5cm KwK L/42.

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Plan.

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Sprenggranatpatrone - detonating grenade cartridge.

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25 September 2005

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Nr1694 ringstand

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25 September 2005

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I think this position is much older than WW2, all along this coast the French had to defend their coast from the dreaded English. Over the years the English constantly attacked the small fishing villages. Just like the Vikings had done in earlier times.

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Plan.

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French soldier.

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25 September 2005

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Emplacement for a small anti-tank gun

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This could hold anything from a 2cm to 5cm anti-tank gun. Whatever gun was available at the time.

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Plan.

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5cm AT gun.

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4.7cm Pak181(f).

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22 November 2008

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Emplacement for a small anti-tank gun

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Or it could hold a field gun of around 7.5cm type.

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7.5cm Fk 235(b).

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25 September 2005

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Looking along the defence line.

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Plan.

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22 November 2008

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This is the inner side of the pointe and it looks like all the emplacements have been built over now.

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22 November 2008

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