Wn123 Le Havre de Crabec

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A defence covering the east side of the Gatteville peninsular.

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Plan of the trench system.

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Searchlight.

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Wn123 covers the eastern side of StP152. 7./Heers Kusten Artillerie Regiment,1261. This was a huge, six open emplacement (Geschützstellung) for 15.5cm K.420(f) guns and then four R679 casemates plus ammunition and crew bunkers. All round defence were four Wn's123, 124, 125 & 125a.

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15.5cm K.420(f).

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R679 casemate plan.

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FCP, Leitstand/SK.

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Geoportail 1972

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1 x Vf58c Tobruk.
6 x Unterstand bunkers.
1 x Searchlight emplacement.
1 x Nr1694 ringstand.
2 x 2cm Flak positions.
2 x Wellblech crew bunkers.
1 x Vf69 mortar Tobruk.
1 x Mortar Tobruk (not visited)
1/2 x 81mm mortars.
1 5cm KwK 39 L/42 Pak .
4 x Vf/MG stands.

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Vf69 mortar Tobruk.

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Nr1694

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Vf58c Tobruk.

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Le Havre de Crabec.

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Mine fields

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This map is showing all the Wn's in yellow and in the centre is StP152 the batterie site.
MF are the mine fields .

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We were there in 2005 & it was easy to walk around the fish farm. Today I am not too sure how private it is.

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Barfleur, j´adore. 

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The start of the concrete trench system running around the point.

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Plan.

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Vf/SK bunker

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A Vf/SK bunker for the troops stationed here.
Vf = Vf. For Verstärkt feldmässig. (Field construction bunker).
SK = Sonder Konstruktion. (Special construction).

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Wellblech bunker

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Under the mound but now full of water due to being used by the fish farm.

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How it may look inside.

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Plan.

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Trench system moving on.

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Plan.

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Vf69

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Vf69 mortar Tobruk with a hole for an 81mm mortar and an observation/machine gun Tobruk.

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Vf69 plan.

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Vf69 ringstand.

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Vf69

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The entrance trench into the Tobruk.

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Plan.

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Vf69

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The Mortar Tobruk ring.

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Vf69 ringstand.

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View from the air.

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Observations from a Tobruk.

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Vf69

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The observation/defence Tobruk.

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Tobruk used as an AA machine gun.

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Wellblech bunker

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Defence position with a Wellblech shelter to the right.

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Plan.

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Wellblech

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Inside the Wellblech (corrugated iron) tin roof.

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Plan.

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Search Light

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Trench to search light ringstand. Now where was the power supply, there should have been a generator??

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Plan.

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Search Light

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Search Light ringstand.

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60cm search light.

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Plan.

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Trench

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A niche either for a shooting position of its for two soldiers to pass in the trench.

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Trench.

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2cm Flak position

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2cm Flak 30.

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Plan.

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2cm at rest.

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2cm Flak position

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2cm Flak 30.

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2cm ammunition.

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2cm Flak 30.

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Trench

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More trenches.

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Trench to Tobruk

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Long journey to the Tobruk.

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Plan.

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Tobruk

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Vf58c Tobruk.

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Plan.

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Elevation.

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Layout.

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Vf58c Tobruk.

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View down into the crew room.

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Vf58c Tobruk.

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Tobruk ringstand.

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Vf bunker

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Nice entrance into a crew bunker.

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Vf bunker

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Tröger concrete supports.

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Concrete beams.

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Vf bunker

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Inside.

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Trench leading to KwK ringstand

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View towards the lighthouse.

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Trench leading to KwK ringstand

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Covered ammunition space.

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Trench leading to KwK ringstand

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Ammunition space.

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Trench leading to KwK ringstand

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Route to the emplacement.

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Plan.

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Trench leading to KwK ringstand

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5cm KwK 39 L/42 ringstand.

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5cm KwK 39 L/42.

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5cm KwK 39 L/42.

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Ringstand

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Ringstand hold fast.

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Base of the gun.

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Mounting in place.

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Nr1694 ringstand

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The view out over the water.

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Nr1694 ringstand.

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Trench leading to KwK ringstand

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The covered trench to the ringstand.

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Fire plan.

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Trench continuation

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Rear Tobruk

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Plan.

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Plan.

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MG position

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Machine gun defence and added niche in the trench wall.

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08 machine gun.

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MG position

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The view from the sea side.

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Plan.

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