Wn125 Le Coin du Rôle

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A defence covering the west side of the Gatteville peninsular.

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5cm PAK 38.

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Geoportail

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The Gatteville peninsular

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Wn125 covers the western side of StP152. 7./Heers Kusten Artillerie Regiment 1261. This was a huge, six open emplacement (Geschutzstellung) 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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Plan with added information

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2 x Vf69.
7 x Vf58c.
2 x 5cm ringstands.
3 x Vf bunkers.
1 x Sk/Machinegunstand.
1 x Vf Pakstand
2 x 5cm KwK L/42.
I could not find any Vf69 or 5cm ringstands. They may have been there but may have been removed.

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5cm Pak38.

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Sk/Machinegunstand.

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Vf69 mortar Tobruks.

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25 May 1944

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1944 air photo

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A bombing raid by Mitchells & Bostons of 2 Group, RAF. There was counted over 30 craters within 100yds of the casemates & gun emplacements.

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Vf58c Tobruk..

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MG34.

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18cmGr.W 278(f) Mortar.

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25 September 2005

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Right Wing

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The right wing of the defence.

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Plan.

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1965 photo might show up a 5cm KwK position.

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How a 5cm would have looked like.

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1972

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Nr1694 ringstand & Vf69

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This is a 1972 air photo and it does look as though there was one 5cm KwK Nr1694 ringstand and may have a Vf69 connected by a trench..

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Nr1694 ringstand.

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5cm KwK39 L/42.

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Vf69 mortar Tobruk..

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25 September 2005

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Vf bunker 2

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The second Vf bunker.

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Plan.

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Plan.

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Mortar crew.

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25 September 2005

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Vf bunker 2

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Bunker/trench entrance.

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Plan.

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Nr1694 type ringstand with an L/60 KwK Pak gun.

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25 September 2005

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Vf bunker 2

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The entrance to a possible Vf bunker or the start to a trench system behind the 5cm KwK.

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Plan.

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25 September 2005

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Vf bunker 1

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Vf crew bunker in the middle of the field..

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Plan.

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Vf bunker built into a mound of earth.

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Vf style bunker.

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25 September 2005

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Vf Pakstand.

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Although it says its a Pak or anti/tank gun, I feel it would have been a field gun around 7.5cm type.

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Plan.

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7.5cm Fk.

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25 September 2005

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Vf Pakstand.

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Although it says its a Pak or anti/tank gun, I feel it would have been a field gun around 7.5cm type.

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3.7cm Pak.

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7.5cm Fk235 (b).

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25 September 2005

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Vf Pakstand.

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A Vf ammunition/crew bunker.

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Plan.

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5cm A/T ammunition.

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25 September 2005

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Tobruk Vf58c 'on plan7'

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One of the Tobruks still in place.

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Plan.

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25 September 2005

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SK/MG Schartenstand

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Steps down into the bunker.

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Plan.

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25 September 2005

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SK/MG Schartenstand

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Looking into the machine gun bunker.

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Mg34 in its box.

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25 September 2005

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SK/MG Schartenstand

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Where an MG34 may have sat looking at you.

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25 September 2005

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SK/MG Schartenstand

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This bunker probably had a fire control forward observer to inform the mortar & 5cm of targets.

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Tobruk Vf58c 'on plan 2'

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Tobruk with trench entrance.

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Tobruk Vf58c.

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Tobruk elevation.

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25 September 2005

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Tobruk Vf58c 'on plan 2'

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The trench entrance into this Tobruk.

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Trenches.

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Trenches around Wn125.

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25 September 2005

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Tobruk Vf58c 'on plan 2'

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The view to StP126 Neville MKB 'Blankensee'.

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2017

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