Wn201c Lighthouse (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler

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Wn201c making the third Wn of Seeadler the defence of StP Cap Lévi.

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40/1667 Rhubarb Appendix XII Coastal Radar Stations ----------------------------------------------- NARA

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Allied very low level air photos of the light house and the radar station behind. This radar was a Coast watcher type to see sea targets and engage them with batteries ashore behind Cap Lévi. To defend the Cap the four Wn's - Widerstandnest were made into a larger StP - Stützpunkt.
Here its Wn201c, just the light house and point. There almost seems no added bunkers/defences just what we have found. A road block and an unterstand. Of which I am unsure off.

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Cameras fitted into a Spitfire.

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US photo reconnaissance P38 Lightening, renowned for very low level photography.

Wn201c Lighthouse (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler

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05 April 2013

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StP - Stützpunkt StP Cap Lévi Seeadler.

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The layout of the defence of StP Cap Lévi. Mf.23 the internal minefield covering the radar station and Mf.75 & Mf.86 covering the flanks.

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Wn201c Lighthouse (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler

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ADM199/1609

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Allied plan of what they thought was here dated April 1944. .

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Planning.

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Wn201c Lighthouse (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler

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This is the position of the items found. From memory I thought there was something like a small ammunition niche by the lighthouse??.
First the Unterstand which we know very little of and second the road block.

Wn201c Lighthouse (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler

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19 June 2020

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Wn201c Lighthouse (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler
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The light has been modified possibly when it was automated and a newer top was put on.

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Here it shows a smaller light on the top.

Wn201c Lighthouse (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler

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14 April 2013

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The road block, two concrete blocks set into the ground with steel rings to hold a heavy chain across the road or a large steel hawser cable.

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Steel hawser cable.

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Or heavy steel chain.

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Road block at Wn20 Quineville Bourg.

Wn201c Lighthouse (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler

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27 June 2008

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Another method is to use Belgian gates or Element 'C'. To close the gap. The Belgian gate has fittings each side that can be mated up and a large steel pin pushed through them and that locates and locks the gates together.

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Road block with Belgian gates.

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Road block with Belgian gates.

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Belgian gate.

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Belgian gate.

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Belgian gate being pushed into place..

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Another method is to use a horse.

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Plan of a Belgian gate with: -
b & c - the locating sockets to hold a steel pin through them when joined to another gate or obstacle.
a - steel rope to also secure them if the gap is slightly too wide.
r - 2 wheels to allow the gate to be towed and manoeuvred into place.
x - the rear roller instead of wheels and it made it easier for a horse to pull.

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Another method is to use a horse.

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Wn201c Lighthouse (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler

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03 April 2011

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The two concrete road blocks seen from the sea side.

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Road block at Wn20 Quineville Bourg.

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27 June 2008

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A steel ring now hammered down, but would have stuck out and a chain passed through. A crude method, but it may hold up traffic and give a defender a bit more time to react.

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14 April 2003

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I have no idea what this was, some say an Unterstand or small bunker. It has four sets of four bolts set into the concrete to possibly hold an aerial assembly, maybe.

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Lighthouse keeper 1935

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Study of a Lighthouse keeper 1935.

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The light in WW2.

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WW2.

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07 October 2013

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