Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler

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Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler

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Wn201d part of StP Cap Lévi a small peninsula sticking into the channel ideally placed to have a radar station. Here is the anti-aircraft defence.

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What I had to go through for some of these pictures.

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2cm Flak 30.

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60cm searchlight.

Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler

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Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler

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The German Army plan of the area

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Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler

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StP Cap Lévi the red circle with the four Wn's 201a, b, c & d. Here we are covering Wn201d. Between Wn201d and the sea was a mine field Mf.86. A very difficult one to lay, as there is not very mush earth there as it on the top of granite.

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Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler

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18 June 1945

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Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler
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Kriegsmarine Station:
2.Funkmess-Abteilung. ID F2 - 253
1 x L410a emplacement for a 3.7cm Flak.
2 x L409a emplacement for a 3.7cm Flak.
1 x L411 bunker for 60cm searchlight
1 x L7 position for a 60cm searchlight.
1 x Vf58c Tobruk.
1 x Zisterne Wasser.
3 x 2cm Flak 30.

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L410a

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L409a

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L7

Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler

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27 July 2008

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Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler

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The area the Flak sits.

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L410a.

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L411.

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17 March 1944 542Sqn RAF

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Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler

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Supermarine Spitfire XI from RAF Benson, Oxfordshire photographic reconnaissance.

Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler

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19 July 2020

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Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler
Vf58c Tobruk

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Tobruk defence between the sea and the Flak.

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Vf58c Tobruk.

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Under construction.

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Plan.

Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler

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19 July 2020

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Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler
Vf58c Tobruk

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The view inland.

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19 July 2020

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Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler
Vf58c Tobruk

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The view to the sea.

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Fittings for a machine gun.

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Fittings for a machine gun.

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19 July 2020

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Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler
Vf58c Tobruk

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View down into the Tobruk's crew room.

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Vf58c Tobruk plan.

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Tobruk.

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19 July 2020

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Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler
Vf58c Tobruk

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Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler

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19 July 2020

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Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler
L7 search light emplacement

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Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler

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14 April 2003

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Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler
L7 search light emplacement / L411 bunker for 60cm searchlight

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Set out about the furthest north of the pointe. The L7 emplacement sits just in front of the bunker designed for a crew quarters and generator.

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L7 emplacement.

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L411 bunker for 60cm searchlight.

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Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler

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14 April 2003

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Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler
L411 bunker for 60cm searchlight

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I am not sure what the four pipes that stick out at the front. They may be air vents for the engine room.

Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler

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Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler
L7 search light emplacement / L411 bunker for 60cm searchlight

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The L7 for 60cm searchlight emplacement on the left and the L411 bunker to the right.

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60cm searchlight.
MKB Bunkertour.

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Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler

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14 April 2003

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Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler
L411 bunker for 60cm searchlight

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The rear entrance showing a large vent to allow heat from the generator out and the door for the generator entrance and searchlight garage. The four vents over the door and the row of hooks to hang a camouflage net to.

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Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler

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14 April 2003

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Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler
L411 bunker for 60cm searchlight

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The four/five vents over the door. We are not at all sure what they are for, possibly air vents.

Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler

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14 April 2003

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Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler
L411 bunker for 60cm searchlight

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This is where the generator would have sat.

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Generator.
MKB Bunkertour.

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L411 plan.

Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler

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14 April 2003

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Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler
L411 bunker for 60cm searchlight

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The entrance passage.

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Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler

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14 April 2003

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Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler
L411 bunker for 60cm searchlight

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Crew room: -
HES. Heeres-Einheits Schutzlüfter - Army unit protection air gas defence filtration.
Sprachrohr - speaking tube.
434P2 - Close combat defence embrasure.

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434P2 close combat embrasure.

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Plan of the Sprachrohr tube from the Tobruk defence into the crew room.

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HES. Heeres-Einheits Schutzlüfter - Army unit protection air gas defence filtration.

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Heeres-Einheits schutzlüfter - wandstütze wall support.

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Flezable air connecting pipe..

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WT80K bunker heater.

Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler

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14 April 2003

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Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler
L411 bunker for 60cm searchlight

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4ML01 equaliser valve. Equalizes the internal and external pressure in the event of an explosion outside.

Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler

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14 April 2003

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Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler
L7 search light emplacement

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My wife enjoying the sun.

Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler

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14 April 2003

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Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler
L7 search light emplacement

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The centre where the searchlight sat. The door way at the far end was a small crew room where possibly a member of the crew would receive instructions through head phones.

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L7

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60cm searchlight.

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Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler

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14 April 2003

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Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler
L410a emplacement for a 3.7cm Flak

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The rear entrance of the L410a. Four air vents set into the wall.

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L410a plan.

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Plan.

Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler

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14 April 2003

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Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler
L410a emplacement for a 3.7cm Flak

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One of the entrances. A close combat defence covering the stairs.

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491P2 Gittertür (Screen Door) would have closed off this entrance.

Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler

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14 April 2003

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Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler
L410a emplacement for a 3.7cm Flak

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Crew room. Air ventilation pipes in the roof.

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L410a plan.

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Gas pump and filter.

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Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler

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14 April 2003

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Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler
L410a emplacement for a 3.7cm Flak

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483P2 close combat embrasure

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483P2.

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Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler

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14 April 2003

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Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler
L410a emplacement for a 3.7cm Flak

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One of the small rooms.

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L410a plan.

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Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler

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14 April 2003

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Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler
L410a emplacement for a 3.7cm Flak

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Another of the small rooms. On the floor is a drain. The pipe in the roof is attached to the air pump to blow in fresh air. This could have been an Officers/Warrant Officers room.

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L410a plan.

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Bunker drainage.

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Sinkkasten - bunker drain sump.

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14 April 2003

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Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler
L409a emplacement for a 3.7cm Flak

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The official designation is for a 3.7cm Flak gun, but here and a lot of places around here they had 2cm Flak instead. Its just what was available and possibly ammunition supplies.

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3.7cm Flak M 42.

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3.7cm Flak M 42 manual.

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Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler

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14 April 2003

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Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler
L409a emplacement for a 3.7cm Flak

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But here the guns were 2cm Flak 30.

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2cm Flak 30.

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Tracer.

Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler

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14 April 2003

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Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler
L409a emplacement for a 3.7cm Flak

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Wn201b held the radars and had early on, one 2cm Flak Orlikon. So it used this Flak site to help protect it (see To Seckommandant der Normandie).

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Replacement barrels.

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Ammunition magazines.

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14 April 2003 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Luftwaffe Flak Crew

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Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler
L409a emplacement for a 3.7cm Flak

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The gun would have been lifted manually by the crew onto the centre circle that was for a larger gun. And the the large entrance would have had bulks of wood and or sandbags to fill in the gap. To enter the position you would pass through the right hand side entrance. It has a slight kink to stop splinters passing straight through and possibly hitting a crew member.

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Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler

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14 April 2003

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Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler
L409a emplacement for a 3.7cm Flak

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Ready ammunition niches set in around the walls and several small rooms to allow crew to shelter in.

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2cm ammunition.

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19 July 2020

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Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler
L409a emplacement for a 3.7cm Flak

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The entrance that would have been closed off when the gun was in position. The left opening is the entrance and the far crew shelter.

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19 July 2020

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Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler
L409a emplacement for a 3.7cm Flak

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I have never been able to work out why there is a sort of sump hole. It could have held the cable inlets from the command post and also somewhere to put your feet??

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Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler

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19 July 2020

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Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler
L409a emplacement for a 3.7cm Flak

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Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler

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14 April 2003

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Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler
Zisterne Wasser

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Water was very necessary and at StP Cap Lévi there were at least three Zisterne Wasser.

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Plan.

Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler

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14 April 2003

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Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler
Fort

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Built at the beginning of the 19th century as additional defence for Cherbourg Harbour, the fort is now an interpretation and leisure centre. Free visit of the exterior areas.

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Wn201d Pointe du vieux fort (StP Cap Lévi) Seeadler

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14 April 2003

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