Wn401 Place d'Inglemare (StP Fermanville)

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Wn401 Place d'Inglemare (StP Fermanville)

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A visit with the owners permission.

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Wn401 Place d'Inglemare (StP Fermanville)

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Wn401 Place d'Inglemare (StP Fermanville)

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Wn401 Place d'Inglemare (StP Fermanville)

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03 April 2011

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Wn401 Place d'Inglemare (StP Fermanville)
In the garden of a house in Inglemare.

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1 x Small section of infantry.
1 x M.G. Stand.
1 x Geschützstellung.
1 x Heavy machine gun.
1 x 7.5cm type howitzer.

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7.5cm type howitzer.

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1908 water cooled machine gun, of a type that may have been here.

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Wn401 Place d'Inglemare (StP Fermanville)

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German army map of the defences

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Wn401 Place d'Inglemare (StP Fermanville)
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To start with you have K.V.Gruppe Cherbourg, that is sub divided into K.V.U.Gruppe Cherbourg See (here numbered in the 200 range.) And then you have K.V.U.Gruppe Cherbourg Land (here numbered in the 400 range). Cherbourg Land basically is every position (Wn/StP) used in the land defence of Cherbourg. The Cherbourg outer ring.

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German road signs.

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5 cm KwK L/60 one of the Cherbourg defences.

Wn401 Place d'Inglemare (StP Fermanville)

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Wn401 Place d'Inglemare (StP Fermanville)
Map

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Yellow - The area we are in at the moment.
Red - The Cherbourg outer defence ring.

Wn401 Place d'Inglemare (StP Fermanville)

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German army map of the defences

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Wn401 Place d'Inglemare (StP Fermanville)
Map

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Yellow - The 400 series Wn/StP's.
Red - The 500 series Wn/StP's.
The 400 series was the outer ring and the 500 series the flak, radar, artillery, road blocks, HQ and forts.
Uncoloured the 200 series that is the K.V.U.Gruppe Cherbourg see (Sea) defences.

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2cm Flak.

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Large barrack building.

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Wn401 Place d'Inglemare (StP Fermanville)

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03 April 2011

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Wn401 Place d'Inglemare (StP Fermanville)

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This could have been a defended position as it still has a few Eisenpfahel (Iron pile) post left around. They had a base plate. A hole could be dug, the square base plate put in it, the hole filled and the post is very well fitted into the ground. These posts were specifically designed for barbed wire and also if turned upside down with the plate at the top. A light could sit on it and with a directional beam, you could find your way around.

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Eisenpfahel plan.

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Eisenpfahel post.

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The top of an Eisenpfahel post.

Wn401 Place d'Inglemare (StP Fermanville)

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03 April 2011

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Wn401 Place d'Inglemare (StP Fermanville)

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The first thing we came upon was a machine gun slit through the hedge row.

Wn401 Place d'Inglemare (StP Fermanville)

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Wn401 Place d'Inglemare (StP Fermanville)

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Then another view of it from outside.

Wn401 Place d'Inglemare (StP Fermanville)

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03 April 2011

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Wn401 Place d'Inglemare (StP Fermanville)
Defended wall

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We met the owner of the property and he invited us in for a look.

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Wn401 Place d'Inglemare (StP Fermanville)

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03 April 2011

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Wn401 Place d'Inglemare (StP Fermanville)
Defence

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A covered trench.

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Wn401 Place d'Inglemare (StP Fermanville)

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Wn401 Place d'Inglemare (StP Fermanville)
Trench

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Trench position.

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Wn401 Place d'Inglemare (StP Fermanville)

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Wn401 Place d'Inglemare (StP Fermanville)
Trench

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Trench position.

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Wn401 Place d'Inglemare (StP Fermanville)

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03 April 2011

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Wn401 Place d'Inglemare (StP Fermanville)
M.G. position

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M.G. embrasure.

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M.G.34 or 42 type.

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M.G.08 type.

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M.G.08 type.

Wn401 Place d'Inglemare (StP Fermanville)

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03 April 2011

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Wn401 Place d'Inglemare (StP Fermanville)
M.G. position

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M.G. embrasure.
The owner viewing the embrasure.

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M.G.34 or 42 type.

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M.G.08 type.

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M.G.08 type.

Wn401 Place d'Inglemare (StP Fermanville)

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03 April 2011

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Wn401 Place d'Inglemare (StP Fermanville)
Defended wall.

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The old wall used as the main defence.

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Wn401 Place d'Inglemare (StP Fermanville)

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Wn401 Place d'Inglemare (StP Fermanville)
Geschützstellung.

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1 x Geschützstellung - Gun emplacement.
The gun would have had a good 120° arc of fire, if not more and could have covered the beach around to the main road.

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Wn401 Place d'Inglemare (StP Fermanville)

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Wn401 Place d'Inglemare (StP Fermanville)
Geschützstellung.

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1 x Geschützstellung - Gun emplacement.
Base made of concrete and a steel ring, maybe a iron tyre from a wooden wagon wheel laid on top and filled with concrete. Then a field gun could sit with its wheels on the concrete base and the be able to be moved around in a circle on the base.

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How it may have looked on its gun ring.

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Wn401 Place d'Inglemare (StP Fermanville)

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03 April 2011

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Wn401 Place d'Inglemare (StP Fermanville)
Geschützstellung.

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1 x Geschützstellung - Gun emplacement.
Ammunition ready niches.

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10cm LeFH 14/19(t) ammunition.

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Powder charges.

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Wn401 Place d'Inglemare (StP Fermanville)

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03 April 2011

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Wn401 Place d'Inglemare (StP Fermanville)
Defence position

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We did not get a good look at this position, but it does look like a guard post, defended position.

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Wn401 Place d'Inglemare (StP Fermanville)

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03 April 2011

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Wn401 Place d'Inglemare (StP Fermanville)
Defence position

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A closer view of the walled position.

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Wn401 Place d'Inglemare (StP Fermanville)

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03 April 2011

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Wn401 Place d'Inglemare (StP Fermanville)

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