Wn Et05 Etretat falaise amont

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Falaise d'Amont

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The town was circled with defences, Et01 & Et03 had gun casemates covering the rear entrances into the town and on the sea side in cliffs to the N/E were tunnels in the chalk and casemates for a 5cm KwK & a 7.5cm Pak 40 plus many other machine gun and pill boxes.

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05 March 2012

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30 September 1945 Geoportail

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Et05
1 x 7.5cm Pak 40.
1 x 5cm KwK L/60.
1 x Observation.
1 x Stollen (a rich German fruit and nut loaf) tunnels.
Several trenches and Pill Box defences.

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Tunnels.

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Pillbox.

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Detail above the casemate.

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05 March 2012

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The east side of the town.

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1940/41

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This is a very early occupation photo. There seems no beach defence yet and no armed men. The Chapel on the top of the hill is still there. It was pulled down due to it being able to be seen from far out to sea.

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Beach defence.

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Barbed wire.

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Belgian gate.

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05 March 2012

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At the far end of the town in the cliff can be seen a large repair where a 5cm KwK L60 & a 7.5cm Pak 40 was placed in a concrete emplacement.

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6 - Casemate ?
7 - Casemate pour 50mm.
8 - Casemate pour Mitrailleuse.
9 - Abri souterrain avec galérie.

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05 March 2012

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Looking down at the cliff repair.

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1945

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Around the end of the war.

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1945

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These are all the holes in the cliff, observations and gun emplacements.

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1940's

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The larger bunker was a 5cm KwK L60 casemate. The small slot was to allow the used shell cases to be pushed down a tube and out of the bunker. Although

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05 March 2012

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SK type casemate unlike anything I have ever seen along the Atlantikwall. There may have been a 7.5cm Pak 40.

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5cm KwK Pak L60.

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5cm KwK Pak L60.

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7.5cm Pak 40.

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05 March 2012

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The 5cm KwK in its original fitting and then the casemate must have been built around it.

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1940's

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The guns casemate without the gun in place. Probably being built

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1945

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The 5cm barrel pointing menacingly out to sea. .

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5cm shell..

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05 March 2012

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Wn Et05 from the air showing trenches machine gun emplacements on the top of the cliff..

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Digging trenches.

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05 March 2012

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The view out of the gun casemate. A German propaganda photo.

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Observation.

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1944

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Taken at probably the height of the defence. The wire looks in very good condition.

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1945

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Several different beech defences here..

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Belgian Gate of Element 'C'.

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Tetrahedra.

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Hedgehog.

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1945

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Several different beech defences here..

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1940's

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Next to the casemate is a sort of pill box. Few of these pillboxes remain along the French coast and look very like British types.

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Flame thrower on the Atlantikwall.
Beam of fire from a flame thrower on a cliff near Etretat with a loop stand and armoured wall. Not only the Wehrmacht planned to use flame throwers for anti-landing purposes.

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The men seem to be wearing special overalls.

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Automatic electric fired flame throwers used all along the Atlantikwall..

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05 March 2012

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The view from Wn Et06 casemate.

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Eugéne Lepoittevin

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Etretat by Eugéne Lepoittevin.