C342 Pointe du Grand Gouin.

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14 September 2013

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C342 Pointe du Grand Gouin, H.K.B 1274 is situated on the west coast of Crozon peninsular of Brittany and covering the important port of Brest where a large U-boat pens were constructed.

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4 x 220 mm K532 Schneider models 1917 (f).
2 x VF51's.
1 x R501/SK.
4 x R668 small six man bunker.
4 x R502/SK.
1 x R636a FCP. 
2 x R670 casemates.
1 x R638 hospital.
4 x R641ammunition
1 x R621group bunker. 
2 x R671 7.5cm C/97 Schneider.
1 x 150cm Search Light.
6 x 7.5m model M32(f) AA guns
5 x Flakstellung.
3 x 2cm Flak 30
2 x 7.5cm assault guns.
4 x Vf58C tobruk's.
4 x Maxims in the FCP.

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U-Boat in Brest harbour.

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Brest U-boat pens.

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U-boat pens today.

C342 Pointe du Grand Gouin, H.K.B 1274

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C342 Pointe du Grand Gouin, H.K.B 1274 The Crozon Peninsular sticking out into the Atlantik.

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Pointe des Espagnols, a French pre war batteries. C342 a new German army battery. C346 an French battery with a German battery super imposed over the French one. Cap de Chevre covering the Baie dr Dournenez another naval battery.

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C342 Grand Gouin.

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C346 Kerbonn.

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Cap de Chevres.

C342 Pointe du Grand Gouin.

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08 October 2006

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C342 Pointe du Grand Gouin, H.K.B 1274 The battery is to the west of the small town of Camaret-sur-Mer a lovely little fishing port with good cafe's and restaurants.

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Tour Vauban de Camaret sur Mer.

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Old Camaret.

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Corps de Garde.

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Vauban the famous architect.

C342 Pointe du Grand Gouin.

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08 October 2006

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C342 Pointe du Grand Gouin, H.K.B 1274 View from the town towards Point Grand Gouin.

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A French fort Corps de Garde. This type are common all around the Brittany. There were also 3 x 7.5cm K. M/97 Schneider on pedestals two in R671 casemates.

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670 casemate for medium pivot guns 90deg.

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7.5cm K. M/97 Schneider.

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Area covered by the three guns.

C342 Pointe du Grand Gouin.

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14 September 2013

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C342 Pointe du Grand Gouin, H.K.B 1274 4 x Geschutzstellung (open emplacements) for the 22cm guns.

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4 x Protected positions with 22cm K.532(f) Schneider Mie 1917 with construction starting in late 1942 on a virgin sight. A Heer (army) battery H.K.B.1275, crewed by 200 men. The range of the guns was about 22km.

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22cm K.532(f) Schneider Mie 1917.

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22cm marine battery.

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Plan of one of the emplacements.

C342 Pointe du Grand Gouin.

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14 September 2013

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C342 Pointe du Grand Gouin, H.K.B 1274
Plan of the Battery.
Blue arrows- 22cm guns.
Yellow arrows - Tobruk machine guns.
Red arrows - 7.5cm guns.

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Attached to the battery were five 7.5cm M32(f) AA guns three 2cm Flak 30. Three 7.5cm K/97(f), one to fire star shells and the other two inside casemates protecting the port of Camaret.

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7.5cm M32(f) AA gun.

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2cm Flak 30.

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Vf51 a half group shelter, enough for half the guns crew..

C342 Pointe du Grand Gouin.

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08 October 2006

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C342 Pointe du Grand Gouin, H.K.B 1274 Vf58c Tobruk.

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One of the four Tobruk's this one is on the roadside.

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Area defence Tobruk.

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Tobruk & machine gun.

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R636 command post for Heer's (army) battery.

C342 Pointe du Grand Gouin.

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08 October 2006

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C342 Pointe du Grand Gouin, H.K.B 1274

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This photo was taken just over the hill from the battery position and looks like some of the barrack buildings?

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R636 sat on the cliffs.

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R638 small dressing station.

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R641 ammunition bunker III.