Lo112 Ban-Gâvres

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08 September 2013

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Lo112 Ban-Gâvres

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The defence of the village of Gâvres.
2 x H634.
1 x H633.
1 x H626.
1 x H502 (dome).
1 x H621.
1 x H612.
2 x Vf.
1 x Vf58c.
2 x 2cm Flak 28.
1 x 5cm M19 mortar.
1 x 7.5cm F.K.
1 x 7.5cm Pak40.

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R634 casemate, there were two here.

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2 x 2cm Flak 28 Oerlikon.

Lo112 Ban-Gâvres

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Lo112 Ban-Gâvres

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StP Gavres is made up of four Wn's, L0335 a battery of four casemates. Lo361 a Flak battery covering Lorient. Lo362 an old French fort and Lo112 a defence site for the town.

Lo112 Ban-Gâvres

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Lo112 Ban-Gâvres Plan.

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Many of the bunkers remain.

Lo112 Ban-Gâvres

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28 August 2013

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Lo112 Ban-Gâvres The view of Gavres from Port Louis.

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Lo112 is the right side of the picture.

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R612 casemate for an assault gun.

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7.5cm Field Kannon 18.

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Inside a gun room.

Lo112 Ban-Gâvres

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24 June 2002

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Lo112 Ban-Gâvres R621.

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Group bunker.

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Plan of an R621.

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Inside a bunker.

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24 June 2002

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Lo112 Ban-Gâvres R626 at the end of the road
and my old red Seat Ibiza.

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A casemate for a 7.5cm Pak with a roof canopy.

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Plan of an R626.

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7.5cm Pak anti-tank gun.

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7.5cm A/t ammunition.

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24 June 2002

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Lo112 Ban-Gâvres R626 at the end of the road.

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A very odd casemate, a concrete crew room on the left and a wall of concrete on the right, an ammunition room underneath and a gun room with a large half round steel plate as a roof.

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R626 in Dunkirk showing the casemate with its steel roof in place.

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Note this bunker is made in mirror image.

An R626 at Riva-Bella, Quistreham.

845P6 metal plate used for a roof.


845P6 metal plate used for a roof.

Lo112 Ban-Gâvres

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24 June 2002

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Lo112 Ban-Gâvres R626 gun room.

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This is where the gun room with a half round steel roof fitted over the top.

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7.5cm A/t gun & crew.

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The R626 from the air and I have added a gun and the Tobruk defence.

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Tobruk.

Lo112 Ban-Gavres.

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24 June 2002

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Lo112 Ban-Gâvres R626

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The step where the steel plate fitted and the row of bolts that held the plate in place.

Lo112 Ban-Gâvres

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24 June 2002

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Lo112 Ban-Gâvres R626 Casemate.

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An odd steel square section to hold the roof on.

Lo112 Ban-Gâvres

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24 June 2002

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Lo112 Ban-Gâvres R626

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The entrances (left) into the Tobruk & the main entrance into the crew room with a close combat window.

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R626 Casemate.

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24 June 2002

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Vf machine gun bunker possibly an early Atlantikwall structure. Behind is the R626 casemate crew room part of the bunker.

 

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Lo112 Ban-Gâvres

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24 June 2002

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Vf machine gun bunker window. Crew room window.

Lo112 Ban-Gâvres

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24 June 2002

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Machine gun bunker window. The photo into the small crew room.

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Lo112 Ban-Gâvres

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24 June 2002

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Lo112 Ban-Gâvres R633

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R633 emplacement for an M19 automatic mortar. A bunker designed to fire 5cm mortar shells at a high rate that would shower down on any target in 360°. The bunker has a crew room, ventilation, ammunition, close combat defence and a Tobruk defence.

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R633 for an M19 5cm mortar.

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The steel dome with a slot to allow an 5cm mortar to fly out.

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The M19 mortar looking up at the cupola.