Wn Lo25 Le Locmiquel, Cote 40

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13 September 2013

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Wn Lo25 Le Locmiquel, Cote 40 Panzerwerk is situated to the western side of Lorient set back from the beach with Wn24 & Wn26 either side.

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11./Festa XXV.
2 x R601. 1 x 5cm M19 mortar.
3 x Vf1a . 2 x Pak guns.
2 x R634. 1 x 7.5cm Pak 40.
1 x R625.
1 x R608.
1 x R665.
1 x R633.
1 x R607.
1 x R143.
1 x R613.
1 x R515.
2 x Vf58c.
1 x Vf67.

Wn Lo25 Le Locmiquel, Cote 40

13 September 2013

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I have not visited this site but I have pieced together as much information as I can.

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Take the Ploermeur road out of Lorient and then D162e to Fort Bloque, turn right along on the D152. Through Fort Bloque turn right and just passed Locmiquel Mene at the next cross roads at Beg Roz is the middle of the Wn.

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R633

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R515.

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Vf1a.

Wn Lo25 Le Locmiquel, Cote 40

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13 September 2013

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Lo25

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R601 Anti-tank gun bunker.

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R634 Six embrasured turret.

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R665 Artillery observation post.

Wn Lo25 Le Locmiquel, Cote 40

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Lo25

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1950's air photo.

Wn Lo25 Le Locmiquel, Cote 40

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13 September 2013

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This Wn looks to be an area Head Quarters site controlling the artillery and infantry along this part of the coast..

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There was a ring of defensive bunkers H634 six embrasure turret, H634 observation bunker x2 , H633 M19 automatic mortar bunker, H515 heavy machine gun bunker. H625 emplacement for a 7.5cm Pak 40 gun. 2 x H601 gun garages for an anti-tank gun
In the middle are two large bunkers, 1 x H613 an artillery observation bunker and an H608 battalion or regiment battle HQ.

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R608 Battalion & Regimental Head Quarters.

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R613 Artillery Observation Post.

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Vf58c Tobruk's.

Wn Lo25 Le Locmiquel, Cote 40

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13 September 2013

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R608 Battalion & Regimental Head Quarters.

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I have been in an R608 in Normandy a many roomed bunker for Battalion & Regiment Head Quarters.

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R625 Casemate for 7.5cm Pak 40.

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R607 Ammunition bunker.

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R143 Artillery observation post.

Wn Lo25 Le Locmiquel, Cote 40

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13 September 2013

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R633 M19 Automatic Mortar.

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A bunker with an ammunition room, crew room, ventilation and an armoured cupola with an M19 automatic 5cm mortar.

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R633.

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M19 Cupola.

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M19 crew of the mortar.

Wn Lo25 Le Locmiquel, Cote 40

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13 September 2013

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H634 Six Embrasure Turret.

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This is a six embrasure turret that could have been in the two H634's here. A special mount with a seat inside the turret/cupola (it did not turn) could be fired from any of the six embrasures, by opening a small hatch and moving the gun to it. A periscope at the top would be used for observation and sighting.

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Cupola inside.

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Cupola.

Wn Lo25 Le Locmiquel, Cote 40

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13 September 2013

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H601 StP Kermorvan, Le Conquet

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The two H601's are the same as the two at StP Kermorvan also in Brittany. These are garages for antitank guns and they had a steel plate roof, a crew room, ammunition & a store room.

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R601 with the garage on the left, store room and below ammunition.

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R601 plan.

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7.5cm A/T gun.

Wn Lo25 Le Locmiquel, Cote 40

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13 September 2013

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R607 Ammunition Bunker.

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This is an H607 ammunition bunker at Utah Beach Wn1 and shows what it is like.