Lo28 Pointe de Fort Bloque

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11 September 2013

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Lo28 Le Fort Bloque is situated on the D152 west out of Lorient along the coast.

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1 x R667.
1 x OB600e.
1 x R631.
1 x R612.
1 x R621.
1 x R637a.
1 x Vf/MG Schartenstand.
1 x 5cm KwK.
1 x 7.5 F.K.
1 x 4.7cm Pak(t.

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OB600e.

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5cm KwK.

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R667.

Lo28 Pointe de Fort Bloque

11 September 2013

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Lo24 to Lo32.

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This coast was quite well protected as it could have been the back way into the Lorient U-boat pens. A determined attack could have landed here and moved over land into Lorient.

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U-boat in Lorient.

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U-boat pens in Lorient.

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U-boat pen

Lo28 Pointe de Fort Bloque

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11 September 2013

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Lo28 Le Fort Bloque.

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Several bunkers along the coast, a couple covering the rear and a lovely old fort sitting in the bay

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R637 Measuring post for an army (Heers) coastal battery. This was or still is sitting on the pointe looking out to sea.

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7.5cm Field Kannon.

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Fort Bloque.

Lo28 Pointe de Fort Bloque

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24 June 2002

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Ringstand OB600e & H667 Casemate for 5cm KwK guns.

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Red circle - OB600e. Yellow circle -R667. First there was only the OB600e open emplacement with a 5cm KwK gun in place. Then as casemates started to replace open emplacements an R667 was placed in the front. The gun may have been removed from the open emplacement and placed into the H667 or both open & the casemate were used?

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R667 casemate for a 5cm KwK gun.

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5cm KwK.

Lo28 Pointe de Fort Bloque

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24 June 2002

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OB600e open emplacement for a 5cm KwK gun..

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A 5cm KwK fits well in here and behind the R667 has been superimposed in front of this emplacement.

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5cm KwK.

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Lo28 Pointe de Fort Bloque

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24 June 2002

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R667 casemate.

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Hidden behind a nice bush.

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R667 casemate plan.

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Lo28 Pointe de Fort Bloque

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24 June 2002

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R667 casemate.

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The gun room with its own sink? The slot on the right was for the spare ammunition. The gun bolted down onto the floor in the centre.

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5cm kwk 39 L60.

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5cm kampfwagenkanone gun.

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R667 gun room.

Lo28 Pointe de Fort Bloque

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24 June 2002

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R667 casemate rear view.

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After the war a public toilet was placed into the gun room, since then a new toilet has been placed in the rear area.

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A rear entrance in an R667 at Granville with a different smell.

Lo28 Pointe de Fort Bloque

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24 June 2002

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Lo28 Le Fort Bloque.

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The view down the beach covered by this gun and before the open ringstand. Continue down this road to Lo26.

Lo28 Pointe de Fort Bloque

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24 June 2002

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Now looking east at the headland.

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Here is an R612 casemate, a small Vf bunker and an R631 casemate.

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R612 casemate plan.

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R612 casemate plan..

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Lo28 Pointe de Fort Bloque

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24 June 2002

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R612 casemate for a field cannon.

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Many guns were used in the German artillery and they all had different ammunition. Causing a real problem with supply.

Lo28 Pointe de Fort Bloque

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24 June 2002

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R612 casemate for a field cannon.

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The gun room with extractor fan fittings on the left and the two ammunition storage areas either side.

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Ammunition storage.

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Gun room.

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7.62cm fk95 ammunition.

Lo28 Pointe de Fort Bloque

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24 June 2002

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Bunker.

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Made locally probably by the soldiers here.

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Lo28 Pointe de Fort Bloque

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24 June 2002

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R631 Casemate.

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R631 casemate for a fortress anti-tank gun a 4.7cm Skoda(t) gun.

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4.7cm Skoda(t) gun.

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Gun room, crew room, ammunition room and a close combat room to cover the rear door.

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Gun crew with the gun commander looking through a small slit in the metal plate and the gunner sitting on a seat attached to the gun ready to shoot it.

Lo28 Pointe de Fort Bloque

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24 June 2002

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The view of the old fort.

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