Lo32 Le Couregant

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10 September 2013

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Wn Lo31 is situated on the western side of Lorient.

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2 - R505.
2 - R501.
1 - SK/ Doppelschartenstand.
10 - Vf58c.
2 - R600b.
2 - 5cm KwK 38 L42.
2 - 3.7cm Pak35/36.

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5cm KwK 38 L42.

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3.7cm Pak35/36 anti-tank gun.

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SK/ Doppelschartenstand.

Lo32 Le Couregant

10 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

Lo32 Le Couregant

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10 September 2013

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Lo32 Le Couregant

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Lo32 Le Couregant runs from the bunker on the plan, around the village to the next headland.

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There were two R501s

Lo32 Le Couregant

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28 June 2002

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Pointe du Couregant.

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View of the bay from on the top of the bunker.

Lo32 Le Couregant

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28 June 2002

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Lo32 Le Couregant

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This is part of the large anti-tank sea wall running around the bay.

Lo32 Le Couregant

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28 June 2002

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R505 Casemate.

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The damage done was I feel not in battle but by the scrap men. There should have been a large steel front piece bolted to the casemate.

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R505 casemate for anti-tank gun.

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485p2 Panzer schartenplatte steel plate.

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3.7cm Skoda ant-tank gun with red the steel plate.

Lo32 Le Couregant

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28 June 2002

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H505 Casemate.

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You can see the cut off bolts that held the plate in place.

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485P2 Panzer schartenplatte.

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Gunner.

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Gun room in a contemporary casemate.

Lo32 Le Couregant

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28 June 2002

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H505 Casemate.

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Looking into the gun room where soil has been pushed in through the back door.

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Plan.

Lo32 Le Couregant

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28 June 2002

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H505 Casemate.

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Looking into the ammunition room from the passage.

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Plan.

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3.7cm ammunition in its carrying box.

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3.7cm standard early war anti-tank gun.

Lo32 Le Couregant

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28 June 2002

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H505 Casemate.

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Passage looking into the crew room.

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plan

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Lo32 Le Couregant

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28 June 2002

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H505 Casemate.

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Crew room.

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Crew room.

Lo32 Le Couregant

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28 June 2002

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H505 Casemate.

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Hooks to hang the crews bunks.

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Bunk fittings.

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Bunks full.

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Bunk asleep.

Lo32 Le Couregant

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28 June 2002

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H505 Casemate.

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Close combat window now removed covered the rear entrance..

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It looks like a 422po1 plate.

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Close combat machine gun.

Lo32 Le Couregant

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28 June 2002

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H505 Casemate.

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Close combat window, the other side.

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Close combat machine gun.

Lo32 Le Couregant

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28 June 2002

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H505 Casemate.

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Gun room. Looking at the gun room from the passage with the front to the right and the rear entrance on the left..

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3.7cm Skoda Pak.

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R505 plan.

Lo32 Le Couregant

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28 June 2002

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H505 Casemate.

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The gun would swivel on a centre mounting and the trail would fit into this slot.

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You can see the rear trail set into the slot.

Lo32 Le Couregant

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28 June 2002

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A H505 flanking the other side of the Bay .

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This is all I had time to look for but there is a lot more to find along this coast . .

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The bay showing where the two H505's were laid out and their arks of fire.

Lo32 Le Couregant

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12 September 2013

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Plan of Lo32 Le Couregant.

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This may have been an early plan.