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Cap Frehel is located to the west of St Malo/Dinard (40km). A point of land with three fingers jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean with the radar code named 'Froch' on the left, the light house in the centre and Fort La Latte on the right.

Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine station 'Froch'.
24./Luft.Nachr. Rgt.112.
5./ Luft.Nachr. Rgt.54.
1./3. Funkmess-Abteilung.

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Fort La Latte.

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Le Cap

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1 x L479.
1 x R622.
1 x L485 (1).
2 x V229.
1 x Wasser.
4 x Flakstellung.
1 x 5cm KwK ringstand.
4 x Vf58c Tobruk's.
3 x Unterstands.
1 x 5cm KwK gun.
3 x2cm Flak30.
1 x 2cm Flak Vierl.
1 x Mammut Fu.MG 52.
2 x Würzburg Riese Fu.SE 65.
1 x Freya Fu.MG. 401.
1 x Würzburg Anton 39(t) D.
1 x Fu.MG Seetakt Geme Fu.M.O.2.


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Freya Fu.MG. 401..

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Würzburg Riese Fu.SE. 65.

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Fu.MG Seetakt Geme Fu.M.O.2.

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Of the three fingers the main one we are interested in here is on the left.
Red X: Radar sites.
We parked in the road opposite the path to Pointe de Jas GR34 and walked the route of the red arrows.

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Pointe du Cap.

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Cap less, the view from the Cap.

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Lighthouse.

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An allied plan from Air 40/1667 of the radars at Cap Frehel. This was a document assembled for the run up to D-Day showing all the radars that needed either allowing to work or ones needing attacking all to do with the deception planning. There is still more to find.

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Photo reconnaissance Spitfire that went out day after day taking photos of almost the whole of Europe. No guns just its speed to get out of trouble..

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The ladies of Medmenham where all the photos were interpreted.

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Camera being fitted.

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Allied details about Cap Frehel radars. This is a 130 page document on radars from Dunkirk to western Brittany.

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Hoarding.

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FuMO 215 Seeriece.

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Radar screens.

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An air photagraph of the Cap taken in February 1944.

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Coast watcher.

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Mamut radar wiring diagram.

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Radars through France.

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L479 Bunker for Night Fighter Control 'Anton'.
Arrowed is the entrance to an L479 bunker. This is a vast bunker on two levels with two entrances & two machinery entrances.

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L479 end on view.

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L479 above ground view.

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L479 Night Fighter Control 'Anton' Bunker.

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First opening is a re cooling vent. The second is the entrance up to a defence Tobruk.

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Re cooling vent.

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L479 Night Fighter Control 'Anton' Bunker.

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Defence Tobruk.

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It looks like this type with a centre post to take the weight of the machine gun.

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L479 Night Fighter Control 'Anton' Bunker.

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The view from the Tobruk.

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Tobruk.

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L479 Night Fighter Control 'Anton' Bunker.

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View through the hole Inset.
This was a massive bunker about four to six times the size of an R622 (which we will see later), on two levels with a large double height room for a night fighter control room. Bombers would fly down from airfields in England to bomb the U-Boat bunkers at Brest, Lorient, St Nazaire and La Palace.

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B17's bombing Brest.

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RAF Halifax.

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L479 Night Fighter Control 'Anton' Bunker.

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Another machinery entrance with iron bars stopping entry.

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A picture of an L479 bunker model showing all the rooms and levels.

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Happy drome a British fighter control room, not that much different to an L479.

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L479 Night Fighter Control 'Anton' Bunker.

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Another Entrance and close combat defence

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Close combat window.

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Close combat defence.

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Entrance.

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Trenches and Bunker.
A trench system and small local built bunker.

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A Large Hole in the Heather.
A very large hole with concrete retaining walls. The consensus is that it housed some large wooden huts?.

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A large hole in the Heather.
Possibly a large hut or several small ones either for troop accommodation or to do with the radars in this area?

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Some RAF wooden huts very like the ones that could have been here.

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One of the sets of steps.

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Trenches cut into the rock.

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R622 twin Gruppe bunker.

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R622: 152 were built in the AOK7 area with two crew rooms a gas lock and a Tobruk defence.

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R622 twin Gruppe bunker.

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R622 twin Gruppe bunker.

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The steps down with a close combat embrasure covering the entrance and the main picture is the gas lock area.

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Type 434P01 door.

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R622 twin Gruppe bunker.

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The close combat defence window covering the entrance steps. Some of the internal pipe work still in place and communication wires coming out of the floor. Fittings on the right for the ventilation.

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Anti gas ventilation.

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R622 twin Gruppe bunker.

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Looking from the left to the right hand room with what looks like communications board fittings on the far wall and the chimney for a heater.

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Bunker heater.

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R622 twin Gruppe bunker.

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The right hand room with the close combat defence window. Wooden covering on the far wall. The chimney pipes on the right and hoops in tie ceiling for the air pipes.

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Inlet pipes for telephones.

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Air pipes in the other room with hoops holding them up to the ceiling.

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19P7 doors used inside the bunker.

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R622 twin Gruppe bunker.

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The second set of entrance stairs still with the original paint on the wall.

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There are lots of bits with no regular designs but all look to be part of the defence.
Behind is a V226 radar socket.

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Water cistern.

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V226 radar socket.

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V226 radar socket plan.

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Würzburg radar socket for a Würzburg Riese Fu.SE 65.

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Würzburg radar better known to the Allies as Giant Würzburg.

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Würzburg Riese Fu.SE 65.

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And a trench running through the heather.

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Inside a damaged cabin on a Würzburg radar.

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Würzburg Riese Fu.SE 65.

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Views in and around the V229 radar socket.

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More Trenches as we Walk Around.

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Yellow lines are the trenches I can see, red dots Tobruk's.

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2cm AA Ringstand.
A small but very effective anti-aircraft gun.

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2cm Flak 30.

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Layouts of bases for 2cm Flak.

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2cm AA Ringstand.
Locally built of concrete and stone from the excavated rock.

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2cm Flak 30.

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Part of the trench system.
Its a trench bridge where a path crossed a trench and a large concrete slap was placed.

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Part of the trench system. By September it was all over.

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View along the Trench. As you can see its cut out of the rock.

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More trench bridges. These are actually trench bridges to allow soldiers to move rapidly across the area without falling in the trenches.

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Trenches, defence &Tobruk.

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Plan of a Tobruk.

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Inside this Tobruk.

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Another Tobruk with a collar around It. A very Brittany Tobruk.

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Close up of the Tobruk.

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Trenches.

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Third Tobruk. Trench leading into the Tobruk door.

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Plan of a Tobruk.

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Looking into the Tobruk.

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Looking into the Tobruk.

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The Second 2cm Flak.
How did the gun stay on the concrete plinth when it was fired?

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Wasser, water reservoir. A concrete water reservoir.

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Lighthouses and the Cap.

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Inset a French Naval boundary stone.

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Old Lighthouse at the Cap

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I found this base with a circle of bolts for 9.5cm Canon de Cote de 95 M93 French pre war guns..

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Canon de Cote de 95 M93.

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More and heavier gun bases.

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All from a pre war French battery position.

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French artillery.

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French artillery.

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Fort La Latte.

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One of the prettiest Norman/13cent. Castles. It was the place where they filmed Vikings with Kirk Douglas.

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Fort La Latte.

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Mammut FuMO52 L485(1)

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The allies had code names for this type of radar was 'Large Hoarding' a good name for it.

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Mammut FuMO52 on an L485(1) bunker.

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Allied drawing of Large Hoarding.

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Radar soldiers.

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Mammut FuMO52 L485(1)

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One of the concrete and steel supports for the large radar array.

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Mammut FuMO52 L485(1).

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The other concrete support.

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Slots for radio aerials.

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Aerial in its slot below.

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Radar array wiring diagram.

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Mammut FuMO52 L485(1)

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Holes in this concrete support from what look like aircraft machine guns or cannon shells.

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RAF Typhoons attacking ground targets.

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Or a USAAF Thunderbolt.

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Cannon shells being fired.

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Mammut FuMO52 L485(1)

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The view from under the close combat defence along the back wall showing one of the entrances and what looks like telephone cable brackets still in place.

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L485(1) bunker plan.

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Glass telephone insulators.

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Mammut FuMO52 L485(1)

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Machinery entrance.

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Plan of the L485(1).

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Not to be mistaken for an L485(2).

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Mammut FuMO52 L485(1)

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Entrance with the close combat defence where a machine gunner guard would stand and cover the entrance.

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Plan.

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Close combat defence.

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Mammut FuMO52 L485(1) gas lock.

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Entrance on the left, gas lock in front and left at the gas lock is the close combat/guard room.

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Plan.

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Mammut FuMO52 L485(1) close combat

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Close combat defence room or guard room.

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Plan.

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This is the main close combat defence room or guard room for the bunker could have looked.

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This is the close combat outside showing how it covers the back entrance.

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Mammut FuMO52 L485(1)

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One of the pipes inside.

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4ML01 equalization valve.

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Mammut FuMO52 L485(1) crew & ventilation room.

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The square hole is to pass messages through. Air filtration hand pump fitting, the metal ring on the wall is for spare filter storage.

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Air filtration hand operated.

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Filters stacked ready for use.

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Filters.

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Mammut FuMO52 L485(1) Crew & Ventilation Room.

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Thermo plastic tiled flooring to absorb shock and feel better on the feet.

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Here are some modern thermoplastic tiles that I polish to a high standard (Harts of Stur).

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Mammut FuMO52 L485(1) compensator room.

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Two compensator's, one for each deflector (that means an awfully lot to me!!). There were many large cables running through the buildings.

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Mammut FuMO52 L485 (1) compensator room.

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1: Cable pipes for compensator No.1. These cables connect to the radar on the enemies side.
2: Cable pipes for compensator No.2. These cables connect to the radar on the opposite side.
3: Platform for the compensator's. (Axis Forum)

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This is a plan I have drawn of a photo on the Axis Forum website of a radar compensator. It looks as though a lot of wires went in one end and out the other

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Plan.

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Mammut FuMO52 L485(1) compensator room.

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This is the compensator room looking at the entrance and the close combat window. Door on the right to the crew/ventilation room.

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Plan.

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Mammut FuMO52 L485(1) entrance..

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Entrance viewed through the close combat window.

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Plan.

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Mammut FuMO52 L485(1) emergency current room.

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Emergency current room. Emergency generating room.

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Plan.

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8KW generator.

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Mammut FuMO52 L485(1) re-cooling room.

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Re-cooling room.

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Plan.

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Mammut FuMO52 L485(1).

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The view along the rear of the bunker with the close combat window embrasure covering the entrance.

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Plan.

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Tobruk defence.

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Plan.

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This trench outside the bunker continues away.

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The area around the L485 Bunker.
The trench in the last photo leads away towards the yellow square. We did not venture into the heather and brambles to these buildings.

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The Cap, the above picture is the area of the yellow square on the left.

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Brickwork on the side of the trench.

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Trench to the Flak.
Trenches were dug out from the L485 to several emplacements, one of these trenches has been cleaned out and you can follow it to a 2cm AA gun emplacement.

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a plan of the bunker, trench, AA emplacement & a reservoir. .

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2cm AA emplacement.

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2cm Flak.

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2cm Flak bases.

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2cm Flak.

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2cm AA Emplacement. The gun sat on this mounting.

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2cm Flak 30.

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La318 Cap Frehel Pointe du Jas. Wasser reservoir

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Water was needed to cool the radars.

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Flak position and the water reservoir.

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Plan of the Cape.

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Cap Frehel.

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