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Roscoff is the furthest port on the north west coast of with sailing links now to Ireland and Plymouth. The old port is protected by a French fort that was strengthened as part of the Atlantikwall. We visited the town and walked around the bay from the old town to the fort.

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2 x R611 casemates.
1 x R631 casemate.
1 x R661/Sk casualty assembly bunker.
1 x R627/Sk Artillery observation post.
1 x R634 six embrasure turret bunker.
1 x R501 group shelter.
1 x R621 group shelter.
2 x R667's casemate for a 5cm KwK gun.
4 x Vf67's Tobruk for a Pz.T. FT17 MG331(f). .
1 x Vf226 .
3 x Vf58c Tobruk's.
4 x Feldm.
2 x Flakstellung.
3 x Pz.T. FT17 MG331(f)
2 x 7.5cm F.K.38.
2 x 5cm KwK L/42.
2 x 2cm Flak 30.
1 x 4.7cm Pak K.36(t).

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Vf67 Tobruk for a Pz.T. FT17 MG331(f).

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R611 casemates.

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R631 casemate.

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The old port of Roscoff.

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The sea wall & fort.
The view from the old town towards the fort on Pointe de Bloscan. The defence area of Mo94 is at the pointe.

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This area was garrisoned by Inf. Regt. 100, many left as the Americans advanced west and helped in the defence of Brest.

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Walking around the bay I noticed the first bunker on the right an R631, embrasure emplacement for a 4.7cm K36(t) Skoda A/T gun with a co-axle sMG37(t).

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A 4.7cm K36(t) Skoda A/T gun with a co-axle sMG37(t).

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There were three Pz.T. FT17 MG331(f) turrets in Mo94.

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R667 for a 5cm KwK Pak gun.

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R631 casemate for a 4.7cm K36(t) Skoda A/T gun with a co-axle sMG37(t).

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R631 casemate.

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The distinctive crenellation camouflage around its roof.

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An original photo showing the crenellations.

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R631 4.7cm Pak K.36(t) casemate.
The entrance door is behind the bush and you would have to pass the close combat embrasure where a machine gun could give cover to any body trying to enter.

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A 483p2 close combat embrasure.

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Gunner at his position.

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Gun room at another casemate.

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R631 4.7cm Pak K.36(t) casemate.
Close combat embrasure and you can just see the door to its left.

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Close combat defence.

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Crew room of another bunker.

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R631 casemate for a 4.7cm Festungspak(t) gun (counter clockwise) Close combat defence room, Gas lock & entrance, Crew room, Ammunition room, and then Gun room.

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R631 Skoda gun casemate.
Full front view.

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4.7cm Skoda gun from the rear.

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Skoda bunkers gun room in another bunker.

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Ammunition room of another bunker.

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R631 4.7cm Pak K.36(t) casemate.
The steel door is nearly in the closed position.

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The plate at the front could be drawn up over the gun to protect it from direct fire.

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Skoda gun and crew with the gun commander stood looking through a slit to the right of the gun embrasure able to locate targets fore the gunner to fire at.

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The plate covering the gun.

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R631 4.7cm Pak K.36(t) casemate.

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Ball joint gun embrasure mounting.

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This is the ball joint fitted to the gun.

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4.7cm Pak (t) Skoda MG 37 coaxial machine gun.

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R631 4.7cm Pak K.36(t) casemate.
The field of fire from the main gun.

The view from the Tobruk on the roof.

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21 November 2009

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2 x R611 casemate for a 7.5cm F.K.38 field gun. View across to the second R611 & the fort (yellow circle). (Red circle) the first R611. R611 casemate is a very interesting one. It has a gun room with a passage, two doors at the rear for a field gun to be brought through, shell & case room magazines, large crew room with periscope, gas lock & close combat defence room.

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The rear door.

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494p2 large double door the type that may have been used here.

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Plan of this R611.

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R611 casemate for a 7.5cm F.K.38 field gun. This photo was taken in November 2009 and conversions are going a pace now.

imageR611 casemate for a field gun, usually a 7.5cm F.K.38
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7.5cm F.K.38

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21 November 2009

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R611 casemate for a 7.5cm F.K.38 field gun.
I found these two photos in my archive, I have no idea where they came from?? but somebody has a new use for it.

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Gun embrasure

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Field gun.

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R611 casemate for a 7.5cm F.K.38 field gun.
I found these two photos in my archive, I have no idea where they came from??

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looking from the rear door to the embrasure at the front.

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R611 casemate for a 7.5cm F.K.38 field gun. The rear entrance into the R611 with tank walls each side but the rear has been built onto.

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The blue arrow is where a periscope was fitted.

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The old fort. Looking down from chapel hill into the fort, fish farm and factory & now almost derelict.

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A view of the fort & fish farm pre Atlantikwall.

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Corpse de Garde now completely removed.

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Corpse de Garde.

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Second R611.

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The second R611 casemate for a 7.5cm F.K.38 field gun.

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The second R611 casemate for a 7.5cm F.K.38 field gun.

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The H611 casemate is a very interesting one. It has a gun room with a passage to doors at the rear for a field gun to be brought through. A shell & case room magazines. A large crew room with periscope. Gas lock & close combat defence room.

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Gun room mechanism.

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This is where the metal plate could be drawn up over the embrasure to cover the gun.

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This R611 has an extra ammunition room added to the side.

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The area the gun could cover with Ike de Batz in the distance, also note the loops set into the rock to hold down barbed wire.

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Ile de Batz.
Wn Mo100a, 100b.
Wn Mo 101 to Ma107.
2 x 7.5cm Pak.
2 x 5cm KwK Pak's.
Some 2cm Flak 28's.
s.Kp.Ma.Fl.Abt.231.
Stab 111./Gren.Rgt.899.

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The second R611 at the back with an extended ammunition room added and the rear door further up.

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7.5cm F.K.38 Field Gun.

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The second R611 the telephone insulator arms are still in place.

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Plan.

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Telephone insulter’s arms.

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Gun room [Fort Varde]

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21 November 2009

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A set of Vf shelters.
Trench running back from the gun on the right.

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Vf = Verstarkt Feldmäßig (Reinforced in field). This bunker has two entrances either side but there is no way in without moving years of rubbish.

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A set of Vf shelters.
These could be a small command post.

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A set of Vf shelters. The view down from the Chapel.

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Tobruk ringstand Vf58c. I have seen this Tobruk in lots of books and on websites and thought how I too would like to see it. Well I have and on the day I nearly fell off the wall going to see it as it was so wet and windy.

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A soldier looking down the sights of his MG34 in this Tobruk.

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Soldiers on exorcise defending the fort looking towards the light house.

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I stood taking this picture in rain and wind trying to blow me off the wall, but I got the photo.

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A then and now almost photo. Next time.

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21 November 2009

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Very wet feet. Screw pickets cemented into the old fort walls.

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Planting screw pickets.

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Fort view along the front. The seaward wall of the fort.

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The Pointe.

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View back towards the chapel in the rain. Looking back at the entrance to the fort.

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The original fort entrance.

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The Corps de Garde here, was a design of Vauban.

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Reinforced old fort building. Most of the forts inner buildings have now vanished but these are the only ones left.

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Old bits.

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Ammunition niche near the fort entrance.

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Inside.

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Vf & H611 bunkers.
Looking back at where the Corpse de Garde once stood.

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A bunker behind the waste materiel's is a Feldm. Also there was a 2cm Flak 30 sighted amongst the rubbish.

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2cm Flak 30.

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R667 casemate for a 5cm KwK Pak Gun.
All you see is the roof section as the path goes over the top.

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Along a path just behind the sea is a path with two R667 casemates for 5cm L/42 KwK Pak guns.

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5cm L/42 KwK Pak guns.  

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R667 casemate in Normandy.

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R667 Casemate for a 5cm KwK Pak Gun.
Its right down just above sea level. That would have made them very damp places to guard.

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Plan.

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5cm KwK L/42 Pak.

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This is the beach they were protecting. Why?

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On the Chapel Hill. A Tobruk Vf58c.

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Tobruk Vf58c plan.

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A contemporary photo of the Chapel and a 7.5cm Gun.
Dug in at the chapel is a 7.5cm gun that may have been transferred down into one of the R611 casemates?

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21 November 2009

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The view from the Chapel Hill.

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An other Tobruk in the flower bed.

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The chapel on the hill.