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Ra107 Pointe du Meinga, Festung St Malo.

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Ra107 Pointe du Meinga.
2 x R612
1 x R667/SK.
2 x R600.
2 x R501.
2 x Vf/MG Stand.
2 x Unterstand.
4 x Vf58c Tobruk's.
1 x SK/Schartenstand for a 5cm KwK gun.
2 x 7.5cm F.K.
2 x 5cm KwK L/42.
1 x 2cm Flak 30.

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R612 casemate for an assault gun.

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R600 emplacement for a 5cm KwK gun.

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R501 group bunker.

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Ra107 Pointe du Meinga image

05 December 2013

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Ra107 Pointe du Meinga, Festung St Malo.

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The Pointe sticks out pointing due north, the yellow square ? I have a 1950's which shows what look like bunkers and three red squares where I did find bunkers ant the last yellow square on the north tip is a bomb crater one of many that were here around the fall of St Malo. The yellow dot looks as though its a bunker but I did not go that far.

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The bombing of France by the USAAF.

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Stützpunkt Meinga.

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A 1943 Plan.

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25 November 2013

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Ra107 Pointe du Meinga, Festung St Malo.

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I have super imposed where I think the bunkers were placed. The centre one looks as though it was in process of being built.

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A close up of one of the bunkers.

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Ra107 Pointe du Meinga, Festung St Malo.

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Pointe du Meinga.

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Ra107 Pointe du Meinga, Festung St Malo.

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The path to the point.

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Ra107 Pointe du Meinga, Festung St Malo.

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The path to the pointe a bit further on and the fence posts are made from old beach defences. These would have lined the beach in at least two rows.

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Tetrahedral.

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Tetrahedral beach defence.

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SK/Schartenstand for a 5cm KwK Pak gun.

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5cm KwK 39 L42.

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5cm KwK 39 L42.

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Looking along the headland.

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Looking along the headland with the SK/Schartenstand in the middle distance.

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SK/Schartenstand for a 5cm KwK Pak gun.

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SK/Schartenstand plus an R600.

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Steps run down to a trench, left to the SK/Schartenstand and right R600 bunker.

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SK/Schartenstand plus an R600.

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Set into the rocks this bunker would have been very hard to knock out.

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SK/Schartenstand plus an R600.

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A very heavy concrete cab was used to cover the start of the trench.

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SK/Schartenstand.

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SK/Schartenstand plus an R600.

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The trench from the casemate to the bunker

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Plan.

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SK/Schartenstand gun room.

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A lovely view.

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SK/Schartenstand gun room.

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The rear of the gun room with the rear door and a small ammunition space in the corner.

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Plan.

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5cm ammunition boxes.

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SK/Schartenstand gun room.

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Gun base hold fast.

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5cm KwK 39 L42.

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The trench.

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Cut out of solid rock.

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Trench leading to an R600 bunker

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Very overgrown.

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Plan.

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R600 bunker entrance.

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R600 bunker plan.

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R600 bunker passage.

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Passageway with a small storage area at the end.

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Plan.

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R600 bunker crew room door.

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A 19P7 thin steel door into the crew room.

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A 19P7 thin steel door with a rubber gas seal all the way around it and a small glass window.

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R600 bunker crew room.

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Plan.

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R600 bunker crew room.

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Left side is the gas filter. Right is the escape hatch.

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410p9 door.

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Escape.

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R600 bunker door to ammunition room.

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A double heavy steel door in two parts to the ammunition room.

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434p01 door.

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Ammunition boxes.

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Niche at the end of the passage.

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A small storage area at the end of the passage for personal equipment.

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Crews bits.

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Step access.

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Steps down and the stone wall is shaped to allow a machine gunner to cover the entrance.

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The View of the beach defended.

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SK/Schartenstand on the right and a R612 on the left.

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A 1950's air photo.

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Above the red square is the R612 casemate for an assault gun and the red square is a Tobruk.

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R612 with two small ammunition spaces.

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Tobruk.

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7.5cm Field Kannon.

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R612 set nicely into the cliff face.

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A nice shape over the door to stop rain water dripping into the front door.

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R612 & an Eisenpfahel.

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Still here after all these years an Eisenpfahel barbed wire support where barbed wire entanglement would have been placed both sides of the casemate and possibly minefields in front and behind.

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Eisenpfahel barbed wire support.

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R612 rear entrance.

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Image in the 1950's.

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R612 view through the rear door.

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Gun being fired.

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The area the gun would have covered.

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Hedge row with a Tobruk in it.

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The Tobruk in the hedge.

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Tobruk rear.

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I am not sure if this Tobruk is not a modified type?

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Tobruk looks as it does not have a rear storage area?

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Standard Tobruk.

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Tobruk.

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Looking into the machine gun ring.

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A mounting that fits into the gun ring on the Tobruk and a machine gun set on it and a place to rest your elbows.

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Another form of ring mount.

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This may have been a machine gun position?

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Plan.

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The Pointe.

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Note the bomb crater right on the pointe, there were at least three here.

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The three bomb craters that can be seen today.

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B17.

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