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Cancale a wonderful place for sea food. Situated on the coast between Le Mont Saint Michel and Saint-Malo.
Ra104b:
1 x R502.
1 x R600.
1 x 5cm KwK ringstand.
1 x R504.
1 x R667/SK.
6 x Vf68c.
1 x Stolen.
2 x 5cm KwK L/42 guns.
Ra310a:
Station Kriegsmarine, 1./3. Funkmess-Abteilung.
1 x SK/Machinenstand.
1 x Fu.MG Seetakt Gema.

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Tobruk.

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R504.

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R502.

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Pointe du Grouin.

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Ra104b (red) is the pointe and Ra310a (yellow) is the radar station.

Ra310a:
Station Kriegsmarine, 1./3. Funkmess-Abteilung.

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Pointe du Grouin. The view

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The view back as we started out on our walk. Ra104a Château de la Barbe Brulée. (That is for another day)

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The first Tobruk.

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Plan.

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Plan of a Tobruk.

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SK/Machinenstand.
This is the power house for the radars and the equipment in the exploitation bunker.

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8 KW Generator.

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Radar Exploitation Bunker.

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Radar Exploitation Bunker.
Behind this bunker was a Seetakt Gema radar.

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Seetakt Gema radar.

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Radar Exploitation Bunker.

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Radar image.

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Radar Exploitation Bunker. The entrance into the bunker where quite large electrical equipment would have been brought in.

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A Gema valve.

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A plan of how it may be. A big entrance to allow large machinery to be moved in. You cannot get access.

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Radar Exploitation Bunker & Radar. Behind the French semaphore.
A view back at the semaphore with the radar bunker and to its right the place the radar would have been placed. I have cut and pasted a Seetakt Gema radar scanner onto the picture to show what it may have looked like.

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Seetakt Gema radar.

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R502 twin group bunker. Inset the Tobruk attached to the bunker.

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R502 twin group shelter plan.

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R502 twin group shelter.

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The Pointe.

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The west side of the Pointe
With the Semaphore above you can see one H667/SK 5cm KwK bunker and a covered Tobruk.

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R667.

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R667/Sk bunker for a 5cm KwK gun.
A long way down. R667/SK emplacement for a 5cm KwK 39 L/42 Pak gun

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5cm KwK 39 L/42 Pak gun.

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How to get to the bunker. I'm too old for this.

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R667/Sk bunker for a 5cm KwK gun.

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R667/Sk bunker for a 5cm KwK gun. The gun room with the ready ammunition storage on the left, then the door, to the right is a square chute for putting the fired brass case to clear them from the gun room. Behind the wall (inset) is an added ammunition room.

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R667/SK with extra ammunition or crew space behind.

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R667/Sk bunker for a 5cm KwK gun. Part of the corroded gun still in place.

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R667/Sk bunker for a 5cm KwK gun.

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R667/Sk bunker for a 5cm KwK gun the view from the door.

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Covered Tobruk. Two very unusual Tobruk's they could only fire one direction covering a small area?

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Covered Tobruk two.

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R600 ringstand and personnel bunker.
Set into the side of the cliff is a very well camouflaged ringstand for a 5cm KwK and behind a personnel / ammunition bunker.

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R600 personnel & ammunition rooms.

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Ringstand.

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5cm 39 L/42 KwK Pak gun.

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The ringstand. R600 ringstand and personnel bunker.

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R600 ringstand and bunker.

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5cm ammunition.

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R600 ringstand and personnel bunker. A narrow passageway to the bunker.

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5cm KwK 39 L/42.

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R600 ringstand. The view the gunners would have had. Ready ammunition would have been stored in the niches set around the ringstands low wall.

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5cm ammunition.

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R600 ringstand and personnel bunker.
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steps down into the bunker.
Right : the gas lock area and an armoured door to the ammunition room.

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R600 ringstand and personnel bunker. The armoured door to the ammunition room showing the door fittings. A Marine type door 434p01.

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Armoured 434p01 door.

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Ammunition room R600 ringstand and personnel bunker. Crew room on the left, ammunition room on the right and the gas lock in the front.

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Ammunition wooden box.

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Ammunition room R600 ringstand and personnel bunker. The ammunition room, the painting on the wall is NOT original we believe.

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Crew room R600 ringstand and personnel bunker.
The crew room with the main door and an escape passage and 410p9 escape door.

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The way the escape works with the door and a passage through the concrete wall and a steel ladder up the side.

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410p9 escape door.

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R504 gun garage for a 3.7cm Pak gun. The bunker is set into a bank with access both ways.

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3.7cm Pak

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R505 garage and two crew rooms.

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The Pak gun could be moved up to the coast or back to the road making a flexible defence.

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R504 gun garage for a 3.7cm Pak gun.
Inset is a gate (491p2 Gittertur).

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How it may look inside. An R504 at Ra670.

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Crew room. An R504 at Ra670.

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491p2 Gittertur gate.

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R504 gun garage for a 3.7cm Pak gun.
Looking into the entrance through the Gittertur with the close combat window protecting the entrance. On the right is the escape tunnel.

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Close combat window.

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Crew with a close combat window behind.

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R504 garage. 494p2 armoured double garage door.

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494p2 double heavy steel armoured doors.

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Side view of the R504 garage.

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Map.

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Pointe du Grouin.

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The view from the Pointe.
The Brittany coastline is very varied and beautiful, here with with cliffs, small coves, fishing ports and fine sandy beaches.