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Kergonan, Carnac. Batterie 10./A.R.275

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Batterie 10/ Artillery Regiment 275.
4 x R669.
4 x 15cm s.F.H. 18/40 guns. (Field Howitzer)

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15cm s.F.H. 18/40.

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Kergonan, Carnac. Batterie 10./A.R.275.

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Kergonan, Carnac. Batterie 10./A.R.275 (the first visit in 2002 I came in from the north and in 2013 I came up from the south.

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I come in from the south, there is a track that comes up to the battery which is quite narrow and as long as you do not use your wife's car like me its probably better as the farm entrance looks blocked off. Last visit July 2013.

Kergonan, Carnac. Batterie 10./A.R.275

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1940's

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15cm s.F.H. 18/40 (Bund.Arch).

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These seem very big guns to fit into an R669 casemate?

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15cm s.F.H. 18/40.

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15cm s.F.H. 18/40.

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24 June 2002.

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Turm 1 R669 Casemate.

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24th June 2002 looking from the south.

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29 August 2013

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Turm 1 R669 Casemate.

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29th August 2012 looking from the south.

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Officers working out a fire plan.

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24 June 2002.

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Turm 1 R669 Casemate.

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Rear door.

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24 June 2002.

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Turm 1 R669 Casemate.

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24 June 2002.

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Turm 3.

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Rear door.

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29 August 2013

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Turm 1.

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Now being used as a horse stables.

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29 August 2013

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Turm 2.

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Unable to get inside now.

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24 June 2002.

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Turm 2 Rear Entrance.

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The black on the rear wall is to stop damp getting in to the bunker when earth is heaped up against it. A sort of tar paint.

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24 June 2002.

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Turm 2 Gun Room.

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Tracks for the guns wheals to go in. This battery would have been a field gun battery out in the open and only brought inside around early 1944.

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24 June 2002.

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Left Ammunition Niche Extraction.

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Below a plan of the extraction from an R669 casemate.

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Plan of the extraction of foul gases when a gun is fired, the fan sits in the ammunition niche on the left and when the gun fires the gases are sucked from ducts in the ceiling and then pushed out of vents at the rear.

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Extraction fan.

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Extraction vent.

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24 June 2002.

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Ammunition storage niche.

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Plan of how the ammunition would have been stored.

imagePlan showing the two rear ammunition rooms, here they would have placed the shells in one side and case in the other.
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Case ammunition and storage boxes.

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24 June 2002.

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Term 3

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Rear door.

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494p2 rear door that may have been fitted hear if they had arrived in time.

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Vent for extraction fan.

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24 June 2002.

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One of the other rear doors closed off with PSP (Pierced Steel Planking)

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Americans laying PSP on an airfield.

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29 August 2013

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Turm 3

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24 June 2002.

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The Gun Line.

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24 June 2002.

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Sunset.

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A perfect sunset to a perfect day. Started at Fort Bloque next Gavres next Etel next Plouharnel and then Carnac 24 June 2002.