Wn Vaucottes

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Wn Vaucottes.

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Vaucottes is in between Yport(in the north) & Etretat (in the south). A small valley leading to a beach with lovely half timbered houses clinging to the hillsides.
There were just a few defences here.
2 x Vf58c Tobruk's.
1 x Fieldmassing.
1 x Schartenstand.
Several of the houses may have been defended and used as barracks for a platoon of infantry, a road block and several trenches.

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The valley running down to the sea with the houses clinging to the hillsides and arrowed where the bunker we found.

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Wn Vaucottes.

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The valley running down to the sea with the houses climbing up the hillsides and the red square is where the bunker we found.

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The road to the beach.

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How the beach defences may have looked.

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Patrolling the roads.

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Troops patrolling the cliffs.

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19 June 1945

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Vaucottes-sur-Mer

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A British governments after the battle photo.

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I thought this my have been a 3.7cm anti-tank garage but it also may be a pre war garage.

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3.7cm Pak.

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14 June 1945

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Vaucottes-sur-Mer

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A British governments after the battle photo.

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1930 1934 Hispano Suiza.

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Vaucottes-sur-Mer

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The house on the hill.

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It may have been used as the local HQ building.

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Entrance to the bunker.

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View the other side showing the blast wall covering the entrance,

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A window next to the entrance.

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The bunker roof.

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Wn Vaucottes home sweet home..

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The house by the bunker with its motor garage.

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Possibly a field kitchen would feed the defence troops here.

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Horses would be used for transport.

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1908

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The White Cliffs, Vaucottes 1908
Sir William Rothensteine

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During World War I Rothensteine was an Official War Artist to the British and Canadian armies on the Western Front, recording the devastation caused by war.