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1 x R600.
1 x R 612.
5 x Vf2a.
2 x Vf51a.
7 x Vf58c.
1 x Pz.T. 3.7cm KwK.
2 x Vf/ Schartenstand.
4 x field bunkers. Some tunneling.
1 Kabelschalstelle type C.
1 x 7.5cm F.K.Lag.

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A 7.5 F.K.

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R600b 5cm KwK gun bunker.

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Kabelschalstelle not sure what type.

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Puys, Dieppe.

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Seen from the ferry leaving Dieppe.

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1960's

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Red circles from L/R
The first a bunker of some type, now removed.
The second was a Pz.T. 3.7cm KwK.
The third an R612 casemate for a 7.5cm gun.
The fourth a Schartenstand observation post.
The fifth on the right a Vf bunker.

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The first bunker set in front of the house. The roof was removed from the house possibly to re use the timbers.

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Pz.T. 3.7cm KwK. Tobruk.

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R612 casemate plan.

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1960's

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R612 Casemate.

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Set into an earth bank. In-front the flat piece of land is where a beautiful Casino building was demolished to allow better defence for the town.

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The casino at Puys.

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Gun room.

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7.5cm Field Kannon.

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21 February 2014

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Canadian Memorial to the Dieppe Raid in 1942.

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21 February 2014

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Canadian Memorial to the Dieppe Raid in 1942.

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To the left a Schartenstand Observation Post.

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It may have had a machine gun inside able to fire through the slit but it actually was an observation post.

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Observation

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21 February 2014

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Schartenstand Observation Post.

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Note the local camouflage at the front.

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It looks like this type that is used a lot along this coast.

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21 February 2014

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Pz.T. 3.7cm KwK Tobruk.

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This a Tobruk with a Pz.T. 3.7cm tank turret.

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Pz.T. 3.7cm tank turret. 

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Renault FT tank (f).

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The turret after capture in 1944.

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1960's

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The Tobruk in the 60's

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The picture showing the original Tobruk entrance now has a nice new door with a window.

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Tobruk and turret.

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3.7cm gun inside the turret.

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21 February 2014

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Schartenstand.

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I am not sure of the date of this photo the Schartenstand is there and the bunker in front of the house on the hill but the house still has a roof?

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21 February 2014

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Vf Bunker & the second Schartenstand.

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Schartenstand.

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Cape Griz Nez.

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21 February 2014

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Vf Bunker.

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The Schartenstand.

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Now like many of its contemporaries languishing on the beach.

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Observation bunker, one or two small rooms and the observation room.

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This is how the observation room would have looked.

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21 February 2014

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Looking along the coast other way.

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21 February 2014

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Shell or bomb crater.

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Now in piece mother and child can play on an old battle field.

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Canadians closing on Puys in 1942.

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Destroyer laying a smoke screen.

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Blue beach attacked by the Royal Regiment of Canada.

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21 February 2014

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Another 1960's Post Card.

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Of the Canadians that landed over 200 died and the rest were captured.

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The RAF put up more fighter aircraft than ever before and flew sortie after sortie Hurry bombers bombed the the gun batteries.

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Spitfires found the Germans had a new fighter, faster than the Spitfires in production in 1942.

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The FW190.

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View from Neuville-les-Dieppe.

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1945

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An air view Puys 1945.

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The heavy gun battery at Neuville showing the bombing of 1944.

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21 February 2014

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La Plage de Puys-Sous-Dieppe, Ciel D'Orage - Albert Lebourg.

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Stormy Skies by Albert Lebourg painted in 1880.