Wn07 Ouistreham, Pointe du Siège

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R634.

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R667.

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Tobruk.

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If you are coming from the ferry port cross over the lock gate bridge (very tight fit for a medium to large car) and drive out to the R634 bunker with the dome on the top. Then back to the light house where a 5cm KwK Pak was situated(I have not visited this yet), then take the Chemin De La Pointe du Sage. On the right is a large Tobruk and then a thatched house on the left a small Tobruk and on to the sea front and the R667 set into the bank.

 

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Kew NA 1941 PRU 20.11.41 F/14.0

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Photo Reconnaissance Unit picture taken in 1941 showing the pointe, river estuary and the canal very clearly.

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A PRU Spitfire.

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Cameras being placed into a Spitfire.

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Medmenham interpreters working on air photos.

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2nd Grenadier-Regiment 736.
1 x Vf/Skoda.
1 x R634.
2 x R667.
2 x Vf/Gr. W mortar.
7 x Tobruk's.
1 x 5cm Ringstand.
1 x Vf/MG.
1 x 4.7cm Pak 36(t).
2 x 5cm KwK L/60. .

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Caen Canal Ouistreham and Pointe du Siège Plan of what can be easily seen today.

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Caen Canal Ouistreham and Pointe du Siège.

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Wn07 Ouistreham, Pointe du Siège 
R634 bunker

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R634 bunker for a six embrasured turret (dome).

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R634.

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A dome at Omaha beach museum.

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Inside a dome.

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R634 bunker .

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There would have been no port on the left bank just a vast area of sand and dunes.

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Under construction.

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R634 bunker

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A 20P7 Dome. Sechsschartentürm, six embrasured Cupola.

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Looking up into the dome.


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Inside a dome.

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R634 bunker

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R630 looking back on Wn07.

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R634 bunker

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The bunker from above.

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Ouistreham lighthouse

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MG.Stand. Nr.1694 ringstand for a 5cm KwK Pak gun. Bf.58c Tobruk & an R667 casemate that may or may not have been built.

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Ringstand for a 5cm KwK Pak gun.

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How the ringstand may have looked.

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How the ringstand may have looked.

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MG Stand.

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Bf.58c Tobruk.

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R667 casemate.

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Ouistreham lighthouse.

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The building on the left is pre wartime and a French canal/port building.

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Ouistreham lighthouse

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Battle damage. There was quite a bit of two and fro, the Commandos turned up, found the defence was a bit more than they had imagines. So they turned right and carried on with their second target, Wn13 Pont sur le Canal, better known as Pegasus Bridge. That left the beach party that landed later and some Churchill Petard & flail tanks that came along and gradually took the position.

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5cm KwK Pak ringstand.

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Ringstand still there.

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5cm KwK Pak L/60 gun

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How it may have looked.

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5cm KwK Pak ringstand.

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Showing the field of fire this gun would have had.

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5cm KwK Pak ringstand.

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Camouflaged concrete on the ringstand.

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A 1944 30 A.S.U. Photo.

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The inner harbour just after the lock.

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The port was to be taken by the Commandos on D-Day, they started to attack and started to get bogged down in a lot of street fighting. They disengaged and continued on to Benouville and the bridge. It took the Beach Defence group and some Churchill & Sherman AVRE's to clear the area the next day.

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Vf58c Tobruk.

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There were several here and I now have found two.

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Vf58c Tobruk.

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Vf58c Tobruk.

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Now a flag stand.

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French Dreadnought Courbet

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Named after Admiral Amédée Courbet she was sailed to England and taken over by the Free French forces and just after D-Day was either sailed or towed across the channel and sunk in shallow water off Ouistreham as a part of the Mulberry harbour on Sword Beach. The Germans expended a lot of energy on trying to sink her, the guns of Mont Canisy and Houlgate, also a mini submarine attack.

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French Dreadnought Courbet

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Settled on the sea bed off Ouistreham.

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German midget submarine.

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Pak gun garages??

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These two garages could have been Pak garages for 2.5cm anti-tank guns??

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2.5cm Pak gun.

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Pak gun garages??

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Slits on this side may have been embrasures for rifle or machine guns covering the canal side.

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Pak gun garages??

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A closer look at the embrasure.

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Wn07 Ouistreham, Pointe du Siège
Pak gun garages??

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Two garages and an extension is modern. I am not sure if these are original and air photos do not show them up clearly and this area was completely re modelled when a marina was built.

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Pak gun garages??

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Wn07 Ouistreham, Pointe du Siège
Number 23.

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There were probably many of these bollards both sides of the canal to tie up ships. First a cannon was set with a canon ball set in its open barrel and then made into a sand mould. The barrel removed and old melted down iron poured into the mould. And a solid cast iron bollard is made.

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Napoleon.

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Vaisseau de 80 Canons

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French ships cannon firing.

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Vf/GrW 8.14cm mortar Tobruk.

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This mortar would easily cover the whole of the Wn07 defence.

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May be an Ic.116 type of Tobruk.

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Gr.W.8.14cm mortar.

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MT - mortar Tobruk.
T - Tobruk.
Garages.

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Vf/GrW 80mm mortar Tobruk

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A large Tobruk so an 8.14cm mortar could be used in safety inside it with 360deg it could cover a very large area. Certain areas would be pre marked on maps, plans and also sometimes painted on the rim of the Tobruk. Then if one of his platoon needed help, he could just call him on a field telephone and ask for support . If boats came in they could call White B and the mortars could fire on that square, if the infantry had reached the beach, then Black 2 could be called down.

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80mm mortar.

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Fire control map of the sort that may have existed.
White A B C.
Black 1 2 3.
Blue 1A.

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Mortar fire.

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Vf/GrW 8.14cm mortar Tobruk.

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If you turn up in the summer look at the bank where a small piece of concrete sticking out.

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Tobruk Vf58c.

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The next Tobruk covers the eastern edge of the Pointe du Siège.

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The Pointe. This could be the site of two more Tobruk's and a trench system.

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Tobruk Vf58c

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The house The house has been recently built.

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A Vf58c Tobruk plan.

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Chemin de la Pointe du Siège.

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R667 casemate

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R667 casemate for a 5cm KwK Pak L/60.

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Plan of an R667.

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Plan of an R667.

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5cm KwK Pak L/60.

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R667 casemate

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R667 casemate for a 5cm KwK Pak L/60.

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Plan of an R667.

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R667 on Omaha Beach..

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Arrow is the position of the R667.

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R667 casemate

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Bricked up gun room on the right .

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Pointe du Siège.

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