Wn07 Ouistreham, Pointe du Siège

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2nd Grenadier-Regiment 736.
1 x Vf/Skoda.
1 x H634.
1 x H667.
2 x Vf/Gr. W.
3 x Vf58c Tobruk's.
2 x 5cm Ringstand.
1 x Vf/MG.
1 x 4.7cm Pak 36(t).
2 x 5cm KwK L/60.

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R634.

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R667.

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Vf/Skoda.

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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.

 

Wn07 Ouistreham, Pointe du Siège.

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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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Plan of Wn07 and the Tobruk's on the west bank. Most of the Wn07 can be found.

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Caen Canal Ouistreham and Pointe du Siège Plan.

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Caen Canal Ouistreham and Pointe du Siège.

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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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Wn07 Ouistreham, Pointe du Siège R634.

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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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The Dome.

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Looking up into the dome.

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R630 dome.

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R634 bunker.

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The bunker from above.

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Ouistreham lighthouse ringstand for a 5cm KwK Pak gun.

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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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Ouistreham lighthouse.

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Ouistreham lighthouse battle damage.

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5cm KwK Pak ringstand.

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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. Showing the field of fire this gun would have had.

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A 1944 30 A.S.U. Photo.

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The inner harbour just after the lock.
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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5cm KwK Pak ringstand camouflaged concrete.

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Wn07 Ouistreham, Pointe du Siège Vf58c Tobruk.

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There were three here and I now have found two.

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Vf58c Tobruk.

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Wn07 Ouistreham, Pointe du Siège Vf58c Tobruk.

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Now a flag stand.

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Wn07 Ouistreham, Pointe du Siège 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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Wn07 Ouistreham, Pointe du Siège 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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Wn07 Ouistreham, Pointe du Siège 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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Wn07 Ouistreham, Pointe du Siège 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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Wn07 Ouistreham, Pointe du Siège Vf/GrW 80mm mortar Tobruk.

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

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Vf/GrW 80mm mortar Tobruk. Vf61a?

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80mm mortar.

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MT - mortar Tobruk.
T - Tobruk.
Garages.

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Wn07 Ouistreham, Pointe du Siège Vf/GrW 80mm mortar Tobruk.

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A large Tobruk so an 80mm 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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Wn07 Ouistreham, Pointe du Siège Vf/GrW 80mm 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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Wn07 Ouistreham, Pointe du Siège 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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Wn07 Ouistreham, Pointe du Siège Tobruk Vf58c.

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The house The house has been recently built.

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Chemin de la Pointe du Siège.

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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 for a 5cm KwK Pak L/60.

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Plan of an R667.

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R667 at Omaha Beach..

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The square is the R667 and the circle is a bunker of some type.

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Bricked up gun room on the right .

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Pointe du Siège.

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