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Wn17 de Colleville Part2, I have split Wn17 with here covering the perimeter defence and Part1 the inside of the defence.

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Stab Gren. Rgt. 736.
Stab I./A.R.1716.

1 x R605 Gun bunkerii.
2 x R608 Battalion & Regimental Headquarters.
3 x Vf/Bf58c Tobruk's.
1 x Water cistern.
1 x Peilstand [observation].
1 x Cuisine.
1 Brunnenbunker (well water pump).
1 x Vf67 Circular position for tank turret.
9 x Unterstands.
1 x 7.5cm F.K.231(f)
2 x 4.7 cm Pak 181 (f).
1 x 8.8cm Raketenpanzerbüchse and 8.8cm recoilless anti-tank gun.


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7.5cm F.H. (Field Howitzer) 232(f). A captured French gun.

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4.7cm Pak.

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8.8cm Raketenpanzerbüchse.

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"Hohe 61" --- Hill 61
Hillman -------- the allied code name for the defences.

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Plan ‘b’---- Here I am covering the area of the yellow circle the outer defence.

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Just over the road is the outer defence position an Unterstand. A small one roomed bunker.

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Crossing over the road the trench system continued all around the site.

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Wn17 de Colleville A position for a 4.7cm Pak & a 7.5cm F.K.231(f).

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Now completely removed were two open emplacements for the two guns and two more that could be used anywhere around the defence..
The 7.5cm F.H. (Field Howitzer) 231(f) could be used to fire either shrapnel shells at an attacking infantry or AP (armoured piercing) at light tanks and vehicles.
The second was a 4.7cm Pak an AT (anti-tank) gun. This also a very useful gun could hold off any British tank at a reasonable range.
There was a third 4.7cm Pak an AT gun kept safe in the PAK garage that could be used where necessary in the defence.
A fourth was an 8.8cm Raketenpanzerbüchse a recoilless light anti-tank.

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7.5cm F.H. (Field Howitzer) 232(f). A captured French gun.

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4.7cm Pak.

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8.8cm Raketenpanzerbüchse

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8.8cm Raketenpanzerbüchse ammunition.

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Wn17 de Colleville Bf58c Tobruk.

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One of the outer Tobruk's.

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Wn17 de Colleville Bf58c Tobruk.

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The hooks on the side are fore a camouflage net to be hooked over covering the trench that connects it to the defence.

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Bf58c Tobruk.

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Wn17 de Colleville Bf58c Tobruk.

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This Tobruk was set out right in the front of the defence position. It would have taken the full brunt of the British attack.

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Standard MG34 mounting for a Tobruk.

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Wn17 de Colleville Tobruk Observation Post.

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It looks like a wild animal but its just an adapted Tobruk attached to a small three roomed underground bunker

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Looking into the Tobruk observation.

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Observation.

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Looking into the Tobruk observation.

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The view out to sea. Here they would have watched the whole of the British D-Day attack and what they did not see they would have felt or heard.

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Wn17 de Colleville Tobruk Observation Post.

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The whole of the bunker.

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HMS Warspite.

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LCR firing rockets at the beach.

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DEFE 2/478 file.

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DEFE 2/478 details of the positions.

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DEFE 2/478 file.

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Wn17 de Colleville Tobruk Observation Post.

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The Unterstand layout from above.

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Window.

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Looking down it.

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All I could see inside.

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Unterstand.

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Entrance damage has been done more by farming than war.

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Entrance.

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A nice clean room.

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Window to allow light into the room.

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Another window to allow light into the room.

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Wn17 de Colleville Tobruk.

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Bf58c type Tobruk.

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Inside a Tobruk.

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Bf58c type Tobruk. The lines across it are from the farmers using a crop sprayer.

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Wn17 de Colleville Tobruk.

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The view into the crew room.

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Last Unterstand.

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Entrance.

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The left hand room.

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The right hand room with a window..

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Way out.

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An air vent or stove pipe hole.

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Bunker heating.

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Unterstand we did not enter.

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Wn17 de Colleville Tobruk.

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Off the plan out by the water tank another Tobruk. A lonely spot for the men that used it.

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