Wn19 Colleville-sur-Orne (nord)

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4./ Grenadier-Regiment 736.
2 x Vf58c Tobruk.
1 x Feldm.

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Vf58 Tobruk.

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Tobruk.

Wn19 Colleville-sur-Orne (nord)

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Situated just back from the beach.

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Wn19 was situated north of Colleville-sur-Orne and today there is very little remaining.

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1940's

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It looks as though it was set into a hedge row and the white marks left could be the two Tobruk's were??

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09 March 2013

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Its a slightly longer Tobruk than normal?

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It may be a Bf67neu?

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Tobruk design.

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Vf_Ic116

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To me this looks like a hurriedly made Tobruk. Its longer than it should be and is not finished off as most Tobruks were.

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Allied Bigot map

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The commando advance inland

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Showing up as the field with surrounding trees..

    The countryside has changed a lot, fields are larger and hedgerows removed.

Suddenly the column came to a halt. I pushed my way up a little lane with high hedgerows on either side and came to a gap where the hedge had been broken. On the far side of the gap a clump of bushes and there I saw my Second-in-Command. His face was a mass of blood. He had been hit by a grenade. He was in a shocking mess; knowing that speed was essential he had gallantly tried to rush a pillbox and received a stick grenade in the face.

    Somehow this had to be sorted out really quickly. There was no possibility of an alternative approach without running into more trouble. A wireless message came from Lord Lovat: 'Why are you halted?' The rest of the brigade, it must be remembered, was following in our tracks. It was our job t blaze a trail.

    About seventy yards away on the right I saw a British D.D. tank, which had come straight up a track from the beach. It lumbered forward and fired two rounds; the first on did no damage, but the second one split the pillbox like a rotten apple.

Now this action could have happened here??
(Commando Papers)

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Plan of possible attack.

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Commandos advancing.

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Attack.

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DD Sherman.

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German artillery map

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The German artillery fire plan for Wn19 actually marked on the plan. Also the names 'Feiburg', 'Füssen' & 'Engers' are the fire targets for beach drenching if the beach is attacked as it was on D-Day.

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7.5cm Field Kannon.

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7.5cm Field Gun.

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15cm Kannon.

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British Sherman's attacking near Evrecy.

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