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Several 5cm mortars, machine-guns and a small cannon.

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5cm mortar.

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Mg34.

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Troops.

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Back up the Rue de Mer there is a track leading into the field.

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Omaha Beach.

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The area this defence covers the American sector of Dog Green. The 11th Battalion 726th Regiment covered this area.

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The landings.

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Plan of German units at this part of Omaha.

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Plan of Wn71 Vierville-sur-Mer est.

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The green path takes you up to the defence.

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06 October 2013

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The view at high tide.

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1940's

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The defence was situated on this bluff, this picture is an early photo of the area before the defences were built up.

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Plan of Wn71 Vierville-sur-Mer est.

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A plan of the trenches and positions.

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I think the prominent observation bunker was just a concrete covered foxhole (this is Wn60).

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The viewing port at Wn60.

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24 September 2005

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The path up to Wn71 Vierville-sur-Mer est.

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24 September 2005

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Defence post.

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Behind the post is the entrance trench impossible to get in.

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24 September 2005

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The trench continuing on around the headland.

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24 September 2005

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Double machine gun embrasure.

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The view from the valley of the double embrasure. This only covered the valley and does not cover the beaches.

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Plan of the bunker.

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Some information here.

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The direction of fire.

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24 September 2005

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The first Tobruk.

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A 5cm Mortar fitting spigot.

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A 50mm mortar Tobruk at Wn61.

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5cm Model 36 mortar.

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50mm mortar.

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50mm mortar.

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50mm mortar with an improvised mounting inside a Tobruk similar to this one.

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24 September 2005

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50mm mortar.

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The mortar bombs came in boxes of ten.

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24 September 2005

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Part of one of the open pits attached to the trench system overlooking the beach. The tin may be left over from the trenches

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This is the view they would have had.

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24 September 2005

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Grand Abri.

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The Grand Abri. A lovely name for the largest bunker here.

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Grand Abri.

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Grand Abri.

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Inside.

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Grand Abri.

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A window and also doubles as an escape hole.

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24 September 2005

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Mortar Pit.

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This one has a different fitting.

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24 September 2005

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Eisenpfahel.

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A German picket post for a barbed wire defence.

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Some information here.

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24 September 2005

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Mulberry Harbour.

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Parts of the Mulberry 'A' (American). I believe it was brought up from the sea bed but I am not too sure about that fact.

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Mulberry A wrecked pontoon & causeway after the storm.

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The pontoon section that is saved replicates this picture of the original.

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06 June 1944

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Omaha Beach.

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