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StP Luise.

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1 x R612.
1 x R134.
3 x Vf2a.
2 x Vf58c. (Vf8?).
1 x Wasser Bunker.
1 x Pak stand.
3 x field bunkers.
1 x 7.5cm F.K. Field Kannon.
1 x 3.7cm Pak 35/36 Anti-tank gun.

StP Luise, Grand Fort Philippe (ouest).

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StP Luise

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Just on the western edge of Grand Fort Philippe covering its seaward entrance.

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StP Luise

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A 1947 photo StP Louise and all its bunkers showing up very well.

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StP Luise
Another of my wonderful plans of Louise.

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Sitting on the top of a dyke overlooking salt flats covering the harbour entrance. A Pak gun garage, two gun bunkers & ammunition and accommodation bunkers.

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Vf2a.

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R612.

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26 February 2005

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StP Luise
This is probably my favourite site I have visited

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I was here in 2005 and have never been back mores the pity.

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Coldstream Guards in Arras 1944.

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26 February 2005

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StP Luise

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26 February 2005

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StP Luise
R612 casemate for an assault gun.

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The rear door of this H612 covering the waterway.

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7.5cm F.K. Field Kannon.

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26 February 2005 Shooting Table Dirk Peeters

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StP Luise
R612 showing the embrasure.

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Two ammunition niches either side.

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Ammunition storage.

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26 February 2005

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R612 showing the embrasure.

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Nice camouflage.

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7.5cm F.K. (field Kannon)

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26 February 2005

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StP Luise
R612

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Casemate showing off its flanking wall and large rear hips.

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Plan of an R612.

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26 February 2005

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StP Luise
Part of the original Farm?

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The bricks may have been part of the old farm and pieces of defence work added to it.

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26 February 2005

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StP Luise
R134 Ammunition Bunker.

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An R134 ammunition bunker with extra pieces of concrete added to the rear blast wall to hold back earthen banks. Possibly entering a trench system.

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A plan of this R134.

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26 February 2005

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StP Luise
R134 Ammunition Bunker.

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The passage way.

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Two 434P01 door split armoured doors.

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26 February 2005

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StP Luise
R134 Ammunition Bunker.

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Inside one of the two ammunition rooms.

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26 February 2005

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StP Luise
Tobruk Defence.

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One of the two Vf58c (but could be a Vf8) defence Tobruk's on this site. It is linked to a Vf2 personnel bunker by a covered trench.

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Tobruk plan.

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A Tobruk with all its earth cover removed.

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26 February 2005

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Vf2a.

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Entrance into the three Vf2a personnel bunker in the distance. To the left is a well head and there is also a protected water bunker. The wall is all that remains of a hut of some sort.

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26 February 2005

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StP Luise
Vf2a personnel bunker also showing the escape hatch..

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The escape from the bunker.

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Plan of a Vf2a.

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Plan of the two types of escapes.

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Plan of the way the escapes works.

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26 February 2005

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StP Luise

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3.7cm Pak gun garage and firing point.

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3.7cm Pak.

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26 February 2005

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StP Luise
3.7cm Pak gun garage and firing point.

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The gun could be trundled up the slope onto the firing point.

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Ready to fire.

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3.7cm ammunition.

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26 February 2005

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StP Luise
3.7cm Pak gun garage.

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A very small garage.

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26 February 2005

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StP Luise
Vf casemate.

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I am not sure which gun would have been placed here. Its a lovely designed bunker but why it was built ? Well it could be that the local commander needed another gun bunker and Todt or Rad could not cope. So maybe the local army commander and either his staff (soldiers) or a local builder-built it? Well that's the theory.

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26 February 2005

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StP Luise
Vf casemate.

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Trench.

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26 February 2005

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StP Luise
Vf casemate gun room.

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Gun room may have had another field gun in here.

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26 February 2005

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Vf casemate gun room.

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The half round marks in the concrete are for the gun trails to sit in so that when the gun fires it doesn't jump backwards. And ammunition spaces set into the sides.

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Vf casemate Tobruk.

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Local defence Tobruk set into the bunkers right corner.

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26 February 2005

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Vf casemate Tobruk.

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One or two men would use this space to defend the casemate.

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26 February 2005

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Gravelines Mole Harbour Entrance

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The view across the salt flats to the harbour entrance.

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26 February 2005

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Air photo of StP Luise,

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A nice picture showing what look like large bomb craters.

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26 February 2005

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RAF Lancaster

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One of these planes may have dropped the bombs to aid the British and Canadian soldiers working there way north up the coast after D-day (About September 1944).

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