Wn121 Malervilla Wissant le Typhonium, K.V.Group Wissant

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Stab E.Art.Abt.702.
3 x Peilstand/SK (Fire Control Post).
1 x R502 twin gruppe shelter.
7 x Vf2a gruppe shelter.
2 x Vf2a 'D' small twin group shelter.
1 x Vf5b anti-tank gun garage.
6 x Vf58c Tobruk.
1 x Wasser cisterns
1 x R630 machine gun casemate.
1 x Vf garage.
1 x 5cm L/42 ringstand.
1 x 4.2cm Pak41 A/T gun.
+ Wn120a Sauerland Wissant la Motte au Vent
1 x R600 for a 5cm KwK L/60 Pak.
1 x R637 measuring post for coastal artillery.
1 x R613 artillery observation post.
1 x Vf
1 x 5cm KwK L/60.

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Vf5b anti-tank gun garage

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R630 machine gun casemate.

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Vf2a 'D' small twin group shelter.

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5cm L/42 Pak.

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4.2cm Pak41 A/T gun.

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Vf58c Tobruk.

Wn121 Malervilla Wissant le Typhonium, K.V.Group Wissant

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Wn121 Malervilla Wissant le Typhonium
& Wn120a Soerland, la Motte au Vent, K.V.Group Wissant

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Wn121 Malervilla Wissant le Typhonium, K.V.Group Wissant

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Wn121 Malervilla Wissant le Typhonium
& Wn120a Soerland, la Motte au Vent, K.V.Group Wissant

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Plan of the area.
Red ---- Trenches.
Blue ---- Minefield.
Yellow -- Look like entrances to bunkers.
B -------- Bunkers.

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Wn120a Sauerland
R600 5cm KwK L/60 Pak.

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Wn120a Sauerland
R637 measuring post for coastal artillery.

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Wn120a Sauerland
R613 artillery observation post.

Wn121 Malervilla Wissant le Typhonium, K.V.Group Wissant

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Wn121 Malervilla Wissant le Typhonium, K.V.Group Wissant

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The Typhonium, Egyptian style villa built in Wissant (1891) a very prominent house sat on a small hill overlooking the English Channel and converted easily to an early fire control post for railway guns in the area.
Stab E.Art.Abt.702.
E = Eisenbahn, railway guns. There were many railway guns that were moved down out of Germany to cover the attack on England in Operation Seelöw in 1940. This obviously did not happen but the guns could control the channel and hit the Dover area. This post possibly controlled any of the inland Eisenbahn batteries. Also many French guns railway guns were added as the war went on.

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I was given this picture but I think it originated in Alain Chazette Atlantikwall book. So I will only use the picture as a small image.

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Wn121 Malervilla Wissant le Typhonium, K.V.Group Wissant

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A lovely villa. The whole area was covered in bunkers and trench systems and a minefield ran around the south and west side. The house would have made a very nice HQ for officers billets.

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Wn121 Malervilla Wissant le Typhonium, K.V.Group Wissant

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Railway guns were very vulnerable to bombing, so they could either be kept in a railway tunnel, a tunnel especially bade for them or a concrete protective bunker.

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Dombunker.

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Most guns were parked on a turntable.

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Dombunker.

Wn121 Malervilla Wissant le Typhonium, K.V.Group Wissant

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The Typhonium, Egyptian style villa built in Wissant (1891) for the painters Adrien Demont and Virginie Demont-Breton.

Virginie Élodie Marie Thérèse Demont-Breton, called Virginie Demont-Breton, born July 26, 1859 in Courrières and died January 10, 1935 in Paris, is a French painter and writer. A genre painter, his work mainly illustrates the life of the fishermen of the Pas de Calais. She is the daughter of painter Jules Breton (1827-1906).

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Virginie Demont-Breton.

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Jeune Pêcheur by Virginie Demont-Breton.

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LADY ON BEACH MENDING FISHING NET , 1899

Wn121 Malervilla Wissant le Typhonium, K.V.Group Wissant

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The Typhonium, Egyptian style villa built in Wissant (1891) for the painters Adrien Demont and Virginie Demont-Breton.

Leo's lovely picture of the south facing side.

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Above.

Wn121 Malervilla Wissant le Typhonium, K.V.Group Wissant

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The picture was taken by a Spitfire MkIV from RAF Benson.

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Spitfire MkIV PRU.

Wn121 Malervilla Wissant le Typhonium, K.V.Group Wissant

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Wn121 Malervilla Wissant le Typhonium, K.V.Group Wissant

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The next few photos were kindly sent to me from Leo of bunkers that are around the house and grounds..
The entrance to a bunker.
Several Eisenpfahel barbed wire posts. Dig a small hole. Place in the Eisenpfahel. Refill the hole with earth and stamp it down and you have a very good barbed wire post. Turn it upside down, hit it into the ground and you have a flat surface to place a light on to help navigate at night.

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Wasser (water) supply.

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Eisenpfahel.

Wn121 Malervilla Wissant le Typhonium, K.V.Group Wissant

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Room in a bunker.

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Wrighting on the wall..

Wn121 Malervilla Wissant le Typhonium, K.V.Group Wissant

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Measuring observation post, there were at least three in the grounds.

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More writing on the wall.

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A lovely Tobruk with the shelf still in place.

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Tobruk.

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A trench running up to what looks like a Tobruk.

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A damaged bunker it may be a Vf2a.

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Plan of a Vf2a.

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Several entrances and an internal picture..

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Here below are some of the railway Eisenbahn guns that I have visited.
Target Wissant / Inghem
Railway gun Batterie under construction 1943.

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This is a photo reconnaissance photo showing what they have found, a two gun batterie of railway guns. I cannot find any information of this batterie at all. There seems to be no markings on the German maps of the area.

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A.

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B.

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A. - Cruciform emplacement.
B - Turntable.
C. - Railway yard.
D. Turntable under construction.

Wn121 Malervilla Wissant le Typhonium, K.V.Group Wissant

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Target Wissant / Inghem
Railway gun Batterie under construction 1943.

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This is a map made of the batterie site to show Allied bombers and Fighters a target to bomb/shoot up. There seems to be no markings on the German maps of the area.

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Typhoon attack.

Wn121 Malervilla Wissant le Typhonium, K.V.Group Wissant

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StP180 Schwarztal, Noirbernes another E.Bttr.765

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StP180 Schwarztal, Noirbernes another E batterie.

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German plan.

Wn121 Malervilla Wissant le Typhonium, K.V.Group Wissant

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Wn208 Grabelweihe, Pointe aux Oies E. Bttr 713.

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Wn208 Grabelweihe, Pointe aux Oies E. Bttr 713.

Wn121 Malervilla Wissant le Typhonium, K.V.Group Wissant

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StP89 Fulda, Calais Nieulay E.Bttr.710

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StP89 Fulda, Calais Nieulay E.Bttr.710

Wn121 Malervilla Wissant le Typhonium, K.V.Group Wissant

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