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A very small Wn with three bunkers, I think covering the rear of the beach defences and the open ground between the dunes and the heavy batterie of StP125 Prinz Heinrich.

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1944 German plan

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1 x FA Garage.
1 x FA Unterstand.
1 x FA Munitions bunker
FA - Feldmässiger Ausbau - light-built field building.

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FA Unterstand.

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2.5cm Pak 112(f).

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The view from the D940 at the track leading down to Wn78 Schwan.

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Looking back at Wn78 Schwan.
We drove down the track and turned around, remembering some VERY deep ditches each side.

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1946 air photo

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About a 1946 air photo showing a trench system around the FA Munitions bunker and the two other bunkers to the right. There was a bit of bombing here as well that missed the bunkers.

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RAF Halifax did a lot of bombing in this area.

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FA Munitions bunker, covered in earth and turf for camouflage.

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FA Unterstand.

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FA Unterstand.
The use here of local bricks probably from bombed out buildings in the town.

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FA Unterstand.
Entrance in the middle.

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Alarm.

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Sleep.

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More Alarm.

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FA Unterstand.

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Toilets, they were often not provided and a field toilet would have been constructed.

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FA Unterstand.
Entrance porch with a smaller inner entrance, we could not enter as it is full of water.

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Plan.

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My plan

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FA Unterstand my plan with the brick extended entrance porch.
Possibly about four beds and a table, some lockers for kit and a table and stools/chairs.
It would have been made comfortable and as long as it stayed dry, it would be quite worm in the winter with the stove burning away with wood gathered from the surrounding area.

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Heating stove and pipe work.

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Iron stove.

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Crew inside a small bunker.

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A mix of :-
Concrete lid.
Concrete.
Three layers of bricks.
Shaped concrete blocks, (Formstein).

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Formstein blocks.

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FA Garage.

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2.5cm Pak gun.

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Vf garage plan, how it may look.

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4cm Pak by its garage.

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Eisenpfahel barbed wire fence post, there would have been many here to allow a defended perimeter of barbed wire and if there were enough some mines.

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Eisenpfahel point

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Eisenpfahel

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Putting up a wire fence.

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Not on the list a concrete bunker of some form in the farmers garden???