Champs Rabats (Carrefour), StP. Gruppe Villers sur Mer.

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Champs Rabats (Carrefour), StP. Gruppe Villers sur Mer.

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The inner defence of Villers sur Mer which may have used the railway line as a sort of anti-tank defence.

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Champs Rabats (Carrefour), StP. Gruppe Villers sur Mer.

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Champs Rabats (Carrefour), StP. Gruppe Villers sur Mer.

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Champs Rabats (Carrefour), StP Gruppe Villers sur Mer.

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1944 plan

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Champs Rabats (Carrefour), StP Gruppe Villers sur Mer.

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This is the 1944 defence plan of the area and it seems to show that the railway was the inner defence of StP Villers sur Mer, with Champs Rabats Carrefour (crossroads) and Pre-le Hoex railway crossing. Both having the same sort of defence, and use a 5cm KwK L/60 Pak in either a ringstand or in an earth emplacement.

Vill017 Stab of the Heeres Küsten Artillerie Abteilung 1255. (HQ Army Artillery 1255)
Vill030 - I/744 is the Stab Gren.Reg.744 (HQ Grenadier Regiment 744).

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Champs Rabats (Carrefour), StP Gruppe Villers sur Mer.

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Google looking north

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Champs Rabats (Carrefour), StP Gruppe Villers sur Mer.

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The crossroads looking north towards Villers sur Mer, the gun would be aimed looking south.

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Guns crew.

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Muzzle break of an L/60.

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5cm KwK 39 L/60.

Champs Rabats (Carrefour), StP Gruppe Villers sur Mer.

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SHM Plan

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Champs Rabats (Carrefour), StP Gruppe Villers sur Mer.

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Plan of the defence anti-chars du Carrefour.

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There was probably a road block here to monitor traffic.

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A few mines no doubt.

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Plenty of barbed wire.

Champs Rabats (Carrefour), StP Gruppe Villers sur Mer.

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Geoportail 1947 from Sebastien Deviere

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Champs Rabats (Carrefour), StP Gruppe Villers sur Mer.

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1 x Bf66 bunker.
1 x 5cm KwK Pak L/60.

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Bf66 bunker plan.

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Behind the Bf66 bunker is what looks like a wooden hut and maybe a bit like this one. Barracks for troops.

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5cm KwK L/60.

Champs Rabats (Carrefour), StP Gruppe Villers sur Mer.

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SHM

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Champs Rabats (Carrefour), StP Gruppe Villers sur Mer.

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This is a 5cm KwK L/60 with a muzzle break on the end of the barrel and is the same type that would have been here at Champs Rabats.

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Ammunition.

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Ammunition boxes.

Champs Rabats (Carrefour), StP Gruppe Villers sur Mer.

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Champs Rabats (Carrefour), StP Gruppe Villers sur Mer.

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Bf66 bunker for ammunition and can also be used as a crew bunker. Behind the bunker was a wooden barrack hut for the crew.

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Bf66 bunker, the crew could use the upper room and ammunition in the lower room. The upper room could have had an escape out through the side.

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Emergency escape.

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410P9 escape door.

Champs Rabats (Carrefour), StP Gruppe Villers sur Mer.

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Champs Rabats (Carrefour), StP Gruppe Villers sur Mer.

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The design of a bunker escape from MKB Bunkertour.

Champs Rabats (Carrefour), StP Gruppe Villers sur Mer.

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Champs Rabats (Carrefour), StP Gruppe Villers sur Mer.

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Bf66 bunker looking east and the gun was situated just to the right of the bunker and actually in the road as far as I can see.

Plan of the crossroads.

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Champs Rabats (Carrefour), StP Gruppe Villers sur Mer.

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Champs Rabats (Carrefour), StP Gruppe Villers sur Mer.

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How it may have looked.

Champs Rabats (Carrefour), StP Gruppe Villers sur Mer.

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5cm KwK

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Champs Rabats (Carrefour), StP Gruppe Villers sur Mer.

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Shooting ranges of a 5cm KwK Pak 39, the Pak L/60 was updated with a muzzle break and could use more powerful ammunition.