Vill01 Deauville plage est

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We stayed in Trouville (its cheaper than Deauville) which is a lovely town. There is plenty of parking and you can walk the port & sea front. Do this on a lovely sunny day. Then its really worth it.

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R604 gun garage.

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Bauform Vf600v ringstand for5cm KwK gun.

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5cm KwK.

Vill01 Deauville plage est

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1 x R604
2 x Vf2a
1 x Vf Skoda
3 x Vf58c Tobruk's.
2 x 5cm ringstands
1 x LS Bunker.
1 x 7.5cm F.K.231(f).
2 x 5cm KwK L/60.
1 x 4.7cm Pak K36(t).

Vill01 Deauville plage est

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Vill01 Deauville plage est

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Vill01 covers the right hand side of Deauville from the dock area to the beach which is slightly different now as there is a new Yacht Marina and housing complex.

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Tobruk.

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Deauville.

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7.5cm F.K.231(f).

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1944 KA

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Vill01 Deauville plage est plan

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The area I think is covered by Vill01. Most of the southern area has either been built on or a large Yacht marina has been dug out.

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4.7cm Pak K36(t). .

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Skoda bunker..

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1944 KA

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Vill01 Deauville plage est Luftschutz bunker

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Luftschutz bunker, air-raid shelter, a large bunker with several internal rooms with entrances at both ends. Often a Tobruk each end as well.

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This looks like a Tobruk.

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Tobruk as an AA role.

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IGN 1948

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Vill01 Deauville plage est Luftschutz bunker

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Looking from above you can see the entrances and also two Tobruk's covering the entrances.

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Allied bombing.

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Bomber stream.

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Vill01 Deauville plage est Luftschutz bunker

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Looking south at the Quay de la Marine in Bassin Morny. [WO 252/151]

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Allied bombing.

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Bomber stream.

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Vill01 Deauville plage est Luftschutz bunker

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This is the view from the road, and built on the roof is now the Deauville Yacht Club.

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Deauville Yacht Club.

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Deauville Yacht Club.

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Vill01 Deauville plage est Luftschutz bunker

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A door has been cut into the side to allow tractor parking and storage.

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Vill01 Deauville plage est Luftschutz bunker

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Air vent with the cover removed.

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One a little like this may have been used.

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Vill01 Deauville plage est harbour

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Tobruk. Now on the edge of the inner docks.
Now on the edge of the inner docks. This does look like a Tobruk covering the inner waterway. The docks were blown up as the allies worked their way up the coast.

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Where I think there was a Tobruk set into the Lock.

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How it looked before being blown up..

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It would have looked very much like this.

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Vill01 Deauville plage est Tobruk.

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This Tobruk had two rooms, a gun room with the Tobruk ring in the top and a small living/ammunition room down three steps. Also a door out or a manhole in the roof to come and go by.

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The estuary of the Toques river. The ferry to Trouville.

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Vill01 Deauville plage est Pak bunker

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Possibly a 4.7cm Pak K36(t).
I think this may be the 4.7cm Pak K36(t) the right hand side as you can see the waste ammunition pit in the front. The attached bunker could be a living bunker?? All this has now been removed.

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Plan of the Skoda bunker.

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4.7cm Pak K36(t).

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Vf2a and Bauform Vf600v.
The Bauform Vf600v sitting on the edge of the quay with the Vf2a crew bunker behind. Not the trenches behind.

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It may have looked like this one.

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Bauform Vf600v.

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5cm KwK is a ringstand.

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Vill01 Deauville plage est Vf2a and Vf600v

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Vf2a crew bunker.

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Vf2a crew bunker.

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5cm KwK Pak L/60.

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Vf2a crew bunker entrance with my wife in deep thought.

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Vf.

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Beach patrol.

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Vill01 Deauville plage est Vf2a

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Vf2a crew bunker emergency escape in the middle.

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Alarm.

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Vill01 Deauville plage est Vf2a

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Vf2a crew bunker.

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Vill01 Deauville plage est concrete road.

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A concrete roadway to the river?? Trouville Casino in the background.

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Vill01 Deauville plage est concrete roadway.

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A concrete roadway to the river?? Steel reinforcement.

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Tobruk Ring??? Well it could have been.

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This area is now under housing.
An R604 gun garage, a position for a 7.5cm F.K., a Tobruk and a Vf bunker with trenches. The gun position in the middle may be a 5cm KwK L/60.

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This is the area today..

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R604 gun bunker and Field Kannon turntable.

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7.5cm F.K.16 n.Art.

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R604 gun bunker plan.

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Vf2a bunker..

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Vill01 Deauville plage est command cable.

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There must be thousands of miles of these cables all over Europe.

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German armoured cable.

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Intercom wiring system.

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