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StP Cucq Kinderheim.

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Batterie 8./A.R.149.
2 x R669.
4 x Geschützstellung (ringstands).
1 x Wellblech.
2 x Feldm.
2 x 2cm Flak 30.
4 x 15.5cm s.F.H.414(f).

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R669 casemate for field gun.

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15.5cm s.F.H.414(f).

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The four ringstands and two casemates.

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Avenue De Menton.

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StP Cucq Kinderheim.

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4 x Geschützstellung with 2 x casemates.
Turm 1 & 4 are geschützstellung and Turm 1 & 2 casemated.
The yellow square looks to be one of the other bunkers that we did not find.
The large building was built after the war and has now been completely removed and a new housing estate fills the space.

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1 geschützstellung has been destroyed.

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Turm 1.

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The first geschützstellung on the top of a sand dune as all these emplacements are. This one it is hard to see any ammunition magazines around the turntable but there is a path that may lead into an ammunition store underneath? I think Turm1 has now completely been removed as I cannot find it anywhere.

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Geschützstellung.

StP Cucq Kinderheim

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23 February 2014

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Turm 1 & 2.

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R669 casemates for field guns but only with a 60deg. angle of firing

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60deg. angle of fire.

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15.5cm s.F.H.414(f).

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23 February 2014

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Turm 1 casemate.

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As you can see they were all built on sand dunes.

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23 February 2014

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Turm 1 R669 casemate.

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The extended flank allowing earth (sand here) can be built up the sides as a camouflage and extra protection from attack.
Also the hooks made by not cutting off the square mesh steel reinforcement and bent over so the nets could be hooked on.

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R669 showing the earth banked up around its sides.

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Steel reinforcement.

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Rolling down nets off a bunker.

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23 February 2014

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Turm 1 R669 casemate embrasure.

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This one is used by the householders as a store.

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These two batteries cover the beach area between Stella and Merlimont.

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23 February 2014

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Turm 1 R669 casemate.

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Looking into the gun room. You can see the half round slot to allow the guns trail to sit in.

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Artillery trails.

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23 February 2014

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Turm 2 R669 casemate.

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Sitting on the top of another sand dune.

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Plan.

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Field kitchen.

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23 February 2014

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Turm 2 R669 casemate.

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Turm 2 R669 casemate.

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Looking down into the casemate.

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Telephone wire Insulators set into one of the door fittings.

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Close up this maybe post war or wartime?

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Telephone pole insulators.

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23 February 2014

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Turm 2 R669 gun room.

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Turm 2 R669 gun room.

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You can see threaded stud sticking up.

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The stud on Turm 4.

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This is a gun sitting on a type of turntable that may have been used here.

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Turntable.

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23 February 2014

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R669 Turm 2.

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Note the pieces of concrete sticking up on the bunkers roof, that is to stop the sand piled on the roof an grass grown on it from blowing/sliding off.

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Casemate with grass camouflage on the roof.

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23 February 2014

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Turm 3 Geschützstellung.

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The third open emplacement on the next sand dune with ammunition magazines built around it.

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Ringstand plan.

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Turm 3 Geschützstellung.

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The turntable stud.

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Turntable.

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Turntable.

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Turm 3 ammunition magazine.

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This one is made of red brick possibly taken from French brick stocks in the area.

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Turm 3 ammunition magazine.

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Turm 3 ammunition magazine.

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Inside the magazine.

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Turm 3 ammunition magazine.

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Way out.

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2cm Flak 30.

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Dragging a gun up a sand dune.

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Turm 4.

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Plan.

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Plan.

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Turm 4 Geschützstellung.

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This is very overgrown.

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15.5cm s.F.H.414(f).

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Turm 4 Geschützstellung.

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The turntable stud.

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Turm 4 Geschützstellung.

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The turntable stud.

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Turm 4 Geschützstellung.

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Concrete ammunition magazines very badly damaged.

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