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StP Orakel, what was it. I have no idea. Of the named bunkers here I think I could only find one and a very odd large bunker unnamed type.
So what the heck was it???? just a lot of concrete with a narrow tunnel through the middle.

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4./Grenadierregiment 150.
3 x Vf shelters.
2 x Zisterne.
4 x Wellblech shelter.
1 x Pz.T. FT 3.7cm KwK (f).
2 x Ringstand Gr.W.(f) mortars.

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Wellblech shelter.

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Wasser tank.

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Gr.W.(f) mortars.

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The Pz.T. and the long bunker can be seen quite well in this 1946 photo. A very odd shaped construction Almost looks like an axe in profile.

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Pz.T. FT 3.7cm KwK (f).

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Renault FT tank.

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Pz.T. FT 3.7cm KwK (f).

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StP Orakel set back from the beach.

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Pz.T Tobruk.

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Pz.T Tobruk.

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Pz.T. FT 3.7cm KwK (f).

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Pz.T Tobruk.

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The Tobruk

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Pz.T Tobruk.

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Pz.T. FT 3.7cm KwK (f).

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The turret can either have a 3.7cm KwK or a French machine gun.

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FT turret with a machine gun.

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There are all sorts of bits and pieces around here but nothing tangible that you can see what was here.

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Eisenpfahel barbed wire defence post probably still in place since 1944.

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Eisenpfahel.

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Eisenpfahel point.

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Steps to somewhere.

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Steps to somewhere.

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I am calling it a bunker but ???

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The eastern end of the bunker.

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Looking along its length to the western end.

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This is on the top of the bunker??

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The eastern entrance.

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Just inside the entrance it kinks a bit to the right.

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This the next turn, right then left.

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This is the tunnel through the centre of the bunker. No rooms, no defences, just a long tunnel??

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Looking up into the roof, no idea what it was but there are no openings in the roof. More questions than answers.

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Continuing on but it gets too small to continue any more.

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No idea what this niche is/was. Looks an after thought??

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Coming back along to the kink in the tunnel. The steel plates and bolts hold a door frame in place.

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The way out.

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The west end.

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Its just a great thick piece of concrete with a tunnel through its centre.

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