StP Berck Süd H.K.B.

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StP Berck Süd H.K.B.

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Batterie 10./H.K.A.R1245.
4 x R671 (two possibly under construction but none were finnished?).
1 x R612.
1 x R640.
1 x Leitstand/SK.
4 x Vf58c.
2 x Wellblech.
1 x R665.
1 x Ringstand for a 5cm KwK.
4 x 10.5cm K29(p).
2 x 2cm Flak 38.
1 x 7.5cm F.K.17(t).
1 x 3.7cm Pak 35/36.
1 x Fu.MG Seetakt Gema Zertsorersaule Fu.MO 3.

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R640.

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R670.

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10.5cm K29(p).

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22 February 2014

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Phare de Berck.

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Built in 1950 so possibly the wartime one was demolished?

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Six embrasure turret that may have been the type used here.

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R614 Leitstand/SK fire control post. Artilleries-Beobachtungsstand mit Panzerturm, zweigeschossig.
[Artillery observation post with tank tower, two storeys.]

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Inside a Wellblech. There were two here.

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22 February 2014

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Av. du Phare.

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The road to the sea..

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2cm flak 30.

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3.7cm Pak 35/36.

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5cm KwK L40.

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22 February 2014

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Allied target photo XII/22..

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Pte de Haute Blanc held a Coastwatcher radar as well an artillery battery and defence site.

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Coastwatcher was the Allied code word for a Fu.MG Seetakt Gema Zertsorersaule Fu.MO 3..

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Allied intelligence drawing of a Coastwatcher radar.

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22 February 2014

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The area of the battery is to the left of Av. du Phare and to the right is the radar site.

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22 February 2014

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Tobruk one of 4 that were here.

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We found two.

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Elevation of a Tobruk with the door down on the side of the ammunition/crew room ad steps up to the Tobruk gun position.

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Plan with the gun position on the left and ammunition/crew room on the right.

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A very good one or two man area defence bunker, a very hard target to see when attacking as it would have been set into the sand up to its lip and a trench system added to link it with other defences.

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22 February 2014

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Tobruk.

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Cable inlets to the Tobruk which means all the bunkers here may have been linked by a telephone system..

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Either a small field telephone.

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Or as in some Tobruk's that are attached to a larger bunker, a speaking tube.

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22 February 2014

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Tobruk.

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22 February 2014

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A view over the battery site.

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On a cold but sunny February day.
There was a beach defence casemate with a 7.5cm Field Kannon 17(t).

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R612.

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7.5cm F.K.17(t) would have looked like this one.

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22 February 2014

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Vf2a.

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A small concrete shelter with a passage entrance..

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Plan of a Vf2a.

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22 February 2014

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Vf2a.

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Field kitchen.

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22 February 2014

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Vf2a.

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Accommodation room on the left and the entrance passage on the right.

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Vf2a showing the bunk arrangements inside.

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22 February 2014

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Another Tobruk.

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22 February 2014

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Tobruk.

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This one has a lot of brick rubble that may have been used in the construction of a trench attaching the Tobruk to other defences..

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22 February 2014

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Tobruk.

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22 February 2014

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Tobruk.

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The crest set into the wet concrete when this Tobruk was made was possibly a RAD or TODT organisation unit number.

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RAD Reichsarbeitsdienst (translated to Reich Labour Service).

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The Todt Organisation (German: Organisation Todt) (OT) was a Third Reich civil and military engineering group in Germany named after its founder, Fritz Todt,.

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22 February 2014

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Open ringstand Geschützstellung for a 10.5cm K29(p).

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There was four ringstands for the four guns and they may have been started, the foundations for at least two R671 casemates.

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10.5cm K29(p) the (p) means it was a captured Polish gun..

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How it may have looked.

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Plan of an R671 casemate.

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22 February 2014

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Damaged ringstand (Geschützstellung).

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R671 at Sella Plage.

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Plan R671 casemate.

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22 February 2014

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Michelmannstand.

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There were about three here and I believe two broken ones remain.

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Plan of a Michelmannstand.

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This is a model giving an idea of what it looked like. A machine-gun on a heavy stand would be placed on the top, giving it a firm base to fire from..

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Mg34 on a heavy mount.

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22 February 2014

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Remains.

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22 February 2014

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22 February 2014

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Sailors' Calvary.

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22 February 2014

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