StP Quend Plage sud.

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StP Quend Plage sud.

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HQ of Stab II./H.K.A.R. 1245 after April 1944.
1 x R612.
1 x R636.
2 x Munitionsbunkers.
1 x R600b.
1 x 5cm KwK L/60.
1 x 7.5cm F.K.

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R6012 plan.

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R600b emplacement for a 5cm KwK Pak gun.

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5cm KwK L/60.

StP Quend Plage sud.

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StP Quend Plage sud.

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Walking along the beach in a southerly direction and you are at StP Quend Plage sud.

StP Quend Plage sud.

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22 February 2014

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StP Quend plage sud.

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From here to the R636 is the StP defence, most if not all has gone either under the sand, taken by the sea or due to later development of the town of Quend Plage.

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R636 Fire Command Post for Army Coastal Batterie.

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R636 plan.

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R636 elevation

StP Quend Plage sud.

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22 February 2014

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R636 Fire Command Post for Army Coastal Batteries.

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StP Quend Plage sud.

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22 February 2014

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R636 Fire Command Post for Army Coastal Batteries.

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A range-finder would have been set up on the open space on the roof.

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You can see the open space accessible from steps at the back.

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StP Quend Plage sud.

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22 February 2014

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R636 Fire Command Post for Army Coastal Batteries.

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This shows how it has sunk into the sand through erosion, this must have been a real problem for the fortress builder, Todt, RAD or a local French contractor.

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Organisation Todt, a private German company used to build most German defences.

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Reichsarbeitsdienst men under age for the armed service were used to help the building industry and were trained on the military principals.

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French builders did build bunkers to help out Todt & RAD. They had to make them to the same standards because if they did not they would have been sent off to an unpleasant end

StP Quend Plage sud.

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22 February 2014

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R636 Fire Command Post for Army Coastal Batteries.

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Rear entrance.

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Some information here

StP Quend Plage sud.

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22 February 2014

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R636 Fire Command Post for Army Coastal Batteries.

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Rear entrance and close combat window and access to the range-finder on the roof.

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How it may have looked.

StP Quend Plage sud.

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22 February 2014

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R636 Fire Command Post for Army Coastal Batterie.

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There would have been steel steps set into the concrete.

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Steel steps/rungs like these.

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StP Quend Plage sud.

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22 February 2014

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R636 Fire Command Post for Army Coastal Batteries.

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Defence Tobruk.

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Tobruk.

StP Quend Plage sud.

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22 February 2014

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Fire Command Post for Army Coastal Batteries.

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Close up of where the ring would have been set into the concrete allowing the machine gun to move around.

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Rest for a machine gun would fit onto the metal ring.

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Allied drawing of a Tobruk.

StP Quend Plage sud.

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22 February 2014

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R636 Fire Command Post for Army Coastal Batteries.

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No idea what this was for?? on the floor. The niche had a voice pipe so the gunner could talk to the men inside the bunker.

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Voice pipe set into the base of the Tobruk's ring.

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StP Quend Plage sud.

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22 February 2014

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R636 Fire Command Post for Army Coastal Batteries.

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A range finder would sit in the recess on the roof to line up with the target and work out the range, then send it downstairs to the computing room and then on to the guns.

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Some information here

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StP Quend Plage sud.

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22 February 2014

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R636 Fire Command Post for Army Coastal Batteries.

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The original command post was inland at Colline de Beaumont but around April 1944 when this bunker was finished they moved here. Their job to control several 17cm K18 gun batteries inland to shoot on any allied craft trying to land soldiers on the beach.

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17cm Kanon 18 Matterhorn.

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StP Quend Plage sud.

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22 February 2014

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R636 Fire Command Post for Army Coastal Batteries.

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The view towards the sea. Somewhere here was an R612 casemate with a 7.5cm Field Kannon protecting the flank.

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R612 casemate.

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7.5cm F.K.

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StP Quend Plage sud.

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22 February 2014

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R636 Fire Command Post for Army Coastal Batteries.

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Radio aerial tube. The aerials were telescopic an wound up by a handle and pulleys.

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Bunker aerial.

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A 5cm KwK Pak L/60 gun was possibly situated up the beach in its emplacement. The L/60 has a muzzle break on the barrel.

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An R600b open emplacement for the 5cm KwK gun was fitted into it.

StP Quend Plage sud.

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22 February 2014

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R636 Fire Command Post for Army Coastal Batteries.

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StP Quend Plage sud.

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22 February 2014

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StP Quend Plage sud.

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