Cayeux Sud Batterie.

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Cayeux Sud Batterie 1./H.K.A.A.770 in 1942.

A visit by Rommel in 1943/4 he saw that the battery site was empty and it had been dismantled of all its equipment and then blown up. He was not at all pleased as this is where he wanted his batteries to be sighted.

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1./H.K.A.A.770 used it up until 1942 then it was abandoned.
4 x Geschützstellung (open emplacement).
5 x Feldm Understands.
5 x Munitionsbunkers.
1 x Feldm/Flak.

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Open ring-stand construction.

Cayeux Sud Batterie.

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Cayeux Sud Batterie 1./H.K.A.A.770.

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Cayeux Sud Batterie.

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Cayeux Sud Batterie 1./H.K.A.A.770

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The batterie position from inland looking towards the sea. This batterie is made up of bunkers that pre date the Atlantikwall and are more like bunkers in the old German West Wall. Probably this site was originally the home of an artillery unit that was placed here just after the capitulation of the French to cover the coast from a small scale British attack. Then by 1942 onwards the Atlantikwall was ordered to be built and the guns removed and put into another position.

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Cayeux Sud Batterie.

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Cayeux Sud Batterie 1./H.K.A.A.770.

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The famous Red Coated photographer in action.

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Cayeux Sud Batterie.

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Vf storage bunker.

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This may have had a 2cm Flack gun on the top and the bunker its ammunition storage.

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2cm Flak 38.

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Munitionsbunker.

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Plan.

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Shell store.

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10.5cm ammunition.

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Munitionsbunker.

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Filled with gravel, in an emergency the door was opened, the gravel removed to the inside of the bunker and only then could they climb out. Hair raising.

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Bunker escape.

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Munitionsbunker.

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Roof with a small gutter running down the right hand edge.

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Plan.

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Geschützstellung or Open Emplacement.

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There are still four here.

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10.5cm Leichte Feldhaubitze 16.

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Plan.

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Vf Fire Control Bunker.

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Just like many of the earlier design observation bunkers.

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Plan.

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Vf Fire Control Bunker.

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Plan.

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Vf Fire Control Bunker.

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Cayeux Sud Batterie.

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Vf Fire Control Bunker.

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Bunker Pictures has a photo dated 2007 and it shows this bunker in very good condition.

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Plan.

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Vf Fire Control Bunker inside.

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I cannot understand the damage, if this site was not used after 1942 then it may have been used before its capture in 1944 for storage of munitions?? Or it may have been used to blow up shells or mines found in the area by bomb disposal rather than destroy them on the beach??

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View from the entrance.

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Plan elevation of Vf fire control post.

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Vf Fire Control Bunker.

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The view out towards the sea although the sea is over 300meters away. The observation bunker is sighted facing N/W and diagonal to the shore line?

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Plan of batterie.

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Slight damage.

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Vf ammunition bunker.

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Batterie site viewed from the east.

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Parts of one of the ringstands.

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Possibly camouflage net fittings.

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This 7.5cm with camouflage above its ringstand.

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Vf ammunition.

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Vf. personnel bunker.

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Just two roomed bunkers the forerunner of the twin group bunkers in the R500 & 600 range later.

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Red - Vf Ammunition.
Green - Feldm Unterstands.
Blue - Fire Control.

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Inside the left room.

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Inside the left room.

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Vf. personnel bunker.

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Inside the right room.

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Inside the right room.

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Another of the Vf. personnel bunkers.

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Plan of these Vf personnel bunkers.

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Personnel bunkers.

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Green are the Vf personnel bunkers.

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Vf. ammunition bunker

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Vf. ammunition bunker

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Looks like an escape hatch tunnel at the end.

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Cayeux Sud Batterie.

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Vf. ammunition bunker

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Several niches on the walls for placing battery powered lamps.

Cayeux Sud Batterie.

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Vf. ammunition bunker

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Cayeux Sud Batterie.

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Cayeux Sud Batterie 1./H.K.A.A.770.

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