StP18 Quineville le Bours Neuf le Havre

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StP18 Quineville le Bours Neuf le Havre

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8th Kp. II./919 Gren. Regt. Leutnant Dettemer.
1 x R668 Kleinunterstan für 6 Mann.
1 x R612 Casemate for an assault gun.
1 x R667 5cm KwK bunker.
1 x R656 15 man bunker.
4 x Vf/MG.
4 x Pz.T. R35 3.7cm KwK144(f)
1 x Pz.T. S35 4.7cm KwK173(f)
1 x SK Scheinwerfer
1 x 5cm KwK L/42
1 x 7.62cm F.K.

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Pz.T. S35 4.7cm KwK173(f) turret.

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R667.

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7.62cm F.K.

StP18 Quineville le Bours Neuf le Havre

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StP18 Quineville le Bours Neuf le Havre

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April 1944

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StP18 Quineville le Bours Neuf le Havre

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This is an Allied Bigot map and a plan of all the defences in the area dated April 1944 and the hash areas off the beach are the 'Area Odysseus' Wn19 & 'Area Odol' StP18 part of the German fire plan for inland guns to fire onto the beaches in the event of a landing. the guns of Wn22 Mont Coquerel would have drenched this area in kneaded.

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R668 Kleinunterstan für 6 Mann.

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StP18 Quineville le Bours Neuf le Havre

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26 April 1944

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Allied Intelligence Tactical Targets Report Cherbourg.

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Photo Reconnaissance Spitfire.

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Entrance of the Town.

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I am starting at the road into Quineville le Havre from Quineville and here on the right was a road checkpoint, possibly a machine gun pointing up the road and a barrier across the road.

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A check point.

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StP18 Quineville le Bours Neuf le Havre

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Entrance of the Town.

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Here on the left was a road checkpoint, possibly a machine gun pointing up the road and a barrier across the road.

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A check point.

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1944

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Plan of StP18.

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Red lines - Ant-tank wall.
Green lines - anti tank ditches.
Arrows- are the different gun positions.

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Plan.

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27 July 2008

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Ankerblock für Sperre [anchor block for a barrier].

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This is the edge of StP18 where something like Belgian gates were linked together to make an ant-tank barrier down to the Sinope river.

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A row of Belgian gates linked together.

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27 July 2008

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Ankerblock für Sperre [anchor block for a barrier].

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The wall was a natural defence to the north and the Ankerblock für Sperre can be seen further along. The perfectly round stone in the wall I have no idea what it may have been used for.

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26 October 2008

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The anti-tank sea wall southern end.

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Tobruk with an R35 turret sat on the end the wall

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S35 turret from a Samoa French tank

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S35 Samoa tank.

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1944

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S35 Tobruk as it was.

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S35 4.7cm KwK173(f) Tobruk.

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Allied plan of this bunker.

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Plan.

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Unsure of date.

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S35 4.7cm KwK173(f) Tobruk.

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About to be demolished.

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Inside the turret.

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26 October 2008

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MG Scharte.

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There are several close combat defence embrasures set into the wall where a machine gun could fire through.

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442P01 seems to be the type used.

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26 October 2008

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MG Scharte.

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442P01 Close combat defence embrasure.

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Plan of a loophole.

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26 October 2008

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MG Scharte.

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26 October 2008

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MG Scharte.

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This is where an MG scharte has had the top cut out to allow campers to walk to the beach.

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26 October 2008

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Anti-tank wall.

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Plan of the anti-tank wall.

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26 October 2008

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R612 Casemate for an Assault gun.

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7.62cm F.K.

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R612 with a flanking wall protecting the embrasure from direct fire from the sea.

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7.62cm F.K.

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7.62cm ammunition.

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26 October 2008

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R612 Casemate for an Assault gun.

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Still has some remains of its camouflage on the top of the flanking wall.

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26 October 2008

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R612 Casemate for an Assault gun.

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remains of its camouflage on the top of the flanking wall.

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The original spot.

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1944

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R612 Casemate for an Assault gun.

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This picture shows the added tiled roof as camouflage to make it look like a house and an extra wall has been added to the flanking wall. Windows painted on the wall and wooden shutters to close off the embrasure.

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Field gun inside the bunker.

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Plan.

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1945

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R612 Casemate for an Assault gun.

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Rear entrance with the tiles now removed from the roof to probably tile the roof they were stollen from. It loooks like a wooden not armoured rear door.

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1943/4

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R612 Casemate for an Assault gun.

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This picture of the rear is inside the R667 (now a museum) that was to have fired south down the beach.

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26 October 2008

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R612 Casemate for an Assault gun.

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The rear of the casemate today.

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27 July 2008

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R612 Casemate for an Assault gun.

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The view along the inside of the anti-tank wall.

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1944

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R612 Casemate for an Assault gun.

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From an allied intelligence document.

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The view from the other-side of the Sinope River looking south.

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10 May 2008

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StP18 Quineville le Bours Neuf le Havre.

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The tank wall.

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27 July 2008

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This is where the search light would have sat where the Office of Tourism is today and down to my left another S35 turret.

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1943/4

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The search light and S35 turret.

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Showing the 150mm searchlight.

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S35 plan.

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27 July 2008

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Sunrise.

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One hell of a sunrise.

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27 July 2008

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StP18 Quineville le Bours Neuf le Havre.

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I have superimposed the search light and a Belgian gate covering the beach exit.

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Belgian gate being placed.

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1944

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Quineville beach with Rommel on one of his many visits to the beaches all along the Atlantikwall.

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I expect he said ''Put more mines in''.

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Bouncing Betties.

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Teller mines.

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1944

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Quineville beach.

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Allied Intelligence Report.

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The concrete on the feet held the Czech Hedgehogs down better.

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Teller mines on posts.

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27 July 2008

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The view into Quineville le Havre from the beach.

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1945

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And a then and now picture from an Allied Intelligence Report. The truck was their personnel transport. They went around France in 1945 photographing the beaches, just in case the British Army had to re land in France in a future war.

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10 May 2008

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Continuing along the tank wall south.

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10 May 2008

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R667 casemate for a 5cm KwK L/60.

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Interesting, the books state an L/42 which did not have a muzzle break but a contemporary photo of the gun shows it to be an L/60 with the muzzle break??

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L/42.

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L/60.

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The contemporary picture showing a muzzle break.

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10 May 2008

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R667 casemate for a 5cm KwK L/60.

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On the left is the R667 casemate and the gap in the tank wall is where an MG Scharte was and opened up for holiday makers to walk around.

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R667 casemate.

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R667 plan.

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StP18 Quineville le Bours Neuf le Havre

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1944

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R667 casemate for a 5cm KwK L/60.

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This shows the gun with a muzzle break and an L/60.

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10 May 2008

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R667 casemate for a 5cm KwK L/60.

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Inside showing from L to R, bullet splatter marks on the back wall. The niche where fired shell cases can be placed to go outside the gun room and keep it clear. The door and ammunition space slot in the wall.

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10 May 2008

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Continuing south.

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R667 and on the left an MG Scharte.

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21 November 2010

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The new sea wall with the tank wall behind.

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10 May 2008

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MG Scharte at the front.

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10 May 2008

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MG Scharte from behind.

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10 May 2008

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Rifle slit.

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10 May 2008

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MG Scharte rear.

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Now and then.

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R35 Tobruk as it is and was.

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Pz.T. R35 3.7cm KwK144(f).

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R35 plan.

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Plan.

StP18 Quineville le Bours Neuf le Havre

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10 May 2008

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R35 Tobruk as it was. Pz.T. R35 3.7cm KwK144(f).

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Where the turret fitted on.

StP18 Quineville le Bours Neuf le Havre

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1944

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R35 Tobruk as it was. Pz.T. R35 3.7cm KwK144(f).

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Pz.T. R35 3.7cm KwK144(f)

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10 May 2008

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R35 Tobruk Pz.T. R35 3.7cm KwK144(f)

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This is the view the gun would have had out to see. The ring of bolts would have held down the geared turret ring and the turret sat on the top. The turret then could be cranked around by a small gear wheel to aim the gun at its target and another to aim up and down.

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R35 Turret.

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R35 Turret inside fittings.

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1944

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The far end of the Anti-tank wall.

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25 July 2008

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Walking down this alley we found a plaque on the wall.

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25 July 2008

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The plaque.

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En ce lieu le 28 juin 1944 Arturo Fanconi citoyen suisse a donne sa vie en sauvant ses comerades lors des combats de la LIBERATION.
In this place 28 June 1944 Arturo Fanconi Swiss citizen has given his life saving his comerades during the fighting in the LIBERATION.

Plaque in memory of Arturo Fanconi, a Swiss citizen volunteer in the US Army. He was killed by a mine explosion June 28, 1944, rescuing his wounded comrades.

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US 4th Div. moving inland.

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StP18 Quineville le Bours Neuf le Havre

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StP18 Quineville le Bours Neuf le Havre Pz.T. R35 3.7cm KwK144(f) somewhere here.

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The road coming up from the south where another R35 tank turret was situated.

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25 July 2008

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StP18 Quineville le Bours Neuf le Havre Pz.T. R35 3.7cm KwK144(f).

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This one in the flower bed.

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R35 turret.

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Plan.

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25 July 2008

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StP18 Quineville le Bours Neuf le Havre. Pz.T. R35 3.7cm KwK144(f).

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The view up the road south.

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25 July 2008

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StP18 Quineville le Bours Neuf le Havre. Pz.T. R35 3.7cm KwK144(f).

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This one (now removed) would have been able to cover 360deg. inside the StP18.

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R37 Tobruk.

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07 October 2013

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Quineville Nord (batterie) (French).

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A first fortification was in 1689. It was built & probably destroyed and the current one in the late eighteenth century. In 1881 the army had 3 x 16.5cm guns, 3 x howitzers & 22 x Rayes (Mortars). A report of the Board of War superior in August 1888 indicates that it should be a declassified. It was decomitioned and converted to a house. It was last used as a Centre de Vacances. [badly translated by me from Index de la Fortification Francaise 1874 to 1914.]

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1880's French troops.

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French artillery.

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Gunpowder store.

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07 October 2013

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Quineville Nord (batterie) (French).

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Main gate.

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07 October 2013

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Quineville Nord (batterie) (French).

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Main gate.

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07 October 2013

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Quineville Nord (batterie) (French).

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A small Vf strengthened position just inside the main gate.

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07 October 2013

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Quineville Nord (batterie) (French).

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A small Vf strengthened position just inside the main gate.

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07 October 2013

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Quineville Nord (batterie) (French).

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A small Vf strengthened position just inside the main gate. The last use was a wine cellar.

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07 October 2013

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Quineville Nord (batterie) (French).

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A small Vf strengthened position just inside the main gate.

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07 October 2013

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Quineville Nord (batterie) (French).

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Garage.

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Mercedes staff car.

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Kubelwagen.

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07 October 2013

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R656 15 man bunker.

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The two bunker entrances and four air vents. To the left the is (bricked up) is the entrance to the attached Tobruk . And between the two doors the crest of he unit stationed here.

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R656 15 man bunker plan.

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Tobruk local defence.

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07 October 2013

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R656 15 man bunker.

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4.Kp./Bau.Pi.Bt1.59. constructors. 

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How it is situated on the side wall of the bunker.

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07 October 2013

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R656 15 man bunker

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Right hand entrance.

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R656 15 man bunker plan.

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07 October 2013

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R656 15 man bunker

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Gas lock with two 434P01 splits armoured doors..

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434P01 Door.

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Stable style double door.

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The single inner door would have been a steel 19P07 with a gas seal all the way around it and a small glass window to look through.

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07 October 2013

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R656 15 man bunker

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Crew room for 15 men.

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Plan of a bunker bed.

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07 October 2013

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R656 15 man bunker

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Crew room with lots of fittings on the walls.

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Layout of bunks fitted to the wall of a bunker.

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07 October 2013

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R656 15 man bunker

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Close combat defence.

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The two close combat defences covering the entrance passage (gas lock).

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Close combat machine gun mounting.

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07 October 2013

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R656 15 man bunker

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Anti gas spare filter storage fittings.

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Gas filters stored just off the floor.

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Anti gas filters.

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Anti gas filtration for a bunker.

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07 October 2013

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R656 15 man bunker

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The doorway out.

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Gittertür (gate).

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Gittertür (gate) plan.

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How it may have looked.

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07 October 2013

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Quineville Nord (batterie) (French).

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The view from the garage.

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Roof of the garage.

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07 October 2013

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Quineville Nord (batterie) (French).

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The R565 bunker with the Tobruk on its left.

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07 October 2013

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Quineville Nord (batterie) (French).

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The view down to another small entrance and the earth bas been removed from the walls. In the corner is a Tobruk defence.

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07 October 2013

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Quineville Nord (batterie) (French).

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The Tobruk defence.

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Vf58c Tobruk design.

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07 October 2013

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Quineville Nord (batterie) (French).

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The roof of the R565 bunker with the four aerial tubes and some still have the original steel screw on covers.

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Aerial cover.

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07 October 2013

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Quineville Nord (batterie) (French).

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Tobruk in the other corner.

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07 October 2013

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Quineville Nord (batterie) (French).

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07 October 2013

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Quineville Nord (batterie) (French).

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The third Tobruk defence of the Quineville Nord (batterie) (French).

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07 October 2013

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Quineville Nord (batterie) (French).

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The more modern and grand entrance to the old battery.

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07 October 2013

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Quineville Nord (batterie) (French).

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Not quite the end.

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07 October 2013

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Liberation 14 June 1944..

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The 3rd Batt. 39th Inf. were moving up the coast, the 3Batt. 22nd Inf advanced along Quineville Ridge moving east. 36 A-20 bombers went in and bombed the town prior to the advance. K comp. 39Inf managed to enter the town but came under some bitter opposition from the defenders of the beach. Tanks could not advance due to heavy mortar fire. Smoke was sent in onto the town and K Comp. advanced. With that the defenders realised things were hopeless and surrendered. The 1st Batt. 39Inf working north managed to take Fort St Marcouf but lost several men to mines.

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A 20 with invasion stripes.

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Blue the Americans and Red the defence.

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