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2 x Vf/MG
3 x Vf58c Tobruk's
4 x VfIc116 Tobruk's
1x Vf2a
2 x R611 [under construction]
1 x R622 twin gruppe bunker.
1 x R625 Embrasured emplacement for a 7.5cm Pak 40.
1 x R634 A bunker with a six embrasured turret.
1 x R644 Emplacement with six embrasure turret.
2 x R653 (1) Embrasured emplacement for a 5cm KwK.
3 x R600b Open ringstand for a 5cm KwK.
3 x 5cm KwK L/42.
2 x 7.5cm F.K.235(b)
1 x 7.5cm Pak

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Vf2a shelter.

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R622 twin gruppe bunker.

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R625 Embrasured emplacement for a 7.5cm Pak 40.

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Coming around the bend you notice the Vf/MG casemate on the left.

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R634

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R644

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Air photo of Tu27..

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I have marked what can be seen on this 1948 photo.

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Wn. Tu27 Point de Penchâteau Vf/MG casemate.

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A locally built covered machine gun position covering he left flank along the low cliffs.

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How it may have looked with an Mg34.

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Vf.

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Mg34 in pieces.

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Vf/MG casemate.

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Vf/MG casemate.

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Vf/MG casemate.
The machine gun covering the low cliffs.

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Vf/MG casemate trenches

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Vf/MG casemate trenches.

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The trenches.

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The trenches.

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The trenches, the Vf/MG and an R600b in the background all linked by trenches.

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The R600b ringstand for a 5cm KwK L/42 with trenches running into the Vf/MG.

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R600b for a 5cm KwK L/42.

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5cm KwK L/42.

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Ammunition.

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R600b for a 5cm KwK L/42 circular gun base where the gun was mounted.

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5cm KwK L/42.

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Bolt to hold fast the gun.

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A ring of reinforcement to hold a camouflage net.

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5cm KwK L/42.

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R600b for a 5cm L/42 showing the base where it was fitted to the concrete.

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Ammunition.

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R600b for a 5cm KwK L/42. The view out to sea.

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R600b for a 5cm KwK L/42 trench to the rear.

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Looking west.

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R654 casemate for a 5cm KwK gun this type I have never seen inside and as usual it was sealed up.

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R654 plan with gun room and periscope (red dot). L shaped room ammunition,

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Boxes of 5cm ammunition.

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R654 casemate for a 5cm KwK gun rear entrance and gas lock.

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R654 casemate for a 5cm KwK gun close combat embrasure covering the rear entrance.

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R654 casemate for a 5cm KwK gun the close combat embrasure

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It looks like a 57P8 steel embrasure.

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Close combat machine gun covering the rear.

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R654 casemate for a 5cm KwK gun the embrasure of the main gun now bricked up.

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How it may have looked.

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How it may have looked inside the gun room.

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R654 casemate for a 5cm KwK gun.
You can just see the sea and the gun would have covered an arc of fire about the same as this picture. A good job the house was not there in WW2.

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Garage.
I have no proof but this garage does look contemporary to the defended area. It may have stored a gun or a small vehicle.

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3.7cm A/T gun.

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Kubelwagen.

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Garage.

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Garage.

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A Tobruk either a Vf58c (x 3) or a VfIc116 (x 4).

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Vf58c.

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VfIc116

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Vf58c.

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A Tobruk either a Vf58c (x 3) or a VfIc116 (x 4).

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The second Vf/MG small casemate like the earlier on.

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Mg34.

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Mg34 tool box.

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R634 bunker at Wn07 Ouistreham, Pointe du Siége. A bunker with a six embrasured turret.
This gives an idea what an R634 with a 20P7 cloche looks like. I believe the bunker is still in place but we never found it.

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Mg34.

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20P7 six embrasured turret or cloche.

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Machine gunner inside the dome, turret or cloche.

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