Wn. Tu301 La Dilanne M.K.B. 'Kermoisan'

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Wn. Tu301 La Dilanne M.K.B. 'Kermoisan'

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2 x 24cm K.(E) 558(f) 

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One of the gun areas.

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4 casemates under construction.

Wn. Tu301 La Dilanne M.K.B. 'Kermoisan'

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Wn. Tu301 La Dilanne M.K.B. 'Kermoisan'

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Wn. Tu301 La Dilanne M.K.B. 'Kermoisan'.

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Fire Control Post

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Air photo of the FCP with a defence of Flak guns around the south side. They may have been the 7.5cm Flak M33(f).

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7.5cm Flak M33(f).

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08 August 2014

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S414 'Grand Bunker'

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One mass of concrete.
Now leaving the guns and concentrating on the Fire Control Post. This was built for the battery and would also have taken on the four 30.5cm guns when they would have been commissioned.

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Loading equipment into a new bunker.

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08 August 2014

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Side view.

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The steps to the entrance in the rear and the three observation levels looking out over the Loire estuary and covering the entry into the St Nazaire U-boat pens.

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S414 first floor.

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S414 second floor.

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S414 top floor.

Wn. Tu301 La Dilanne M.K.B. 'Kermoisan'.

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08 August 2014

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S414 rear entrance.

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Well my Grandson wanted to see a bunker so I found him this one on our summer holiday. Even my wife came along and thats a rare event.

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The original entrance.

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Wn. Tu301 La Dilanne M.K.B. 'Kermoisan'.

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S414 rear entrance.

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This photo comes from DEFE 44-98 JIB Report on coastal batteries in France.

Wn. Tu301 La Dilanne M.K.B. 'Kermoisan'.

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08 August 2014

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S414 Close combat window.

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Mg34 covering the back door through the close combat window..

Wn. Tu301 La Dilanne M.K.B. 'Kermoisan'.

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08 August 2014

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Close combat room and stairs to lower level.

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The stairs down to the lower level which has no windows.

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Plan

Wn. Tu301 La Dilanne M.K.B. 'Kermoisan'.

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08 August 2014

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Light switch in recess.

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I am not sure if its original but we often find the niches by the doors but never see what was in them..

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Another type of switch

Wn. Tu301 La Dilanne M.K.B. 'Kermoisan'.

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08 August 2014

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Close combat room.

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A special mounting for the Mg34. This room is what may be called a guard room, any body entering and leaving may have signed in and out, also a spare cupboard for all sorts of things.

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422po1 close combat embrasure.

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Mg34.

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Mg42.

Wn. Tu301 La Dilanne M.K.B. 'Kermoisan'.

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08 August 2014

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The second close combat room covering the entrance room.

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Why a French soldier and a Label machine gun should be defending the other CCD room. It could be a Fusil-Mitrailleur (FM) Model 1924-M29 with a side mounting magazine.

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Fusil-Mitrailleur (FM).

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08 August 2014

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Wash room (waschanstalt).

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08 August 2014

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Model of the S414 showing how it would have looked as it was being built.

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Later it was camouflaged with windows painted on and a false roof fitted. Look below.

Wn. Tu301 La Dilanne M.K.B. 'Kermoisan'.

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08 August 2014

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As the S414 looked.

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Oversized windows gave the impression that the bunker was smaller and was a house. It would be interesting to know if the camouflage worked?

Wn. Tu301 La Dilanne M.K.B. 'Kermoisan'.

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08 August 2014

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Going up to the third and fourth level.

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Thomas taking to bunker hunting with a passion and climbing up this ladder as if he had done it many times before.

Wn. Tu301 La Dilanne M.K.B. 'Kermoisan'.

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08 August 2014

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Third level observation room.

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This is a German stabilized torpedo guidance optics and would not have been used here, but an example of what may have been used here. .

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Observation binoculars.

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A lovely piece of equipment, needs cleaning but you can view through the lenses. One sailor would stand with the straps under his armpits and look through the eye pieces. Then another sailor would stand at 90degrees to the first and look through a matched pair of eye pieces and by adjusting knurled adjusters the enemy could be targeted.

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Wn. Tu301 La Dilanne M.K.B. 'Kermoisan'.

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08 August 2014

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Observation binoculars.

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The view.

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08 August 2014

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Now our new bunker hunter advances to the upper layer.

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The steps up to the fourth layer.

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Looking into the range finder room of an M162a but is very much like the one in an S414.

Wn. Tu301 La Dilanne M.K.B. 'Kermoisan'.

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08 August 2014

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Range finder room.

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Held up with heavy steel jacks which tend to rust out, this one has some smaller extra ones added.

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360degree observation room, cold and windy with no windows.

Wn. Tu301 La Dilanne M.K.B. 'Kermoisan'.

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08 August 2014

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Range finder room.

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This could be the base of an original range finder.

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A smaller range-finder.

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04 November 2015

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Range finder room.

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One of the legs that holds the roof up.

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08 August 2014

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The view towards St Nazaire.

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08 August 2014

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The view towards the gun battery area.

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If you can see the the water tower, its above the S741 emplacement

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The water tower above the S741 emplacement.

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Water tower above the emplacement.

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08 August 2014

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Now going up to the smaller forward observation room.

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He is off again leading the way.

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08 August 2014

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Bunker communications.

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A Field Gendarme answering the phone.

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08 August 2014

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Radio communications.

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08 August 2014

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Communications room.

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A nice mix of naval officer and young woman radio operator, an Italian soldier, on the left an army radio man and right a Field Gendarme
The Italians had a submarine unit in Bordeaux and may have had a liaison officer here.

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08 August 2014

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Wall painting.

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A copy of a wall painting that was painted on a hotel wall in the area.

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08 August 2014

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Shelf storage.

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Gas mask tin holders and M45 tin helmets.

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08 August 2014

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Model of the bunker.

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This model shows the way the camouflage was painted on and an added roof.

Wn. Tu301 La Dilanne M.K.B. 'Kermoisan'.

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08 August 2014

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Anti gas filters.

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Two hand operated filter sets, a handle not unlike a cars starting handle attached and turned at a steady speed, air is sucked in from outside and filtered of gases (if used) or smoke. and the bunker will be over pressured so any leakage, gas could not enter the sealed areas of the bunker.

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Wn. Tu301 La Dilanne M.K.B. 'Kermoisan'.

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08 August 2014

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Store room.

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An artist at work.

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08 August 2014

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Armoury.

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Mg42 on a tripod, several rifles, 60mm mortar and some 60mm Panzerfausts.
An eastern soldier one of many who were volunteer /conscripted into the German army in his distinctive uniform.

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Panzerfaust training manual.

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08 August 2014

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The lowest level.

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08 August 2014

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Heating and generator room.

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To give authenticity there is a water tank high up on the wall, below a central heating unit, a generator 2cylender, a soldier pumping fuel in from an outside tank for the generator.

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08 August 2014

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Bunker Hunter One.

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Thomas showing us a painting removed from a room in La Baule or St Nazaire.

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08 August 2014

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Concrete tetrahedral beach defences.

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08 August 2014

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Now what it is?

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Some form of beach defence, possibly a concrete case for an old shell that would have had a simple mechanism when activated the shell would explode.

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Wn. Tu301 La Dilanne M.K.B. 'Kermoisan'.

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04 November 2015

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Flak Turm.

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One of the Flak Turms.

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7.5cm Flak.

Wn. Tu301 La Dilanne M.K.B. 'Kermoisan'.

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04 November 2015

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French Military boundary stone.

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08 August 2014

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The view towards St Nazaire U-boat pens.

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