StP356 Auderville Laye H.K.B. “Flak”

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StP356 Auderville Laye H.K.B. “Flak”

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1 x 2cm Flak 30.

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2cm Flak 30.

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2cm Flak 30.

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2cm Flak 30.

StP356 Auderville Laye H.K.B. “Flak”

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The Flak is on the small hill above both StP356 and Wn354.

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Pigtails in the hedge. These were often taken from French Army stockpiles or actually removed from WW1 trenches.

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Stocks of Pigtail screw pickets.

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Eisenpfahel [iron stake].

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A standard German iron barbed wire stake with the two distinctive shapes . First the spike at the top and the stylised swastika shape in the centre. They sat on a flat base, by digging a hole and putting the base in it, refilling the hole, tamping the earth down hard. Makes it nearly impossible to remove easily. Also turned around so that the base is at the top and a lamp can be sat on the top as a marker for a safe passage say through a minefield.

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Water reservoir.

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Widened entrance.

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This is where the 15.5cm s.F.H414 (f)  batterie of guns entered their position.

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15.5cm s.F.H414 (f)

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The gun may have been Horse Artillery so horses would have been stabled around the area.

StP356 Auderville Laye H.K.B. “Flak”

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Widened entrance.

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This is where the battery was situated and the arrow showing the widened gate way.

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Another part of the wall hastily rebuilt with an Eisenpfahel [iron stake] set into it.

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The entrance into the field has also been widened.

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This must have been to allow wide vehicles through.

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The entrance into the field has also been widened.

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You can see the concrete backing to the wall.

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The entrance into the field has also been widened.

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The other side.

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This is the Flak position on the small hill.

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It is a field position made of rough concrete and hastily built.

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A rubbing post.

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This post is for cows to rub up against to relieve an itch but originally it was I think part of the emplacement. Thank you to the two Gulls for showing off the post.

 

 

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A rubbing post.

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Auderville in the distance.

 

 

 

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Flak position.

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Flak position.

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I think this hastily built position was for two purposes, one a sort of Pill box defence and the other to hold a 2cm Flak 30 inside it.

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2cm Flak 30.

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2cm Flak 30 ammunition magazines.

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2cm Flak 30 ammunition magazines.

StP356 Auderville Laye H.K.B. “Flak”

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I am not sure if the gun could fire trough the aperture in the ground roll or it was sitting higher up.

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Some of these holes may have been for railway lines and may have then be covered with a wooden floor.

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The Flak 30 may have sat on a wooden floor (now completely removed) held up with railway lines. There is a railway line across the floor today.

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Flak 30 sat inside the emplacement.

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The gun may have sat on the very top where the three slots are of lower down able to fire through the large slit which faces the way the Americans would advance??

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Sherman

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US Army slogging along the Normandy roads.

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Another side with just a square hole.

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MG34.

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Bullet damage in the concrete.

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The way the Americans would have advanced.

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Rain over Alderney and the Railway Battery.

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Railway gun in action.

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