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The old port of Flamands

Casemates in 1944.

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The old port of Flamands with a newer larger port added later with the large Fort Flamands protecting the area in earlier times. A new road has cut through this area and all the sea around Fort Flamands has been filled in and starting to be built over.

Red fort Flamands and yellow the outer Port Flamands today.

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2 x R612 casemates.
1 x R501 group bunker.
1 x R134 ammunition bunker.
2 x 7.5cm F.K. guns.
Road block.

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7.5cm F.K.

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R612 casemate.

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R134 ammunition bunker I.

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Looking down the road and over the lock at the remaining R612 casemate facing straight out to sea. To the left a small French Fort. Just this side of the bridge is a road block made of two concrete blocks set into the ground and heavy chains or steel cables would have been strung between them.

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Another way of blocking the road, was to push one or two Belgian Gates and tying them in.

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DEFE 2/375 Battery photos Cher. to Honf.

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CHERBOURG:      PORT DES FLAMANDS      Light Coastal Battery In. Serv. Target No:9/J/351.
Ref Map:   GSGS 4250/6E1/1741245
Geo. Co. : 49° 39' 11" N. 01° 35' 45" W.
Height above sea level: 7meters.
Two ?75mm (2.95in) guns. Range 10,300yds. Weight of shell 13lb.
Rate of fire 8 - 10 r.p.m.
Guns mounted in casemate, Number 1 - 29ftx32ft., Number 2 - 26ftx29ft.
125yds apart. Both casemates are earthed over, except at the face & rear entrance.
Accommodation: Concrete shelters, and huts.
Observation post: Unlocated
Secondary Armament: Two light AA guns.

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Photo reconnaissance Spitfire.

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These have now been removed. The concrete road block posts.

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Belgian gates locked into a road block.

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Hooks set into the concrete block.

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Road block with Belgian gates.

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Another means of tying the gates to a post.

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Cables or chains.

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Looking back towards Tourlaville.

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The remaining R612 casemate for a field Kannon mounted on its wheels, just pushed in through the back door and fired out through the embrasure at the front..

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Plan.

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R612 inside.

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R612 embrasure with a wooden door to keep out the weather.

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200mm Rost.

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Extractor fan to remove foul gases out of the gun room when the gun fires. Blowing fumes out of the Rost.

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Extraction.

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The face has been covered in earth and the new road runs past it.

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Inside.

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This R612 had no flanking wall but the second did.

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The flanking wall covered the embrasure from a direct hit from seaward.

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R134 ammunition casemate.

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R134 ammunition bunker. A covered passage way with two ammunition rooms.

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The passage way and 7.5cm shell cases.

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R501 group bunker.

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R501 crew room.

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R501 plan.

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R501 with a post war French radar instillation on the roof.

You can see the radar hole in the roof.

In this 1973 photo you can see the shadow of a radar on the roof of the building.

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R501 with a post war French radar instillation on the roof.

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Outer bassin.

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Another 1944 air photo of the StP showing a fuel tank farm next door and the inner and outer bassin, also note the fields behind. Today its all housing.

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