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H.K.B 1274 is situated on the west coast of Crozon peninsular of Brittany and covering the important port of Brest where a large U-boat pens were being constructed.

4 x Geschützstellung, large Ringstands.
7 x Flakstellung.
2 x VF51's.
1 x R501/SK.
4 x R668 small six man bunker.
4 x R502/SK.
1 x R636a FCP.
2 x R670 casemates.
1 x R638 hospital.
4 x R641ammunition
1 x R621group bunker.
2 x R671 7.5cm C/97 Schneider.
4 x 22cm K532 Schneider models 1917 (f).
1 x 15cm Search Light.
4 x 7.5cm model M32(f) AA guns.
3 x 2cm Flak 30
2 x 7.5cm assault guns.
4 x Vf58C Tobruk's.
4 x Maxims in the FCP.

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U-Boat in Brest harbour.

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Brest U-boat pens.

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U-boat pens today.

C342 Pointe du Grand Gouin, H.K.B 1274

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C342 Grand Gouin.

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C346 Kerbonn.

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Cap de Chevre.

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08 October 2006

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Tour Vauban de Camaret-sur-Mer.
The battery is to the west of the small town of Camaret-sur-Mer a lovely little fishing port with good cafe's and restaurants.

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Old Camaret.

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Redout Francais.

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Vauban the famous architect.

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FA Unterstand under construction overlooking Camaret-sur-Mer.

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08 October 2006

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Redout Francais. This type are common all around the Normandy/Brittany.
There were also 3 x 7.5cm K. M/97 Schneider on pedestals two in R671 casemates.

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671 casemate for medium pivot guns 90deg.

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7.5cm K. M/97 Schneider(f).

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Area covered by the three guns.

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Redout Francais from the air.

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Plan based on the SHM plan

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4 x Protected positions with 22cm K532 Schneider models 1917 (f). With construction starting in late 1942 on a virgin sight. A Heer (army) battery H.K.B.1275, crewed by 200 men. The range of the guns was about 22km.

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22cm K.532(f) Schneider Mie 1917.

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22cm marine battery.

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Plan of one of the emplacements.

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Plan of the Battery.
Blue arrows- 22cm guns.
Yellow arrows - Tobruk machine guns.
Red arrows - 7.5cm guns.

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Attached to the battery were five 7.5cm M32(f) AA guns three 2cm Flak 30. Three 7.5cm K/97(f), one to fire star shells and the other two inside casemates protecting the port of Camaret.

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7.5cm M32(f) AA gun.

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2cm Flak 30.

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Vf51a half group shelter, enough for half the guns crew..

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Action stations, all men to the gun. 22mm K532 Schneider models 1917 (f). A French captured gun and re used in many emplacements around the borders of occupied Europe.

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Area defence Tobruk.

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22 cm K. 532 (f) showing the wheel arrangement, in the main picture one of the wheels can be seen inside the Ringstand.

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Ready to fire.

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08 October 20061946 SHM

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This is how they looked by 1946 when the French military photographed the sites around France.

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1946 SHM

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A picture taken the other way, looking towards Camaret.

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08 October 2006

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Fire Control Post up on the cliffs. Probably completely missed by the bombing.

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R636 command post for Heer's (army) battery.

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R636 command post for Heer's (army) battery.

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08 October 2006

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Very good camouflage, missed by the bombers. But found by the American army when they swept around to the south of Brest.

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09/18/44 53939 A.C.

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The bombing of the batterie was extensive as can be seen and very accurate.

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B17.

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marauder.

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Crew.

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08 October 2006

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FA Lager.

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Just a small bunker for a few men to sleep in..

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08 October 2006

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FA Lager looking down at the entrance.

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08 October 2006

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This photo was taken just over the hill from the battery position and looks like some of the barrack buildings?

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