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1./Heeres Kusten Artillerie Abteilung 1253.
Quite a large batterie position, seven large Geschützstellung for 15.5cm K420(f). guns. Also one smaller Geschützstellung for a 15.5cm s.F.H.414(f) to fire star shells over the target area to light it up.
There was also four earlier Geschützstellung for a batterie of smaller guns. By 1944 they had been removed.
All guns were captured French artillery with plenty of ammunition. Most of these guns were to be used to cover the Maginot line in the north east of France.

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15.5cm K420(f).

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15.5cm s.F.H.414(f).

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There was also about three Flak guns 2cm.

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6 x Geschützstellung (Open emplacements).
1 x R679 casemate, 3 under construction.
3 x R134 ammunition bunkers I.
4 x R621 group shelter.
1 x R636 command post 300m on the coast.
1 x R637 measuring post 300m on the coast.
3 x R607 ammunition bunkers II
1 x R610 Battle HQ.
1 x 15.5cm s.F.H.414(f)
6 x 15.5cm K420(f).
Flak -searchlight..

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Allied recon photo

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Detail on the photo "A rearranged 6-gun battery showing the staggered formation of the emplacements(arrows). The old position (A) are now unoccupied.

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Photo reconnaissance Spitfire showing where the cameras could go.

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IGNF 1947

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To the best of my ability, its very misleading looking at information at hand. Many contradictions.

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Geschützstellung (open emplacement)

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Aiming.

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Crew.

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R679 casemate
Possibly the only remaining bunker that can be seen.
The order came out to casemate all Artillerie, so four large R679 casemates were to be added, making it a four gun batterie.

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R679 casemate.

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R679 casemate.

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R679 casemate.

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R679 casemate

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R679 casemate
Rear entrance.

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Lumps of concrete that have been thrown many meters from their original position.

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IGNF 1964

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IGNF 1964 shows the casemate and several of the bunkers, R621 crew group shelter and R134 ammunition bunkers in 'I' meaning a lighter shelter. 'I' = 490cm of concrete and 'II' = 760cm of concrete. R607 is in 'II'.
(cm = cubic meters)

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R134 'I' ammunition shelter.

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R621 crew shelter.

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R607 'II' ammunition bunker.

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IGNF 1964

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Geschützstellung and an R607 right next door for ammunition.

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Geschützstellung (open emplacement)

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The turntable for the wheels to sit in and allowing the gun to pivot on the centre mount and move through 360°.

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Two Geschützstellung completely destroyed, either by bombing or by explosion.

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Geschützstellung (open emplacement)

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IGNF 1964

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Here we have the R636 command post for an army batterie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An R637 measuring post for army coastal batterie.
Both right on the cliff edge.
Their job was top direct the guns onto any targets at sea.

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R638 left and R637 right.

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R636.

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R637.

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From target XII/28 1343

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