Fe09 Côte de la Vierge

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Fécamp east of Le Havre, another cleft in the cliff which was cut through by the river Valmont and later a port was created to accommodate a large fishing fleet.
Very few defences can be seen in one easy view. Well here one is. By standing back, the whole defence runs up the cliff edge.

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Fe09.

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Minesweeper.

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1 x R676 casemate for a 4.7cm Festungpak + tunnel.
1 x R630 casemate machine gun with armoured plate.
3 x R612 casemate for an assault gun.
1 x L410A emplacement for 3.7cm Flak gun.
1 x Vf58c Tobruk.
1 x R610 battle HQ for strengthened company.
1 x R621 group shelter.
2 x Vf shelters.
4 x Vf MG.
1 x Vf67 Tobruk for a tank turret.
1 x Pz.T.
1 x 7.5cm FK235 (b) (pos. 3 x 7.5cm guns).
1 x 4.7 Pak K.36(t)

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R610 battle HQ for strengthened company.

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L410A emplacement for 3.7cm Flak gun.

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R612 casemate for an assault gun.

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Fécamp is a small fishing port and around WW2 it handled medium cargo boats. At the time of the proposed invasion of England, the port was to be used as an embarkation point. Later minesweeper and S boats used the port and it was defended by layers of defence Wn's. Fe09 covers the steep cliff side running down to the port.

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Fishing fleet.

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Raumbootsflottillen.

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Armed trawler.

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Many bunkers still exist running up the hill with an R676 Skoda 4.7 Pak bunker at the bottom.

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Projecteur (Searchlight).

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R610 battle HQ for strengthened company. This was the HQ bunker for Fe09. Phone cables would have run out to all the gun bunkers to direct the fire down on their targets.

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Plan.

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Plan R610 battle HQ for strengthened company.

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R612 casemate for an assault gun.

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Plan.

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Inside how it may have looked.

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Looking out of an R612 casemate.

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R630 machine gun casemate & a Tobruk in the red square.

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Plan.

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R630 machine gun casemate

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Fortress machine gun.

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The metal plate would have looked like.

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R612 casemate for an assault gun.

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Plan.

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R612 plan.

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7.5cm FK235 (b).

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Vf58c Tobruk.

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Plan.

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Vf58c Tobruk plan.

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How the Tobruk may have been used.

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Tobruk construction.

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There were four Vf/MG bunkers.

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Plan.

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There were four Vf/MG bunkers.
The range on machine guns that could have been used here were quite large. From MG09 WW1 water cooled type, to French ex Maginot line guns. To the latest Mg36 and Mg42's.

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R676 casemate for a 4.7cm Festungpak + tunnel (Stollen).

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Plan.

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R676 plan.

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Skoda 4.7cm Festungpak.

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R676 casemate for a 4.7cm Festungpak + tunnel.
Camouflaged flanking wall.

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The flanking wall stops shell fire from the seaward side getting at the gun embrasure.

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4.7cm Skoda gun.

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R676 casemate for a 4.7cm Festungpak + tunnel.
The 4.7cm Skoda gun had a co axle machine gun as well.

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Embrasure inside an R676.

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The ball joint gun fitting.

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Tunnel (Stollen) out of the rear of the bunker.

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As we parked to look at the Skoda bunker this concrete guard post has been placed here, probably it was used around the docks area? A guard post that a guard could use in a bombing raid and protect him.

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Plan.

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Coming down the D79 off the hill we found this tunnel.

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Entrance.

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Looking inside.

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