Gi05 'Annaberg' Point Espagnol

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The defence of the north side of the Gironde river starting at La Tremblade. The defences continued along the coast. We have now come to Gi03 code named 'Annaberg'.

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'Annaberg'.

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7.5cm F.K.231(f)

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1 x R506 casemate for a 4.7cm Pak(t).
1 x R627 artillery observation post with roof cover.
2 x R612 for assault gun F.K. 231..
1 x R622 twin group bunker.
6 x Vf58c Tobruk's.
1 x Vf69 mortar Tobruk.
1 x Vf67 FT17(f) tank turret.
1 x 4.7cm Pak 36.
1 x 2.5 cm Pak 112(f).
2 x 7.5cm F.K.231.

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R627 artillery observation post with roof cover.

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R627 artillery observation post with roof cover.

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R612 casemate.

Gi05 'Annaberg' Point Espagnol

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07 November 2012

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Set in the sand dunes back from the beach are a line of bunkers.

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Sunset beach (Gironde) Francis Demont.

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Gi05 is very easy to get to and in winter, parking is no problem, summer ? well very busy.
A walk from the car park towards the sea and the first bunker is on the right.

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R622 twin group bunker.

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Vf58c Tobruk.

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IGNF air photo dated 16-05-1964 showing nearly all the items.

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R612 looking into the gun room.

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R612 gun room.

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R612 embrasure.

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Numbered R627/04 meaning its the fourth bunker in G105.
Note the small square hole in the corner, this is the artillery spotters position and a steel plate would have covered it.

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Plan of an R627 artillery observation post.
A - Close combat defence + periscope.
B - Plotting room.
C - Crew room.
D entrance.

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Elevation of an R627.

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MKB Bunkertour

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MKB's layout showing how it would have looked with its steel plate in place.

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A steel plate over his head and enough room to possibly push your head and shoulders up to look out with binoculars or use a scissor binoculars and not stick your head out?

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Steel plate.

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MKB Bunkertour

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MKB's 3D plan of the bunker.

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There was a large ex French batterie inland and this may have been used to control its fire in this area? But it may just have been used to direct these two guns in their casemates.

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The view out to sea.

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Set in the sand dunes back from the sea are a line of bunkers.

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Gi05 'Annaberg' Point Espagnol

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R622 Twin group bunker

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R622 plan.

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Inside.

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07 November 2012                                                                                                          Alderney, M.B. Elsa§ 2cm Flak 30.      06 October 2016

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The rectangular concrete looks like a water trough of some kind. The only places I have found troughs, is on Flak sites. These were to cool down 2cm Flak barrels down.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water trough which I think was used to cool down gun barrels in?? Alderney, M.B. Elsaß 2cm Flak 30.

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2cm Flak 30.

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2cm Flak 30 details.

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2cm Flak tool kit.

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A man & his Vf58c

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Area defence Tobruk. These circled the outer defence of the Wn just behind the wire.

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Vf58c plan.

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R612 for assault gun F.K.

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R812 rear entrance.

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R612 gun room.

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Cleaning brushes on the wall.

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7.5cm F.K.231(f).

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R612 ammunition space

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Ammunition niche.

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Case & shell.

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7.5cm F.K.231(f).

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R612 concrete camouflage, look carefully at the concrete and finger marks can be seen.

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R612 casemate. The front embrasure now completely covered in sand. Pity.

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R612 casemate.

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R612 graffiti

 

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R612 towards the south.

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