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|On the outskirts of the town at the edge of the camping site is a radio guidance bunker. The bunker is 130 meters above the sea. The system used here was the second generation of radio guidance called Y-Gerat. For an explanation of this system consult the pages on Fort Allemand. The aerial was mounted on the roof of the bunker and was rotated to its position on a rail, the supports of this rai...||01/15/2010||247|
|This was never a fort, but after the German invasion the local population were excluded from all sensitive sites such as this and it became known as " The German Fort".|
On the same day that this region of France fell to the invading Germans they were seen surveying this site. (June 18th 1940) They needed a site on high ground on which to build a new and early form of radio guid...
|Erika was a late development in radio guidance, and came too late to have much effect on the German’s war effort. They had started with Knickebein, then progressed to X-Gerat and Y-Gerat, all of which were far superior to anything the Allies had at that time. The only problem with this system was the large number of bunkers needed which allowed the planes of the RAF to spot the installations. E...||01/15/2010||313|
|Near the Hameau des Asselins lies the most interesting of German bunkers. This is a rare Mammut radar installation (named Gouesneraie), used not only for detecting shipping, but it also gave the range for the guns to either side of it. The bunker is quite a rare V143 type of which only four were built. The Mammut radar was called hoarding by the British, because of its size and shape. It sat o...||01/16/2010||314|
|This radar station came under the jurisdiction of the Luftwaffe, and over 200 officers and enlisted men served here The power for the radar and associated equipment came from diesel generators housed in underground bunkers. The earliest radar installed here was the Freya, which was completed in the autumn of 1940 and could only give a two dimensional picture: i.e. just the distance of ships or ...||01/16/2010||391|
|This U-boat bunker is located in Bremen. The bunker was 362m x 68m in size and the roof of the bunker was 4,5m thick. The construction of the bunker started in March 1944 and was never completed.|
|The village of La Pernelle was well favored by the Germans. Not only did they build two gun emplacements near the village, they also installed one of the largest |
"Coast Watcher” radar installations in the village. The choice was a simple one, the village sits high on hills just to the north of Quettehou, overlooking the eastern approaches of the Bay of the Seine.
|Bunker Aachen Forest|
(Germany - Nordrhein-Westfalen - Aachen)
This bunker was part of the Westwall and was build in 1939. It was of type Regelbautyp SK/6a No. 153 and was 10.7 by 12 metres tall. The walls are 2 metres thick and the bunker had a armoured dome with a MG 08. The crew existed of 9 soldiers.
On 13 and 14 September 1944 there were fights a...
|The radar station to the east of Pointe du Hoc mistaken as their landing place by Col Rudder and his Rangers on the morning of d-day.|
The is was German Navy Radar station named "Imme" and had a Wuzburg Riese a Freya and a Seetakt Gema installed on the site.
The site was extensively bombed around D-day and not much remains. The SK building that housed th...
|The purpose of the bunker was to construct U-boats (submarines). The 9 parts of the specific U-boat, U-boat XXI, were already finished. In the bunker they would put all the parts together and then a complete U-boat would leave the bunker.|
The bunker is built next to the Weser, the plan was to dig a channel to the bunker so the U-boat could easily get in and out, they never had the ...
|U-boat bunker is located in Lorient. The bunker was 403 x 146m in size and the roof of the bunker was 3,5m thick. The bunker was constructed in the period May 1941 - December 1941 and had a capacity of 7 boats||08/25/2009||1,465|
|At Fromelles Hitler was stationed in 1916 with the 16th. Infantery Regiment.|
For a long time it was thaught he was staying in a bunker west of fromelles. Often referred to as Hitler's bunker but this is wrong ! Hitler didn't recognize this bunker during his visit.
A sign was placed here referring to Hitler's bunker but it is gone or removed by now.