Normandy Bunkers, Casemates and Tobruk's

Discussion in 'WW2 Battlefields Today' started by Jonathan Ball, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball It's a way of life.

  2. James S

    James S Very Senior Member

    Good one Jonathan. :)

    The Heimdal book I mentioned , waited and passed on several well used copies seen on the "tinternet" and at various collectors and book fairs , prices utterly insane, patience paid of in the end.
    From this, "one I was making earlier until I was so rudely interrupted."

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    The following comes from Richard Doherty's "Normandy 1944- The Road to Victory" (Spellmount) 2004 , wanted to add it in respect of "Sapper" and Jonathan's photo of the site as it is today.

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    Sorry for the quality of the scans flat bed scanners are not always book friendly. :)
     
  3. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball It's a way of life.

  4. James S

    James S Very Senior Member

    New to me Jonathan , thank you sir. :)
    Looking at the photos of "Hillman" - makes you think. :poppy:
     
  5. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball It's a way of life.

    Can you get down onto the beach at Point Du Hoc and look up?

    Missed this one too! :lol:

    Does anyone know the answer? I never thought (nor had the time available) to find out.
     
  6. SDP

    SDP Incurable Cometoholic Patron

    Looked at the excellent photos early in this thread of the Fire Control Bunker at Longues-sur-Mer. What have they done to it? It looks awful with that oh-so-very-neat path and walkway and steps installed....and they have blocked off access to the upper level from where you could see over to Omaha and Gold beaches. Now looks more like something from Disney and totally artificial rather than something of great historical significance. No doubt tourism Health and Safety gone mad!
     
  7. James S

    James S Very Senior Member

    H&S probably had a lot to do with it. (sadly :( )
     
  8. Wills

    Wills Very Senior Member

  9. Jakob Kjaersgaard

    Jakob Kjaersgaard Senior Member

    Missed this one too! :lol:

    Does anyone know the answer? I never thought (nor had the time available) to find out.

    It is possible. But you have to start at Grandcamp Maisy and it's about an hour of walk along the rocky beach.
     
  10. James S

    James S Very Senior Member

  11. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball It's a way of life.

  12. James S

    James S Very Senior Member

    Nice link J. :)
     
  13. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    Thanks for the link JB.
     
  14. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball It's a way of life.

    And some more good Atlantik Wall info and photos here:

    Home Page

    If anyone knows anymore then please add them to the thread!
     
  15. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball It's a way of life.

  16. Wills

    Wills Very Senior Member

  17. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball It's a way of life.

    Now this is a really good website. It's German but I browsed using Google Chrome so the pages are translated into English. Well worth a view anyway just for the photo albums..

    VERGESSENE-GESCHICHTE.DE
     
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