Atlantic Wall: Widerstandsnest 27, Bunker with 50mm KWK gun – Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, France


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View of the 5 cm KwK "Panzerabwehrkanone" protecting Juno Beach, Normandy. The muzzle has been put out of action - Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, France

View of the 5 cm KwK “Panzerabwehrkanone” protecting Juno Beach, Normandy. The muzzle has been put out of action – Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, France

This bunker was part of “Widerstandsnest 27” of the German Atlantic Wall and still houses a 5cm Kwk (Panzerabwehrkanone) like it had during the D-day landings on Juno Beach in 1944. The bunker is next to a memorial for the 48th Royal Marine Commando’s and the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division.
The bunker was almost impregnable from the beach and the boardwalk. During the landings on the 6th of June 1944, it had put the first Allied tanks out of action. It was only silenced after a heavy armored attack by three tanks. A large impact of a tank grenade can still be seen on the left flank of the bunker.

View of the bunker from the boardwalk - Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, Normandy, France

View of the bunker from the boardwalk – Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, Normandy, France

View on the left flank of the 5cm KwK gun - Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, Normandy, France

View on the left flank of the 5cm KwK gun – Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, Normandy, France

Memorial plaque describing the events on June 6th 1944 - Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, Normandy, France

Memorial plaque describing the events on June 6th 1944 – Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, Normandy, France

Visible damage of the tank grenade impact - Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, Normandy, France

Visible damage of the tank grenade impact – Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, Normandy, France





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