Batterie Todt

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Batterie Todt, was a German World War Two coastal artillery battery constructed in the hamlet of Haringzelles, Audinghen, 3 kilometers Southeast of Cape Gris-Nez, Pas de Calais, France to support the plans for a German Invasion of Britain.

It consisted of four large “Turm” bunkers with Krupp 380mm (15 inch) naval guns capable of hitting the British coast. From 1942 the battery became part of the Atlantic Wall.

On the 29th of September 1944 the battery was conquered during Operation Undergo by the North Nova Scotia Highlanders, part of the 9th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Canadian Infantry Division, after a heavy aerial bombardment.