Widerstandsnest 165b Blücher – Cran aux Oeufs, Audinghen, France


612 Schartenstand
View of the 612 Schartenstand of Widerstandsnest 165b Blücher along the coastline of Audinghen, France

Very well situated between Pointe du Riden and Cran aux Oeufs, this position guarded the beach of Gris Nez running to the Southwest in the direction of Batterie Todt.

Regelbau 612 Schartenstand

Widerstandsnest 165b Blücher has a Regelbau 612 (Schartenstand für Lande- und Sturmgeschütz) bunker to house an assault gun, which could fire at targets landing on the beach.

612 schartenstand Widerstandsnest 165b Blucher
The 612 Schartenstand of Widerstandsnest 165b Blücher, Audinghen, France
Inside 612 schartenstand
A view inside the 612 Schartenstand of Widerstandsnest 165b Blücher, Audinghen, France

The inside of the bunker has been destroyed and filled with rubble.

Regelbau 612 Schartenstand
Patrick inspecting the entrance of 612 Schartenstand
Widerstandsnest 165b Blücher
Widerstandsnest 165b Blücher at Cran aux Oeufs, France
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View from Widerstandsnest 165b Blücher at Cran aux Oeufs, France

FA HWB Shelter and Ammunition Storage

Wn. 165b Blücher has two FA (Feldmäßiger Ausbau) HWB (Heinrich-Wellblechen) constructions, which means these are improvised structures in the field using round corrugated iron ( Wellblech ) elements. The “Heinrich” designation indicates the iron structure has a round shape (a “Siegfried” designation indicated a Gothic shape).

FA HWB Personnel shelter
Entrance of FA HWB Personnel shelter at Widerstandsnest 165b Blucher, Audinghen, France

Visit

You can visit this location following the coastal path from Cran aux Oeufs to Pointe du Riden towards Widerstandsnest 165 Frundsberg.


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