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KwK Stände, Cr 43, Pointe des Espagnols

KwK Stände, Cr 43, Pointe des Espagnols

A first shot in 2002.

KwK Stände, Cr 43, Pointe des Espagnols

Better equipment in 2008. In the slope left lies a second one. It is invisible from here.

KwK Stände, Cr 43, Pointe des Espagnols

In 2016 we could go further. The two 5cm KwK casemates are built into the old French 32cm "Batterie de rupture de Pourjoint" dating back from 1888.

KwK Stände, Cr 43, Pointe des Espagnols

Stairs go down deep into the cliffs.

KwK Stände, Cr 43, Pointe des Espagnols

You end up in a rather large hallway. The doors are about 3 meters high! Also note the ammotrain tracks.

KwK Stände, Cr 43, Pointe des Espagnols

A shelter in the back.

KwK Stände, Cr 43, Pointe des Espagnols

A big hall leads to two former gun rooms.

KwK Stände, Cr 43, Pointe des Espagnols

The original stone walls were smashed and a concrete bunker was built instead.

KwK Stände, Cr 43, Pointe des Espagnols

The Treppenscharte of this casemate which aimes north, probably covering the minefield in the Rade de Brest.

KwK Stände, Cr 43, Pointe des Espagnols

The second former 32cm gun room.

KwK Stände, Cr 43, Pointe des Espagnols

A ditch leads to the second 5cm KwK casemate.

KwK Stände, Cr 43, Pointe des Espagnols

The barrel is gone but everything else is still there. Aiming directions for a Sperrfeuer were vaguely visible on the wall.