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French fortresses

Visiting the higher grounds of Cherbourg you can not miss the three piers that protect the harbour. The French built several fortresses and the Germans partly used them for their fortifications. We start in the east.

On the pier towards l'île Pelée.

Fort de l'île Pelée, Wn 211, was a Flak position with 3.7 cm guns.

Fort les Flamands, built on the mainland had the designation Wn 210.

Fort de l'Est. Stp 212 was the basement for 2 x a 2 cm Flak gun.