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Braye harbour

Braye harbour is the only harbour of the island. In the thirties they began building a new Pier at Cachalière but they never finished it. For the Germans it was thus the only place to get goods from and to the island and they fortified it to quite an extend. The old Victorian Fort Grosnez was converted to a powerful Stützpunkt and the harbour itself was defended by several Tobruks and Mg positions. On York Hill, south of the harbour, a network of trenches and Mg/Flak positions was set up and a Tobruk for tankturret and personnel bunker completed this Stützpunkt.