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Re: Maginot Line bunkers

Post by Soetrich » 01 Jan 2012 15:38

Pavel Novak wrote:Greetings
Does anybody here know about a map of Maginot line where are marked all heavy objects? I mean not just "line" but dot for every heavy object.
Hello Pavel,

There are very interesting and detailed maps about the ML available on http://www.cartomaginot.com/
You need to download a DWG-viewer by Autodesk.

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Re: Maginot Line bunkers

Post by Pavel Novak » 01 Jan 2012 23:19

Thanks
That is what I looked for because I made some time ago marks for every czechoslovak heavy object in google earth and I wanted to compare this concept with French one. The result is that both concepts are nearly identical though totalled length of constructed czechoslovak heavy line is about 120 km and none of artillery fortresses were ready.

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Re: Maginot Line bunkers

Post by Sturm78 » 12 Jan 2012 19:21

Hi all,

Another image from Ebay. According to photocaption near Belfort

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Re: Maginot Line bunkers

Post by Soetrich » 15 Jan 2012 10:57

Sturm78 wrote:Hi all,

Another image from Ebay. According to photocaption near Belfort

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This a so called "Casemate de Bourges". The old forts build in the period Séré de Rivières had a shortage of flanking fire in order to protect one another. a lot a fort were modernised in the period 1880-1914 this type of casemate was added after 1899. It's purpose was to defend the interval between two forts. At first a "casemate de Bourges" was armed with 95 mm Mole 1888; later on they were armed with two 75 mm mle 1897(on the picture). On the photo the observation is on the right side. As this casemate was build in numerous forts it's difficult to say which fort. It might be Belfort but also Verdun..

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Re: Maginot Line bunkers

Post by Sturm78 » 15 Jan 2012 20:08

Thank you for your information, Hans

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Re: Maginot Line bunkers

Post by Sturm78 » 24 Jan 2012 13:21

Hi all,

Two images of a small turret:

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Re: Maginot Line bunkers

Post by Soetrich » 24 Jan 2012 20:15

Sturm78 wrote:Hi all,

Two images of a small turret:

Images from Ebay
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The images show a and I use the French term a "tourelle démontable". This type was armed with a 8 mm Hotchkiss machine gun. In peace time the elements were stores in depots. In war time they were installed on the prepared emplacements. It took 3.5 hours and 4 soldiers to install this turret.
In May 1940 the soldier Jules Beaulieux sacrificed himself to stop the Germans that wanted to cross the river Schelde (L'Escaut) at Condé (sector Escaut). From his turret he fired at the German troops before he was hit by AT shells.

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Re: Maginot Line bunkers

Post by Sturm78 » 30 Jan 2012 15:33

Thank you for your information, Hans.

Maginot Line bunker ???

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Re: Maginot Line bunkers

Post by MLW » 30 Jan 2012 17:19

No. It is not Maginot Line.

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Re: Maginot Line bunkers

Post by jopaerya » 30 Jan 2012 19:08

Hello Sturm78

It's a Czech bunker with a 4.7 cm and a twin M.G. .

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Re: Maginot Line bunkers

Post by Sturm78 » 31 Jan 2012 13:02

Thank you for your help, Jos.

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Re: Maginot Line bunkers

Post by Sturm78 » 01 May 2012 20:43

Hi all,

Another ex-german fort ??

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Re: Maginot Line bunkers

Post by Soetrich » 02 May 2012 16:46

Sturm78 wrote:Hi all,

Another ex-german fort ??

Image from Ebay
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This is a picture of a gun battery on a German Feste, build around Metz and Thionville.
The calibre is 10 cm.

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Re: Maginot Line bunkers

Post by Sturm78 » 15 May 2012 11:48

Thank you, Soetrich.

Maginot Line or Czech bunker ?? :?

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Re: Maginot Line bunkers

Post by Pavel Novak » 15 May 2012 12:19

Czechoslovak: MJ-S 29, southern Moravia

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