Strange Panzersperre

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Andrzej Ditrich
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Strange Panzersperre

Postby Andrzej Ditrich » 24 Feb 2010 13:44

Hello,

any ideas where this photo was taken?
Who made this obstacle: Germans of French?
Source: Ebay

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Re: Strange Panzersperre

Postby Barovic » 27 Feb 2010 23:16

Hello Andrew,

strange, they look a lot like the cylinders at Coxmoor Wood (see http://www.pillboxesuk.co.uk => choose 'Defence Types', the 'Vehicle Obstacles'). See also: http://www.flickr.com/photos/7535223@N02/4329625435.

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Re: Strange Panzersperre

Postby kstdk » 28 Feb 2010 11:03

Hello

Yes they indeed looks like these ones!

Maybe the pictures are from maneuvers relating to "Operation Sea Lion" ??

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Re: Strange Panzersperre

Postby Andrzej Ditrich » 02 Mar 2010 11:22

Hello Friends,

well I have a puzzle:How this Stug could appear near Coxmoor Wood Cylinders? Channel Islands? or it is a obstacle copy based on intelligence reports, made to exercise before 'See Lion'???

PS In Poland in 1944/45 Einmann bunkers were used as Panzersperren-i guess it was 'Gerumpelsperre'.

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Re: Strange Panzersperre

Postby Heim62 » 02 Mar 2010 14:15

Hello,
Maybe has it nothing to deal with these pictures, but there was the presence of at least two Stug III during practices for Seelöwe in the south of Hardelot Beach during the Summer 1940. They could have been used to test copy of british concrete defences or to crush british barbewired systems.
Who knows ?

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(source: Hardelot 40-44, HCO Editions, by Violard, Rivart and Paradis, 2009.)

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Re: Strange Panzersperre

Postby Andrzej Ditrich » 02 Mar 2010 15:49

Interesting hint Heim62! Thanks!

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Re: Strange Panzersperre

Postby Andrzej Ditrich » 16 Mar 2017 23:32

Another example of not well known AT obstacle in Tobruk:
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