French coastal fort, June 1940

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udondave
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French coastal fort, June 1940

Post by udondave » 17 Nov 2018 00:49

Hi everyone,

Looking for the location of this French coastal fort overrun by the 7th Panzer Division in June 1940. Hopefully the two square lighthouses will help the ID.

Many thanks,

Dave
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Re: French coastal fort, June 1940

Post by GregSingh » 17 Nov 2018 06:54

I don't think these are lighthouses...
If we become increasingly humble about how little we know, we may be more eager to search.

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Re: French coastal fort, June 1940

Post by jopaerya » 17 Nov 2018 12:12

The guns are 240 mm TR Mle 1903 at the Cap de la Heve battery at Le Havre .

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Re: French coastal fort, June 1940

Post by udondave » 17 Nov 2018 19:59

Thank you Jopaerya !

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Re: French coastal fort, June 1940

Post by udondave » 18 Nov 2018 10:42

1.jpg
Hi everyone,

Another shot at Cap de la Heve, what gun is this?

The other two photos were taken around the same time in June 1940, any idea where?

Thanks in advance for the location and gun ID.

Cheers, Dave
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Re: French coastal fort, June 1940

Post by JKernwerk » 18 Nov 2018 17:50

It is a 9.4cm Flak 39M (e).
JK

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Re: French coastal fort, June 1940

Post by jopaerya » 18 Nov 2018 17:56

Hello Dave

The second photo is the French batterie Dollemard with 138 mm Mle 1910 .

Regards Jos

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Re: French coastal fort, June 1940

Post by forttravel » 18 Nov 2018 18:47

udondave wrote:
18 Nov 2018 10:42
1.jpgHi everyone,
Another shot at Cap de la Heve, what gun is this?
Cheers, Dave
First picture is a British 3,7 inch aa gun.
See example here: https://www.euro-t-guide.com/See_Photo/ ... 013_08.jpg

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Re: French coastal fort, June 1940

Post by udondave » 20 Nov 2018 09:54

Thanks Jos, forttravel & JK. Much appreciated
gentlemen. Cheers, Dave

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