Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Atlantic Wall Doelan







I've been to this little fishing port many times and have posted before about the defensive fortifications on the headland but, having found a diagram of the layout of bunkers, machine gun positions and casemates, I thought it would be a good idea to re-visit. The weather was a bit windy, as you can see in the photos, but the layout of the defensive positions was very clear and tied in very well with the diagram based on plans from 1944. This would be a great terrain feature and objective for a commando raid, so I am thinking once again about my stalled Achtung Kommando! project, perhaps for a re-boot in 2018 using Where Sten Guns Dare?   

You can see my previous post, in somewhat less inclement weather, here:

2 comments:

  1. Interesting. It shows the importance the German defenders placed on preventing the Allies from seizing potential port and landing facilities, even comparatively minor ports like Doelan. It would make a great locale for a commando raid.

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  2. It would indeed, although why a raid would be launched I have yet to work out? Perhaps as a diversion for something else?

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