Friday, 3 August 2018

Atlantic Wall Pointe de Pen Hir
























We got back from camping near Camaret this afternoon, during which we visited more of the coastal defences of Brest including the battery on the Point de Pen Hir. This consists of a mortar battery of the 1890's on top of which the Germans constructed a series if coastal artillery casemates and bunkers, all linked together by a command post. One of the artillery bunkers has been converted into a museum of the Battle of the Atlantic and there are several large anchors outside two of which came from the battleships Dunkerque and Strasbourg, no less. There's also a very impressive monument to the liberation of France and the Free French armed forces, which is pretty impressive. The weather was amazing and I got very sunburned but it was worth it just for the view!

2 comments:

  1. Thanks Michael,

    The weather was fantastic and there was plenty of things to point a camera at!

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