Saturday, 6 August 2011

A bit more of the Atlantic Wall





We went for a long range trip today, all the way to the Crozon Peninsula which is to the South of the naval port of Brest. As part of the return journey, we stopped off at the headland of Cap de la Chevre, where I found this rather interesting bit of the Atlantic Wall.

According to the inscription on the top of the observation bunker, it was where one of the commanders of Brest surrendered to the Americans in September 1944, presumably as he had nowhere left to go. It's a little bit of military history that I'm going to look into, assuming I can find some relevant background information on the net.

We also spent some time at the beach, where we found a pile of beach obstacle tetrahedrons all piled up under the cliff. I guess there were a load more underneath all the shingle and loose rocks that had tumbled off the cliff in the last sixty years or so, but the ones that I could see looked pretty impressive on their own.

1 comment:

  1. Great post!! I've just seen a news report on the Atlantic wall, a group of French enthusiasts are clearing and preserving their local parts of the wall, unfortunately most parts have fallen into disrepair and they're trying to save.

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