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"Tobruk" at Barneville-Carteret
Rouse713
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Posted: Sunday, September 09, 2012 - 04:41 PM GMT+7
Peter van Bezu has returned from a trip to Normandy France. He has shared with some Atlantic Wall bunker pictures with us!





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Thanks for sharing Peter!
Biggles2
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Posted: Monday, September 10, 2012 - 10:03 AM GMT+7
Just wondering...was this amount of the Tobruk always exposed, or has it been excavated? Usually they were buried almost up to the roof to reduce detection.
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Posted: Monday, September 10, 2012 - 01:12 PM GMT+7
Hi Biggles,

Unfortunately there was no sign at te site, but as there is a firing slit at the landside, my guess is that only the seaside was covered with sand.

Peter
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Posted: Monday, September 10, 2012 - 05:48 PM GMT+7

Hi,

Thanks for sharing.
Biggles2
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Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 09:42 AM GMT+7
Now that I'm looking at the photos again, I'm wondering where the entrance is (was). Usually these kinds of Tobruks had the entrance at the squared-off end, but there is no trace of one. Maybe the slit on the side is the remains of an entrance, or this one in particular had an underground entrance.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 02:58 PM GMT+7

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Now that I'm looking at the photos again, I'm wondering where the entrance is (was). Usually these kinds of Tobruks had the entrance at the squared-off end, but there is no trace of one. Maybe the slit on the side is the remains of an entrance, or this one in particular had an underground entrance.



I think you are right. The slit is part of the entrance - it is certainly in the right place. It looks as if it has been partially infilled using concrete blocks (or similar), and the slit is a gap at the top. The photograph in the first post seems to show the upper two courses of blocks above the sand.