Widerstandsnest 27, Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer

WN27 on the seawall at Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer which still retains its 50mm cannon. On the right of the bunker, you can see the damage caused by an AVRE tank.

CANON ANTICHAR

PROTEGE DES TIRS VENANT DE LA MER CE CANON ANTICHAR ALLEMAND DE
50MM DEFENDAIT L'EMPLACEMENT FORTIFIE DE SAINT AUBIN QUI N'AVAIT
PAS ETE BEAUCOUP TOUCHE PAR LE BOMBARDEMENT PRELIMINAIRE.

IL POUVAIT PRENDRE EN ENFILADE LA PLAGE, LA DIGUE ET LES RUES.

IL A CAUSE DE GRAVES DIFFICULTES AUX TROUPES DE DEBARQUEMENT
DANS LES 1ERES PHASES DE L'ASSAUT ET A MIS HORS DE COMBAT LES
PREMIERS CHARS A ARRIVER SUR PLACE.

IL FUT REDUIT AU SILENCE PAR LE FEU DE TROIS AUTRES CHARS, MAIS LES
QUELQUES 70 DOUILLES D'OBUS VIDES TROUVEES AUTOUR DE L'EMPLACEMENT
TEMOIGNAIENT DE LA DETERMINATION AVEC LAQUELLE SES SERVANTS
S'ETAIENT DEFENDUS.

(HISTOIRE OFFICIELLE DE L'ARMEE CANADIENNE DANS LA 2 DE GUERRE MONDIALE)

50 MM GERMAN ANTITANK GUN

ITS CRUCIAL POSITIONING
PROTECTED THE GUN OF ANY
DIRECT FIRE FROM THE SEA,
AND IT COULD COPE WITH
COLLATERAL ATTACKS FROM
THE BEACH, THE BOARDWALK
AND ADJACENT STREETS.
AFTER HAVING PUT OUT
OF COMBAT THE FIRST
ALLIED TANKS IN THE
MORNING OF JUNE THE
6TH 1944, IT WAS REDUCED
TO SILENCE FOLLOWING A
HEAVILY ARMED ATTACK
BY THREE OTHER TANKS.

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Listing: Widerstandsnest 27, Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer

Location

Place du Canada
14750Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer
Calvados
France
Longitude:-0.39406
Latitude:49.332307

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