The Atlantik Wall In Normandy



Juno Map 1512

The Atlantic Wall was not at its strongest along this beach. It was thought that the reefs out to sea would stop the Allies contemplating a landing here. The Atlantic Wall was not in effect a continuous wall but a series of defences at strategic points. At the majority of these points there were one or two casemates equipped with an anti tank gun firing through a slit giving a view of the beach. The strong points were also equipped with machine guns and flame throwers. Anti tank ditches were also employed, against the liberating forces. The beach was strewn with obstacles to prevent landings, many of which were mined. The only guns directly behind Juno were the 100mm Czech guns (type FH 14/19) deployed by the 7/AR1716

At the foot of each page you will find listed the Bunkers and Armaments of each site where known



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