The Atlantik Wall In Normandy

 

 

Le Grand Vey WN01 Ex WN100 Map 1311E


Le Grand Vey is the most southerly of the Utah Beach defences and looked out across the Bay of Carentan.
The land here merges from the sands to swamp and would not really been suitable for a landing.
The Germans equipped this zone with an 47 mm Skoda cannon in a casemate and two 50 mm ant aircraft guns mounted in the open.
There was also a Tobruk with a Renault tank turret mounted on top.
Machine gun posts and ammunition bunkers made up the rest of the defensive positions.
There was also a command post which incorporated a Tobruk.
Several hundred meters of anti tank wall were also installed along this stretch of coast.
The position was also used to police the traffic on the canal leading to Carentan, and by D-day all traffic had been banned. The German troops stationed here on D-day were from the 709th Infantry Division composing of the 919th Grenadier Regiment.

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