The Atlantik Wall In Normandy



Tonneville  Map 1210E

During the occupation the Germans put in place a ring of anti aircraft batteries around Cherbourg.

Tonneville was the second most westerly of these eleven sites.

All the guns utilised in this defensive ring were of the famous 88 mm type.

The sites were equipped with either four or six guns to each site, and here at Tonneville six guns were employed, although only five emplacements can be found. The site has been very heavily bombed or shelled.

The site sits on the high ground near the Hameau Langlois.

The site must have taken several hits during the liberation of Cherbourg as the site shows considerable damage.

The high tower in front of the site is disappointingly only an electricity sub station.



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