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Report - Fort Allemand, Radio Navigation bunker, Normandy

Discussion in 'European and International Sites' started by MarkR, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. MarkR

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    This was never a fort, but after the German invasion the local population were excluded from all sensitive sites such as this and it became known as " The German Fort".

    The Nazis needed a site on high ground on which to build a new and early form of radio guidance, permitting planes to fly by night.
    Radio navigation systems had been in use for a few years, used by both military and civilian aircraft.

    The transmitter here was operational in late 1940 (although not in the bunker), and was first used for the bombing of Coventry on November 14th 1940. The transmitters sent out two parallel signals, one dots and the other dashes. When the plane was on course, between the two signals a steady tone was heard.

    This later system was called the X-Gerat and was later refined to use four beams. This system had a very limited life span and the beams were very easy to jam by the RAF and even when the Germans changed frequencies several times during a raid, it was able to be blocked. This station was vital for the night bombing of England.

    This was a great bunker... and still shows the scars from when the US troops attacked the site and took it not long after D-Day.

    First picture is the front entrance to the bunker.. there is still the Nazi eagle and you can faintly see the swastika below it that was shot at by US troops.
    The writing below it reads:
    'THIS BUNKER WAS BUILT FOR ADOLF HITLER IN THE WAR AGAINST THE ENGLISH'

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    1944 Pic of the bunker entrance

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    approx same position

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    Air Vents. You can see where satchel charges were set off

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    Battery Room

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    Bullet holes from the battle to take the bunker

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