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Musée du Mur de l'Atlantique

(Atlantikwall Museum)

Location:

The museum is in one of the four gun emplacements ("Turm I") of the German gunsite "Batterie Todt" in Audinghen, Pas de Calais, France.

Address:
Musée du mur de l'Atlantique
62179 Audinghen (Cap Gris-Nez)
Telephone: 21329733 or 21359011

Description:

This German Naval Battery was build in 1940 as "Batterie Siegfried". In 1942, after the death of Fritz Todt, the founder of the Organisation Todt, it was changed in "Batterie Todt". It was equipped with very 38cm heavy guns ("38cm S.K. C/34"). The battery was captured by the Canadian Army on September 9th 1944. After the war, one of the four gunpositions was destroyed by an accident with ammunition.

Opening hours:

Between Eastern and September 30, daily from 09:00 - 18:00

Curiosities/Themes/Exhibits:

A large number of German equipment is shown, varying from uniform, guns, ammunition, etc. One of the top pieces a German 28cm Railway gun. Around the large bunker a number of heavy pieces like a German 15cm Howitzer (15cm schwere Feld Haubitze 18) and a Czech copy of the the Sd.Kfz. 151 Half-Track. In one of the other towers you can find original wall paintings from World War II.

 

Turm I met het herstelde getrapte luifel

 

Achterzijde van Turm I

The museum is in Tower I ("Turm I") of the former German "Batterie Todt".

 

28cm K5

Outside the museum is a German 28cm Kanone 5 Tiefzug (E). The (E) stands for Eisenbahn or Railway. This means the gun was operated from a railway. This gun is one of the 2 left today. The other one, called "Anzio Annie", is on the territory of the Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Ordnance Museum, Maryland, USA.

 

Voorzijde van Turm I met links de 28cm K5

Front of Turm I

 

  Pictures of original German paintings in one of the other gunpositions.
     
   

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