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STRONGPOINT CORBIERE 10.5cm COASTAL DEFENCE GUN CASEMATE “KANONE 2”

Strongpoint Corbiere was unusual for have two ex-French 10.5cm K 331 (f) coastal defence gun casemates, one facing south (designated “Kanone 1” = Cannon 1) which was decimated in the post war scrap drives and the north-facing “Kanone 2”.
This bunker, which was hard for the scrap men to access, escaped the cutting torch and not only retains the original casemated gun, but also a wealth of other rare armoured parts. Restored to near operation condition it also tells the story of former crew member Horst Herrmann who manned this casemate from late 1943 and was involved in several live firing exercises of the gun.
The sites gives a ‘working atmosphere’ feel to the visitor and you are allowed to touch and interact with some of the exhibits including the operation of the 10.5cm gun!
Admission £5, CIOS members and accompanied under 16s free.
Video thanks to Jersey War Tours who you can use to visit both this site and many others!

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