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« Reply #30 on: October 01, 2015, 11:23:37 AM »

An article in the Daily Mail which ties in to Reply#7

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3254771/The-7ft-6in-German-quit-job-freak-join-Hitler-s-army-captured-5ft-3in-British-corporal-end-Broadway-star.html
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« Reply #31 on: April 11, 2016, 06:10:32 AM »

This picture appears elsewhere on the forum, but it's worth reposting it here. A section of armour plating from one of the guns of Battery Lindemann.

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« Reply #32 on: January 10, 2017, 09:35:55 AM »

Portsmouth Evening News - Thursday 28 September 1944

German Big Gun Battery "Crushed."
The garrison of Cap Blanc Nez "has been crushed and overwhelmed by enemy superiority," says German radio. "The last heavy shells of the battery, which, being the heaviest of the long-range naval batteries on the Channel zone, has frequently shelled targets on the south-eastern British coast and British convoys in the Channel, caused damage in Dover."
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« Reply #33 on: March 07, 2018, 16:58:45 PM »

The Sphere - Saturday 06 July 1940

THE FRUSTRATION OF AN ENEMY HOPE

The Fleet Air Arm Bomb a Big New German Gun Emplacement Cut in the Chalk Cliffs of Calais


It has for long been a boast of the Germans that, when the Channel ports were in their hands, Britain would be bombarded by land guns. Well, the Channel ports are in their hands; at Calais the enemy hastened on with the work of building new gun emplacements in the chalk cliffs. But whilst this work was progressing a young Canadian pilot was busy photographing what was going on he discovered the emplacement on a photographic reconnaissance when he flew at less than 1,000 ft. to get his pictures. The Nazi gunfire was so heavy that he only brought his aircraft home by great skill; he forced landed at a South Coast aerodrome and then prepared to lead aircraft of the Fleet Air Arm to the attack. Protected by Hurricanes, the bombers swept down on the target in three waves, dive-bombing in the face of tremendous fire from heavy artillery and anti-aircraft guns of all kinds. The big new gun emplacement was completely wrecked; our bombers suffered the loss of one aircraft which crashed into the sea near the French coast. In the official photograph reproduced above, one bomb has just burst near the target; the next fell directly on it, completely wrecking both emplacement and guns.



An interesting piece of British propaganda, but, as usual, it didn't tell the truth..

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