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Morsalines battery – Stp 141 – Atlantic wall

Morsalines battery – Stp 141

German batteries of the Atlantic Wall in Normandy

Unit: 6th Battery of the 1261st Coastal Artillery Regiment

Codename: Stp 141

Artillery guns: 6x 155 mm K416

Outcome: Under British control on June 6th, 1944

The Morsalines battery, coded Stp 141 by the Germans, is located about a hundred meters south-west of the village of Marsalines, on the heights dominating the coast. It is one of the oldest batteries of the Atlantic Wall in Normandy, whose construction began in 1941.

On June 6, 1944, Stp 141 was captured by the British HMS Argonaut.

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