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Wn 19 strongpoint – Atlantic wall in Normandy

German strongpoints in Normandy: Wn 19

Atlantic wall

Wn 19 is located in the village of Colleville-sur-Orne (today Colleville-Montgomery), where it serves as a cantonment for the troop, notably to artillerymen serving the Wn 16 strongpoint.

This position is held by the 3rd Company of the Ost Battalion 642 (716. Infanterie-Division). On June 6, 1944, in the middle of the morning, the British 1st Battalion Suffolk Regiment (8th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division) commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel R. E. Goodwin seized it.

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