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Wn 71 strongpoint – Atlantic wall in Normandy

German strongpoints in Normandy: Wn 71

Atlantic wall

The Wn 71 strongpoint is one of the four defensive positions of the village of Vierville-sur-Mer. It is located on the heights overlooking the beach to the northeast of Vierville-sur-Mer. Dedicated to the close defense of the village and its accesses to the north, it consists of several shelters and tobrouks, including a casemate type SK for two machine guns (with a double embrasure).

Composition of the Wn 71 strongpoint:

  • 2x 8,14 cm (Gr.W 34) mortars
  • Several machine guns

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