German strongpoints in Normandy: Wn 71
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