German strongpoints in Normandy: Wn 10

Atlantic wall

The Wn 10 strongpoint is located on Riva-Bella’s seafront near Ouistreham and opposite Sword Beach. It is responsible for defending access to Stp 08 (including the firing station of the 1260th Artillery Regiment) and includes a H626 flanking casemate (still under construction at the time of disembarkation) equipped with a 7,5 cm FK 38 gun. This strongpoint is also armed by an anti-tank gun placed in the bunker which replaced the famous casino (awkwardly represented in the film The Longest Day) and by a sMG 34 machine gun under protection above a H644 type construction.

Composition of the Wn 10 strongpoint:

  • 1x 7,5 cm gun (FK 38)
  • 1x 5 cm gun
  • 1x sMG 34 machine gun (under protection)

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