Jump to content

Dieppes fallen bunkers

Recommended Posts

last may we paddled about normandy mullberrys and those on south coast . this year we chose to go to dieppe in see the dieppe raid beaches and local area (The Dieppe raid august 19 1942 ) could not belive the size of the cliffs and how small the beach areas where . Paddling along the coast at different places one been at puys we came across two bunkers which appear to have fallen due to the coastal erosion ,did read that it is 1 mtr a year in these parts !

dieppe trip069.jpg

dieppe trip051.jpg

dieppe trip074.jpg

dieppe trip049.jpg

dieppe trip063.jpg

dieppe trip053.jpg

dieppe trip073.jpg

dieppe trip054.jpg

dieppe trip048.jpg

dieppe trip061.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

When we went over to Normandy with the jeep for the 60th anniversary celebrations we sailed into Dieppe and had to have a good look around,every where we looked we could see some sort of fortification, the troops who got pinned down there had no chance what so ever, very brave men.


Great pictures by the way

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I've seen similar things in the north of Denmark, Jutland, where the Germans built heavy fortifications and bunkers all along the coast during the war. The coast line in the north consists of sand, and the dug in bunkers have been exposed due to the erosion of the sand and soil.


Goran N

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...