Welcome to The Few Good Men

Thanks for visiting our club and having a look around, there is a lot to see. Why not consider becoming a member?

[PIC GALLERY] WW2 Then & Now

Louis

FGM Lieutenant General
FGM MEMBER
Joined
Oct 11, 2010
Messages
10,722
Age
58
Location
Castelar, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina.
Paris under occupation: German military orchestra at place de l'Opera, June 1941.
QeiYq9U.jpg

llruV5b.jpg
 

Gunner

FGM Captain
FGM MEMBER
Joined
Apr 16, 2013
Messages
2,921
Location
Blue Point NY USA
The are pics below are from the Warfare History Network website.
Great articles and excellent pictures.
I print the articles to pdf’s and read them at my leisure.

This before and after is from “Assault on Oslo: The Naval Disaster in the Drøbak Strait”
https://warfarehistorynetwork.com/2...oslo-the-naval-disaster-in-the-drobak-strait/

It doesn't say so but it sure looks to be the same gun.

L9xDG5G.jpg


1GXLQ2C.jpg


And the damage it caused

JAVcRL9.jpg
 

julianj

FGM Sergeant
FGM MEMBER
Joined
Sep 11, 2018
Messages
117
Age
120
Location
London
The are pics below are from the Warfare History Network website.
Great articles and excellent pictures.
I print the articles to pdf’s and read them at my leisure.

This before and after is from “Assault on Oslo: The Naval Disaster in the Drøbak Strait”
https://warfarehistorynetwork.com/2...oslo-the-naval-disaster-in-the-drobak-strait/

It doesn't say so but it sure looks to be the same gun.
I saw a doc on Youtube (sorry can't remember what it was called) about the German invasion of Norway and that was the gun that sank the Blucher. So you are correct.
 

Gunner

FGM Captain
FGM MEMBER
Joined
Apr 16, 2013
Messages
2,921
Location
Blue Point NY USA
Nice post Louis.
I always enjoy these before and after's.

I looked up Etretat and found it was north east of Le Havre and outside the Normandy invasion area.

zxjXL4M.jpg


I took a “drive” around Etretat using Google maps.
It is a very pretty area. I’d very much would like to go there.
I found a bunker that is still on the beach but it doesn’t have the view that your picture above has.

gtePZ1v.jpg


Moving further down the beach is where you would get that view but there was no bunker.
I did notice however a concrete patch in the cliff wall. At first I thought that was where the bunker was but in the sepia photo with the gun in it it looks like there is a slot in the cliff face where the bunker may have been bunker and figure that must be the where the picture was taken from.

Bd6ADdv.jpg


Thanks again Louis. It was fun driving around France if only virtually. ;)

 
Last edited:
Top