St Aubin sur Mer - British Beach
Photo # 1. shows a beach scene at Aubin sur Mer pancaked on the beach can be seen a Republic P-47 Thunderbolt. Close up is the barrel of a bunker artillery piece, this was redirected facing inland during the post war period and can still be seen today, 2011.
photo # 2. Comparison photo showing along the beach, with very little difference in the buildings during 67 years.
Photo # 3. shows the barrel facing in totally the opposite direction as to when it was captured and abandoned. It's possible to see that the bunker had a solid wall facing out to sea, and could only traverse and fire left and right directly along the beaches.
Photo #4. as the bunker was built on the top of the towns sea wall it was too high for attackers or armoured vehicles to take it from the beach side. British tanks gained access to the town further along the beach away from the sea wall and circled the town to attack the bunker from inland along the street opposite. Note the explosion damage as the tank shell hit the right hand support of the bunker after grazing the barrel and exploding on contact with the wall.