THE SUFFOLK REGIMENT MEMORIAL

This bunker, the first one cleaned and renovated by volunteer members of the association, is a shelter for a canon type: Regelbau 605.

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Because of D-day, its construction was not completed in time (by June 44), and the heavy sliding doors were never installed.
The shelter R.605 is a rare model on the Atlantic Wall (only two in France), which served as a garage for anti-tank guns and vehicles. It remains today one of five models, of this type, in Europe.

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The construction of this model required 1,600 m3 of gravel, 900m3 of concrete and 45 tons of scrap metal.
Aerial photographs show that a concrete shelter had been prepared to fit a canon. A munition storage was found near this location.