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Railway gun at Batterie Todt

The railway gun at Audinghen near Calais

The WWll railway gun in Northern France



The railway gun in the photo can be seen outside the Atlantic wall museum in the village Audinghen .

There was three guns in the Calais, Wimereux area. The guns could fire across the channel the shells landed in and around Dover between 1942 to 1944.

The Railway Gun this photo was taken on our first visit about 6 years ago.The gun was looking past it best but you can see in the new photo we took a couple of weeks ago.It has been restored on our first trip it looked like it was rusting away. Both the gun and the Bunker have had a lot of money spent on them.

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You can see the difference

Railway gun at the battery todt picture

The gun before

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The Gun now note the improvement to the bogie wheels

Railway gun at the battery todt picture

Sign with the gun details

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When the guns were not being used they were moved. With there transport and hidden in quarries in the area. Most of the guns were maintained by the German navy


railway gun France picture 4

The last photo shows the front of the bunker it now has steel and glass door.

Its original door was armour plate 8 ins thick around the gun turret of the 380 calibre gun.

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