The Germans began construction of this gun battery in 1943 as part of the Atlantic wall. It consisted of four 105 mm. guns that were each mounted in separate casemates (R652). South of the four guns, which had a range of 12 km, a Fire control post (R636) was placed, and behind it were crew and ammunition bunkers and pillboxes for close range defense.
This battery was built to protect the port of Cap Breton, and was located in the first row of sand dunes near the beach. Due to erosion, most of the bunkers are now located either in the water or directly on the beach.
© Picture by Pierre Bonnet
“ Impressed to see the pic you posted of a casement at 'Cap Breton' near Hossegor. As you can see these days (and for many years now) all that remains is on the beach in pieces. As a regular surfer here I was always eager to see some shots of how it was looking when the buildings were still there. Unfortunately these appear to be a bit rare. Thanks.
Kind regards from England. John. ”