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Wn92 Gefosse Le Wigwam

Widerstandsnest built to cover entrance to Vire River

Wn92 site overview

What to see

Situated on the eastern side of the Baie des Veys opposite the southern end of the Utah Beach area, Wn92 provided defence to the entry to the Vire River which leads to the town of Isigny-sur-Mer.

Now largely overtaken by a farm expansion and holiday cottages, there's still a number of concrete builds you can see, with permission from the owners.

The largest builds here include a garage and position for a searchlight, a Vf bunker for a 4.7cm Czech-made Skoda gun and a Doppelschartenstand - a machine gun casemate with double embrasures which enabled the gun to fire out into the bay or down towards the mouth of the river.
There are two Vf2a type personnel shelters in the centre of the site, and the area is supported to the rear, eastern side by four defensive Tobruks.


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