Eastern Seulles river bunker complex & Sheman DD tank
Wn29 site overview
What to see
Very little remains of the Widerstandsnest once built here to protect the eastern flank of the Seulles river and small fishing port at Courseulles-sur-Mer, but you can get up close to an original Sherman Duplex Drive tank and German 5cm KwK anti-tank gun.
The Sherman DD stands as a tribute to the Canadian forces who landed and liberated the area on June 6, 1944.
Wn29 once featured two R669 type casemates on the beach front and these were arranged to create a crossfire along the beach with the 88mm and 75mm field cannons inside. These were supported by a number of Tobruks and a R623 machine gun casemate covering the road and railway line inland.
This site was the terminus for a large railway yard and the cinema on the main street was the former railway station and provided a link for soldiers and materials to be transported along the coast to the port area here.