Oldenburg Battery


Oldenburg Battery is a artillery site, part of the AtlantikWall

Battery Oldenburg was an Atlantic Wall artillery site.

Originally, the site housed cannons outdoors, to attack the ships in the Dover Straits, in preparation for Operation Sea Lion, the ultimate aim of which was to invade Great Britain.

When the invasion project was abandoned, it was then incorporated into the Atlantic Wall, and the Organisation Todt built two casemates (or Turms) to protect the cannons in 1942.

The Turms housed two cannons taken from the Russians during World War I.

The battery comprises two casemates 35 metres long and 15 metres high, about 200 metres apart. There are also several underground storeys: (2 for Turm west, 3 for Turm east)

These are surrounded by many bunkers used for housing and storage, as well as a hospital, and ground/ground and ground/air defensive positions.

It was taken on 1 October 1944, by the Canadian 3rd Infantry Brigade.

By Panzlms (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By Panzlms (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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