Aerial view of the costal artillery batter at Mont-Fleury


Defence position Wn 35a near Ver sur Mer compirised of a battery of 4 Russian 122 mm K390 1/r artillery pieces manned by 3./HKAA 1260.

It was still under construction on June the 6th, with only one casemate completed.

It was targeted by both air and naval bombardment on the morning of June the 6th under Operation Flashlamp. 113 bombers dropped 542 tonnes of bombs and HMS Belfast added to the destruction with her 6 inch guns, starting from 04:29 to 04:49.

The position was captured by 6th Bn Green Howards, 50th (Northumbrian) Infantry Division on 6 June.

The sea is towards the bottom of the photo, with an anti tank ditch running diagionally towards the bottom left of the photo. The picture was taken some time after capture with an Allied barrage ballon floating above the road, and a tented ecampment further in the distance.