Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Douvres-la-Délivrande ...

... Giant Wurzburg Radar  ... (EN)  
... was the primary ground-based gun laying radar for both
 the Luftwaffe and the German Army during World War II ...
... This post-WW2 trailer was an Antiaircraft gun laying radar
  for US made 90mm batteries until late 1950's.
 Very versatile, it was later used as anti personnel detector
  in Algeria, as ground control for telemetry (aircraft)
  in France and in Brazil, as weather radar in
  the Kerguelen Islands, in the Sahara, in French Guyana
  and more recently in India for the UN ...
source: G De Sorne
... * German radio station ...

The Routes through the Historical area of the Battle of Normandy
... interactive map ...
... Eight itineraries in chronological sequence ...

Douvres-la-Délivrande ... (EN)
... During the Second World War, Douvres-la-Délivrande was
  the site of an important German air-detection radar installation,
 part of the strategic Atlantic Wall defences ...