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 AD  Vol.5 No.4 , October 2017
The WW II German Stützpunkt on the Menez-Hom (Finistère-FR)
Abstract: The Menez-Hom hill placed between the Brest harbour and the Douarnenez bay, although only about 350 m height, dominates the surrounding territory. Therefore, during the WW II the German Wehrmacht decided to establish on its top a Stützpunkt (support point) for controlling and eventually impeding access to the Crozon peninsula to foreign troops. The available literature gives only fragmentary information about it but the mention of a Gerät (device— radar?) belonging to the FuMB686 Wolga and the presence of rests of a Seetakt radar on the Menez-Hom hill at the end of the war make the location of the Stützpunkt Wolga at the top of the Menez-Hom hill highly probable. The visit of the Stützpunkt site took place on 27/08/2010 and allowed to identify many of its components and to determine its organization.
Cite this paper: Tomezzoli, G. (2017) The WW II German Stützpunkt on the Menez-Hom (Finistère-FR). Archaeological Discovery, 5, 224-237. doi: 10.4236/ad.2017.54013.
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