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St Ouën's Bay
View southwards across the sweep of St Ouën's Bay from La Crabière. In the far distance the lighthouse at La Corbière.
We are standing on a panzermauer, a concrete anti-tank wall built by the Germans as part of their 'Atlantic Wall' defences during the occupation of the Island in World War 2. Some 4 km of walling was constructed here, supplementing the existing 19th-century sea defence wall. To the upper left, the dark mass projecting from the wall is a casemate for anti-tank guns.
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