STP 164 Tilly V143 Komandostand

STP 164 Tilly V143 Komandostand, Pas-de-Calais, Northern France

Address:

Waringzelle region
Pas-de-Calais
France

Site can be visited from the outside only.


This is an easy site to visit but will require a bit of a hike. Fortunately it's a beautiful trek and you can take in the rustic beauty of this coastal trail.

You will start your journey by doing one of two things, either driving or taking a bicycle. Either way take the D191 and take a left turn into the small village of Waringzelle, that road is called Rue du Cran aux Œufs and will take you to a dead end. To the right of that dead end is a small wooden trail fence, it's actually just a horizontal piece of wood but stands as a marker to the trail head. There really is no place to park, I had to turn around and park my car back at the hotel, I then rented a bicycle and rode down to the trail. If you do it this way be prepared to take your bike for a walk! The trail is up and down and uneven in places and it's not for the rental bikes in the area. If you walk it you will have to find a parking space somewhere in the village, it will be a long hike!

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The entrance to the trail head. This beautiful coastal trail will lead you to two bunker sites.



As you come off the trail you will look up and face this beauty, it's a nice walk up.


All photographs on this visit were taken on July 13th, 2016 and are subject to copyright. Please be respectful and do not copy them for your own personal or professional use. If you would like to contact the photographer and admin of this web site please e-mail admin@germanbunkers.com

I used two different cameras on the 2016 visit. The Nikon Coolpix 35mm and the Apple iPhone Six S Plus.

A frontal view of the bunker site named Tilly by the Germans during WWII.

A slight side ways glance at her.

A nice closeup shot of the nose of Tilly.

A pitiful site, Tilly now used on the inside as a dumping ground for all sorts of debris.

A side ways glance of the Kommandostand facing south west.

As you come off the trail you will look up and face this beauty, it's a nice walk up.

Unbelievable to think that this concrete was built 70 plus years ago.

This site is completely overgrown and was not accessible. We may visit again perhaps during the winter months when there is less foliage.

Utterly breathtaking, a view of the mighty Todt Batterie's Turm 4 as seen when hiking dowm the hill from Tilly.

A beautiful view from a Tobruk that remains on this site.

The solider that occupied this Tobruk had a nice view of the sea as well as his friends who occupied WN65 Frundsberg as seen in the distance.

The Tobruk as seen from the back end.

Another really nice view looking up to her big cousin, Tilly.

Such a beautiful family with the Tobruk, Tilly to the left and a very unique FLAK bunker to the right.

This rare type of bunker emplacement a Vf HWB mit OB Flak stands to the right of Tilly. Further examination will havr to wait for another visit.

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