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Kieffer Commandos Monument

In a beautiful coastside park lies this monument for the No.4 commandos of Lt. Kieffer, who came to shore in the early morning hours of 6 June 1944 to make the batteries of Ouistreham harmless.

The monument is placed on a German 644 bunker which was part of Stützpunkt 08 HKB Riva Bella. The purpose of the Stützpunkt with 6 pieces of 155mm artillery was to cover the entrance of the river Orne and the canal.

The Regelbau 644 is a "Stand mit 6-Schartenturm in A".

The stones in front of the monument bear the names of the French commando's who where killed on June 6, 1944.

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  • Text: Louie Matuszewski
  • Photos: Jente de Roust (1, 2, 5), Louie Matuszewski (3, 4)