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    Museum at Crecy en Ponthieu

    Last week I visited the museum at Crecy, Northwest of Abbeville, near the site of the famous medieval battle. As well as the expected medieval info (very interesting) there was a section of the museum devoted to WW2, although some of the items were actually WW1 fuzes. There was a model of a V1 launch site, showing the different kinds of buildings and their uses. Also in the museum was a large chunk of the wing of a B17 bomber and the wheel of a Mosquito aircraft. I will post photos when I get them transferred to a CD.
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    CNV00099.JPGCNV00111.JPGCNV00113.JPGCNV00115.JPGCNV00117.JPGCNV00118.JPGCNV00119.JPGCNV00122.JPGCNV00123.JPGCNV00124.JPGCNV00125.JPGCNV00126.JPGCNV00110.JPGCNV00109.JPGCNV00095.JPGCNV00090.JPGCNV00100.JPGCNV00101.JPGCNV00102.JPGCNV00103.JPGCNV00104.JPGCNV00105.JPGCNV00106.JPGCNV00107.JPGCNV00108.JPGCNV00127.JPGPlease see the earlier photos of the V1 site mock-up in Crecy museum. This site is at the Southwest edge of the village of Gueschart, a few miles to the East of Crecy. Some of the buildings are visible from the main road that passes the village. The buildings seem to have been placed in hedgerows / treelines for camouflage - the modern aerial photo gives no real hint of what is there. I counted at least eight buildings but there may be a few more. The building in photos 5, 6 and 10 had had the central column between the two openings removed, (that is why there is a large crack over the centre) presumably by a farmer, to allow farm machinery to be placed in the building. It would have looked like that in photo 4. 13 to 25 show the remains of a tall structure and possibly the site of the launch ramp about 50 metres away.
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