Commissioning of the Lindeman artillery battery.
The Schleswig-Holstein battery was renamed by Hitler’s personal order to Lindeman in honor of the captain of the battleship Bismarck, who died with the ship on May 27, 1941 in the Atlantic. Adolf Hitler personally ordered the concrete casemates for these guns (earlier the guns were located behind armored shields 50 mm thick). The battery was armed with three 400-mm SKC / 34 cannons, which were previously manufactured for battleships of the “H” type. The team of one 40-cm gun numbered 8 officers and 60 lower ranks. The battery was seized by Canadian troops on September 26, 1944.
Location: Sangatte, Pas-de-Calais, France
Date: 19 September 1942