General information on Fressinea

Fortification CORF without artillery.

SF 65eDI in 1940 (north-western element of the SFAM before 1939)

Mission: stopping of road leading to Nice and protection of the western side of Rimplas.

On our plan, its coordinates are in geographical system WGS84

Caption plan. Entrée_: entry of the men and the ammunition. H: men. Infanterie_: Infantry. B: weapons under concrete. Observatoires_: observatories armoured.

Cima Raymond

I profit owing to the fact that I took most photographs of this slide show to present itself at least once on this site! RC.

Civil statue

Born in Toulon (VAr) on March 15th, 1943, I am the son of Gaston Cima, aviator then professor of thermodynamics to the IUT of Town of Avray, and Josette Fornari, mother with the hearth to raise his two children (Bernard and myself).

Married on July 7th, 1970 with Sannois (Val-d'Oise) with Evelyne Bresson. 3 children, Laurent (1971), Nathalie (1973) and Lionel (1974). The members of my family are introduced on other pages.


After varied studies and obtaining a doctorate in - evolutionary genetics I tried (and succeeded, at least I hope for it) to make pass my knowledge in mathematics, then in biology, in various colleges and colleges of Paris and his area. Then, in 2004, I took my retirement.

In the interval I tried to make admit that classifications (cladism, etc) of the living beings were not coherent and I proposed a classification by conspeceurs (or let us chronons) systems in evolution. The innovation did not allure what one calls the scientific community and as I had other leisures to satisfy I satisfied them!

30 years of militancy in an consumers' association. 20 years of militancy in a trade union of Education. Admiror of fortification CORF since my younger childhood, with my Bernard brother (set on trains) I wrote many plates on the subject. Always with my brother and Michel Truttmann and Rémy Fontbonne, of which I was pleased to make knowledge, I created the association of fortification AMICORF. Impassioned old stones and of old materials, I am the happy owner of old military vehicles, old houses, a station the ex-SNCF and shelter CORF of Southern Bichel (the Moselle).

Having discovered data processing in 1980, then Internet, HTML and Javascript, I animate the site which you are traversing (with great pleasure, isn't this?)

Block of entry

Entry for men and ammunition. The height of the tailpipe of the generators (on the right) is imposing!

FM of interior defense

It is located vis-a-vis the main door.

Room of troop for 24 men

Bunk beds. Each bed is alternatively used by two men (saving of space).

Room for S/officiers

Two bunk beds for the three s/officiers. The commander of strong sleeps in his PC.


They are preceded by a urinal.

Wash-hand basins

The reserve day laborer of water is with the top as of wash-hand basins.


The cooker is with coal.

Reserve for coal

It is with breast height.

Back kitchen

It has the reserve day laborer of food and a reserve day laborer of water.

General water reserve

The reserve is accessible by a staircase. This height makes it possible to feed the fort without using of pump of raising. This general reserve itself is fed by a source which gives directly in the fort.


The filters (cylinders of right-hand side) neutralize poison gases.

Heat exchanger

The ventilation ducts which lead to the rooms pass by a heat exchanger which heats the air with cooling water of the generators.

Generating factory

Photograph opposite: one of two generators SMIM

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fr_groupe4_rc.jpg Generating part “of current” of the generator. Only one of two generators SMIM is enough to feed the fort.

fr_groupe2_rc.jpg The coolant circuit of the groups heats the pulsated air of the fort.

Cooling of the groups

They are cooled by the water of a cistern.

GFM (block 2)

Photograph opposite: bell of observation and defense brought closer to the tops.

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fr_gfm_ext_rc.jpg GFM.


and room of the commander of the fort.

Telephone center

It is used as relay between the various bodies of the fort and the PC and the external troops at the height.

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Principal gallery

It passes in front of the reserves to ammunition and the PC before reaching the active casemate.

Block 3

2 crenels of infantry. JM on the left (on the right in the casemate) and JM/AC47 on the right of the photograph.

In the center, between the two reinforcements of flagstone, it had been envisaged to install an armor-plated projector. It never seems not to be set up and its cell was sealed.

fr_b3_rc.jpg Overall picture: block 3 and GFM

Crenel JM

Photograph opposite: JM seen of the interior, with its fluidic device of the casings. Under the JM one observes the container, full of water, which allows the cooling of the machine-guns when they are used intensively. On the left JM one sees a grenade chute.

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fr_jmd_ext_rc.jpg JM out of battery, seen outside

Crenel JM/AC47

Photograph opposite: JM out of battery, seen outside

fr_jmg_rc.jpg JM out of battery. One sees part of the flight of the AC47 in “unobtrusive” position (with the back of the JM).

fr_ac47_gg.jpg AC47 (Fortification of Ferté, SF Montmédy)

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Slide show on Fressinea (65eDI); B.E.R Cima ©2004-2009

0, related Files; 1, General information; 3, Entered; 5, Room of troop; 6, room for s/o; 8, Wash-hand basins; 9, Kitchen; 10, Reserve with coal; 11, Back kitchen; 12, Water; 13, ventilation; 14, Échangeur; 15, Factory; 16, Cooling of the groups; 17, GFM (Block 2); 18, Headquarters; 19, Telephone center; 20, principal Gallery; 21, Block 3